by Mary Engler-Guccione
A local hospital is teaming up with a television station to help fight cancer.
The Mercy Regional Health Foundation at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, is working in conjunction with KOAM TV-7 to hold a free, area-wide screening program for colorectal cancer.
The program begins Aug. 3.
Persons over the age of 40 are urged to come by the St. John's Mercy Health Resource Library for a free in-home test kit.
Kits may be picked up between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday until Aug. 28.
To receive a free kit by mail, you may call 800-24-COLON.
The test kits are provided free to the four-state area by members of the Foundation's Annual Giving Club, the "Blast From The Past" fund raiser and other donations to the Mercy Regional Health Foundation at St. John's.
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