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The Main Purpose of the Madison County Partnership for Community Health (MCPCH) is to share Cancer related events and activities in our community.
We’re looking for new members and guests are always welcome.
Madison County Cancer Committee, St. Clair County Cancer Committee, and the American Cancer Society have joined forces to form the Metro East Cancer Action Network (MECAN). Meetings are held bi-monthly at alternating locations for the convenience of each county's members. The next MECAN meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 9:30 a.m. at Madison County Health Department, 101 E. Edwardsville Road, Wood River, IL.
If you are unable to attend in person, you can join the meeting via Skype or by phone at (917) 727-7985, passcode: 6426-9263#.
We are seeking members from local professional and business offices as well as individuals who have been touched by cancer or who have an interest in cancer awareness and education in our communities.
The main purpose of the Metro East Cancer Action Network is to share Cancer related events and activites in Madison County and our neighboring counties.
CALENDAR OF CANCER AWARENESS MONTHS
Crazy Bowl Fundraiser, February 8, 2020 - American Cancer Society
5th Annual (co-ed) Softball Tournament, March 14, 2020 - All Cancers Matter - American Cancer Society
Egg My House - Help Support the fight against cancer. Order candy-filled eggs to be delivered to your house for Easter morning fun! American Cancer Soiety Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society Wig Salon - Free Wig By American Cancer Society, Cut And Styled By Bliss
Cancer Education and Support Group for Women - Caring Circle
E-cigarettes - Questions and Answers for Parents
Here are some links to local organizations involved and interested in Cancer.
Madison County Health Department – www.madisonchd.org
American Cancer Society – www.cancer.org
Anderson Hospital – www.andersonhospital.org
Southern Illinois University – School of Nursing – www.siue.edu
OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center – www.sahc.org
Alton Memorial Hospital - www.altonmemorialhospital.org
OSF Prompt Care and Primary Care - NOW OPEN!
SIHF Healthcare - www.sihf.org
Start Now - www.touchette.org/programs/start-now
Working Towards A Cure - www.workingtowardsacure.com
HISTORY OF COMMITTEE AND HEALTH AREA
The Cancer Committee was formed in the late 1990s after one of our first community assessments. One of the first topics of the Cancer Committee was lung cancer which is directly associated with cigarette smoking. The Cancer Committee has acted as a Cancer Coalition for our Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) since 2000. The Cancer Committee was instrumental in hosting MCHD’s first drive-through colorectal cancer screening event. The Committee was active in Prostate Cancer awareness and many PSA screening events.