Saturday, September 15, 2018

Live Well Health Screenings

The "Live Well" Northshore community health event took place Saturday, Sept. 15th, at the Trailhead park in Covington, with a dozen health information booths, big trucks offering screenings for a variety of diseases, a blood donation station, and bar-be-que lunches. 

Sponsored by the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and the Benjamin Blanchard Memorial Foundation, the event focused on free cancer screenings for breast, colorectal, oral, prostate, and skin cancers, blood pressure and glucose checks. Attractions included music by the Tchefuncte River Band and fun things to do for kids provided by the Children's Museum of St. Tammany.

Here are some pictures. Click on them to make them larger. 

A special car and motorcycle show called the "Shine a Light on Lung Cancer" will be held on Friday, November 2, at 1203 S.  Tyler St. in Covington (the Mary Byrd Perkins Cancer Center parking lot). It will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information on how to participate, one can email Lori Chopin at