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Free Promote Health. Prevent Cancer. Program coming to Geneseo in April

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Eight week program starts April 7

Pictured is Bob Wirth, a recent PHPC participant

GENESEO – There are many things you can do to help reduce your risk of cancer. UR Medicine’s Center for Community Health & Prevention, in partnership with Wilmot Cancer Institute, is excited to offer the Promote Health. Prevent Cancer. program, a free opportunity that aims to empower participants through cancer prevention education.

This free, eight-week program starts at 10 a.m. Friday, April 7 and will be held at the Geneseo Parish Outreach Center (4520 Genesee St).

The program will teach you how small changes can add up to make a big difference in increasing your overall health and wellbeing. The series of classes combine nutrition education and light physical activity with a goal of making you healthier and happier. Weekly topics range from “Healthy Eating Patterns & Portion Sizes” to “Added Sugars & Sweetened Beverages.”

Bob Wirth, a recent PHPC participant at the Montour Falls Silver Spoon Café, shares what drew him to the healthy living program, saying “Since being in our COVID state of mind for more than two years, I wanted to start to get involved with community again.”

“I wanted to get motivated to learn how to and to start taking better care of myself. I wanted to take charge again of my life. What better way to do that than improving my diet and making exercise more of a priority.”

This program is perfect for those interested in making a change in their health, making and maintaining changes in diet, increasing physical activity and reducing cancer-causing exposures like UV rays and smoking.

Since 2017, PHPC has been offered virtually and in person at various community-based locations throughout the Finger Lakes. Join others with similar health goals starting Friday, April 7 at the Geneseo Parish Outreach Center.

To register, contact class facilitator and Regional Program Coordinator Katie Bauer at (585) 350-9190 or email phpc@urmc.rochester.edu

Find more information and other upcoming class opportunities at cchp.urmc.edu/phpc

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