Baton Rouge residents get health checked at free fair

Baton Rouge residents get health checked at free fair
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Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 6:31pm

People living in Baton Rouge decided to put their health first Saturday.

It's all part of a program called Fest for Life.

People could get checked for several different types of cancers for free. Doctors say getting tested early could help save your life.

The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center hosted the event in honor of minority cancer awareness week.

Event goers say without the free event they might not be able to get tested.

"I enjoy coming out here learning things to learn about your body to see what's going on. It's very educational, because everyone should know what's going on, and then it's free," Linda Simms, event goer, said.

Last year organizers say around 600 people came out for free testing.

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