Project Offering Free Mammograms and Pap Tests
The D.C. Department of Health's Project WISH, or Women Into Staying Healthy, is offering free mammograms and pap tests to District women 18 and older who do not have health insurance. Test services will be provided at 26 public and private health care facilities in the District.
Women screened through Project WISH also will be eligible to sign up for free smoking-cessation classes at the Howard University Cancer Center and the Providence Hospital Wellness Center.
For more information and to sign up, call 1-888-833-9474.
Amateur Boxers to Square Off in Tournament
The annual Mayor's Cup Invitational Amateur Boxing Tournament, hosted by the Department of Recreation and Parks, will begin today and run through Saturday at Burr Gymnasium at Howard University, Sixth Street and Georgia Avenue NW.
A team representing the District will compete against those representing eight other cities from across the nation. Bouts begin at 7 each evening, starting with first-round matches tonight and culminating with championship matches on Saturday.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and younger, and they can be purchased at the gymnasium. For more information, call 202-673-7660.
Activities, Information Booths at Family Health Fest
A Family Health Fest will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the CVS Pharmacy at 2646 Naylor Rd. SE.
Activities for children, such as face painting, storytelling and a clown, will be combined with health information booths, such as blood pressure screenings, a seated massage center and an "Ask the Doctor" interactive booth where parents can ask questions about their children's health.
While attending the event, families can apply for DC Health Families, a free health insurance program for working families living in the District. To apply, families must present proof of D.C. residency, current proof of one month's income and copies of each family member's Social Security cards. For more information, call 1-800-666-2229.