Event Offers Cancer Prevention Tips, Exhibits

April 26, 2012 | Dagny Stuart

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center invites women to “Treat Yourself Like a Queen,” during a special health care and cancer prevention event, Saturday, May 5, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center.

The free event includes health information exhibits, shopping at the “Queenly Things Mall,” and a dessert reception.

There will be a special performance by the Cancer Queens! A Cancer Prevention Musical Revue, including the debut of a new song, “And Then She Got a Colonoscopy,” starring Polly and the Colon Polyps.

The Cancer Queens is a group of nearly a dozen Tennessee health care educators, many from Vanderbilt, providing health messages in a format known as “edutainment.” Wearing rhinestone tiaras and feather boas, the women perform a humorous and educational musical revue with song lyrics about cancer prevention set to melodies from well-known songs.

The Cancer Queens have presented their message to more than 6,500 people and have been highlighted as a success story for cancer risk reduction education by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The “Treat Yourself Like a Queen” event is open to the public and there is free parking in the 25th Avenue Garage with continuous shuttle service to the Student Life Center.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Register online at  or visit www.cancerqueens.net for more information.

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