Events

This fun-filled and educational event is FREE and open to the public. There will be a variety of health-related exhibits and activities you can both enjoy and learn from, ranging from healthy lifestyles and family fun to preventive screening resources and research.

Family Fun

Talk of the Town
Talk of the Town will delight children with such favorites as face painting, balloon animals, giant board games, and clowns. Watch creative face painters instantly turn the little ones into little princesses and animals, as caricature artists draw their portraits. More active kids will have fun bouncing around in the huge inflatable games or playing other sports including basketball and volleyball.

Fenton Street Market
On Saturdays from May to October, the Fenton Street Market transforms Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring into a bustling marketplace full of crafts, antiques, fine art, imported goods from across the globe, and community programming ranging from English classes to local musical acts. The exhibit will feature various displays of arts and crafts as well as themed items for purchase.

Prevent Cancer Foundation
The Prevent Cancer Foundation advocates and supports the prevention and early detection of cancer through Research, Education, Advocacy and Community Outreach. This exhibit will provide a Mega Colon model to be displayed in the pavilion and link with NCI to distribute educational materials related to cancer.
Healthy Lifestyles

Salt & Pepper Chefs
Salt & Pepper is a unique, entertaining, and informative Web cooking show featuring an odd couple pairing—Home Chef Brian Reeve and Professional Chef “Tee” Terrell Danley. Diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and Salt & Pepper will be doing a live demonstration of how to prepare healthy meals and snacks. They will also tell you how you can adapt recipes for low-fat, low-salt, low-sugar, and other special dietary needs.

The Fit Solution
In less than 5 minutes, The Fit Solution will provide you with a free screening that informs you of your Body Fat, Body Mass Index, and Metabolic Rate to get you started on your commitment to be healthy and fit. Sign up for the free Healthier You and Healthier You Fit Kids Healthy Lifestyle Pledge, and work towards a healthy lifestyle. Experts will also be on hand to provide fitness tips and answer your questions.

Willow Street Yoga
Willow Street Yoga Center seeks to ignite the flame of awareness and to awaken to the joy we innately are. Please take the time to stop by this exhibit and receive a live demo of Yoga, a spiritual practice comprised of postures, breathing exercises and meditation - part of an ancient holistic system of personal development designed to help balance the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of ourselves.

Center for Taiji & Qigong Studies
Wouldn't it be great to exercise your mind, body, and spirit all in one session? Let Dr. Yang Yang, master practitioner and scientific researcher, show you how in this participatory workshop on Taiji and Qigong, Chinese martial arts. These simple exercises are easy for people of all ages and physical abilities to learn and make a part of their daily routine.

Zumba Fitness
Please visit this exhibit for a free ZUMBA demonstration and class. ZUMBA is a fun dynamic workout based on Latin and international dance music. The class combines merengue, salsa, belly dancing, reggaeton, cumbia, samba, rock'n'roll and more in a unique workout that feels less like work and more like a party! ZUMBA burns fat, tones your body, lifts your spirit and puts a smile on your face.

Sensazao LLC
Over the years, Sensazao has perfected the dance-fitness concept to offer an efficient, challenging yet simple and cool workout. Within 50-60 minutes you will move to a combination of cardiovascular and toning routines that will easily burn hundreds of calories, improve memory and coordination skills, and most importantly, make you feel great! Please stop by this exhibit and participate in an exciting workout and have fun doing it.

Children’s National Medical Center, Bionutrition Core
This exhibit from the Children's National Medical Center will focus on nutrition and cancer, encouraging healthy eating and healthy weight. Food models and a scale with bioelectrical impedance will be displayed for visitors to assess their percent body fat. Charts will be available to determine health risk categories according to % body fat. Visitors can look up foods commonly eaten to find nutrient data, as well as explore "Super Tracker" at ChooseMyPlate.gov to analyze diet and exercise habits. There will also be healthy plate handouts available.

National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), is the world’s largest biomedical library, maintaining and making available a vast print collection. NLM also produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. Participants of this exhibit, Adventures in Environmental Health, will be provided with poignant information on environmental health and toxicology through various games and educational materials.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
This educational exhibit will provide handouts illustrating primary areas of NIEHS research interest focused on the links between environmental exposures that affect health, including social determinants of health, and how such environmental exposures often are associated with existing health disparities or contribute to health disparities. Also included will be materials related to occupational exposures and issues of environmental justice.
Training

University of the District of Columbia
Listen to students in the University of the District of Columbia's (UDC's) undergraduate- and graduate-level training in cancer research talk about the benefits of the programs and available study grants. Also learn more in an interactive workshop about UDC's Cancer Outreach church program that teaches seniors how to become more informed by accessing the National Library of Medicine's online information source on cancer.

Carnegie Academy for Science Education
Children will experience the excitement of science when they take part in this hands-on session from the Carnegie Academy for Science Education. Beads into Bioinformatics is a workshop where children will learn about DNA, genes, and disease in a fun and interesting way as they make a wearable bead bracelet that represents a short strand of the DNA sequence. Then, using the National Center for Biotechnology Information's BLAST tool, they can discover the secret of the gene sequence bracelet they created.

Office of Science Education
This exhibit will provide an interactive demonstration using LifeWorks, a medical science and health-related career exploration Web site developed by the Director of the Office of Science Education (OSE) at the NIH. The Director of OSE, Dr. Fuchs, will walk through sample case studies while demonstrating the various ways to use LifeWorks. This presentation will also show how you can explore the numerous careers available in medicine, science and health as well as how you can begin to conduct your own career planning, right now!

Office of Intramural Training and Education
The scientific field of biomedical research recognizes the vital importance of and great value in recruiting for the next generation. This exhibit, hosted by the Office of Intramural Training and Education within the NIH, will provide helpful and educational information about training programs at NIH available to high school and college students.

Center for Scientific Review
The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) is the portal for NIH grant applications and their review for scientific merit. Their mission is to see that NIH grant applications receive fair, independent, expert, and timely reviews – free from inappropriate influences – so NIH can fund the most promising research. Please take advantage of this interactive game, Who wants to be an NIH Scientist? Participants will be asked to answer general biological questions with emphasis in cancer biology.

The Maryland Center at Bowie State University
The Maryland Center at Bowie State University, Inc. (The Center) is a non-profit organization that engages in and supports activities to further enhance the educational, research or service mission of Bowie State University. This exhibit, hosted by The Center Community Partners, will provide educational preventive interventions for youth, tobacco cessation, colorectal cancers, and teen pregnancy.
Screening

University of Maryland School of Public Health
Check out this interactive exhibit where you can test your knowledge of prostate cancer, and learn more about how to make informed decisions about preventing and/or dealing with the disease. You can also find out about an innovative, spiritually-based educational program for African American men on prostate cancer, Men's Prostate Awareness Church Training (M-PACT), funded by the American Cancer Society, which is taking place in Prince George's County churches.

Asian American Health Initiative of Montgomery County
The mission of the Asian American Health Initiative is to identify the health care needs of Asian American communities, to develop culturally competent health care services, and to implement health education programs that are accessible and available for all Asian Americans in Montgomery County. Please take advantage of this interactive game geared to educate about breast, cervical, prostate and colorectal cancer.

Howard University College of Dentistry
The Howard University College of Dentistry, a teaching and patient care institution, will host this exhibit focused on oral health education addressing the topics of nutrition, preventive care, oral hygiene instructions, and the process of oral disease.

Boat People SOS, Inc.
Boat People SOS is a national Vietnamese American community organization with the mission to empower, organize, and equip Vietnamese individuals and communities in their pursuit of liberty and dignity. At this exhibit, participants will be given educational materials (in both English and Vietnamese) on cancer prevention, and resources will be provided for finding out more about getting screened for cancer.

Warriors Fighting for HIS Cure, Inc
Warriors Fighting for HIS Cure (WF4HC) is organized primarily to help end prostate cancer and to empower and educate men, their families, and men challenged with prostate cancer and/or sarcomatoid carcinoma of the prostate. This exhibit will be geared toward increasing awareness on prostate cancer through educative brochures, handouts and other materials.

DC Cancer Consortium
Stop by the DC Cancer Consortium exhibit, a charitable organization dedicated to reducing cancer health disparities among low-income and racially/ethnically diverse communities. Educational materials and resources for you and your loved ones about cancer prevention, screening, and treatment will be available. The goal of this exhibit is to raise awareness among these communities of the high cancer rates in the DC area and the useful resources for cancer screening and prevention.

Suburban Hospital
Visit this informative exhibit hosted by Suburban Hospital, a community-based, not-for-profit hospital serving Montgomery County and the surrounding area since 1943. You can pick up materials describing how to reduce your cancer risk and find out more about diagnosis and treatment of common cancers, such as breast, prostate, testicular, gynecological, and colon cancers.

Us Helping Us, People Into Living, IncA
Come and check out the Us Helping Us, People exhibit - a community-based HIV/AIDS organization in Washington, D.C. committed to improving the health and well-being of the African American community. The organization offers an array of free and innovative individual, group, and community programs and services, including HIV counseling, testing, and referral services for gay men. Drop by this exhibit to learn more about prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Free and confidential HIV testing will also be available at the booth.

Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service
The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service vision is to keep our communities safe and healthy by providing the best fire, rescue, and emergency medical services, utilizing career and volunteer resources. This exhibit will feature a live fire truck on-site as well as blood pressure tests for participants.

Nueva Vida
Nueva Vida is a support network that provides a continuum of culturally sensitive cancer support services for Latinas in the Washington DC, Baltimore and Richmond metropolitan areas. This exhibit will feature information on breast and cervical cancer and early detection, specifically for Latinas. Multiple educational and promotional materials will be provided.

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services has primary responsibility for the delivery of public health and human services that address the basic and critical needs of the county's most vulnerable children, adults and seniors in Montgomery County. Visit this exhibit to learn more about colorectal cancer, including benefits of early detection and screening .

Capital Breast Care Center
Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC) provides comprehensive, culturally appropriate breast cancer screening services and health education to women in the DC metropolitan area, regardless of their ability to pay. The goal of this exhibit is to provide breast health education including self-breast exam instructions, mammogram information and general breast cancer education.

Life with Cancer
The mission of the Life with Cancer Resource Center is to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing education, information and support. This exhibit, Life with Cancer: Experience a community of Hope, will provide a wide array of cancer community services and resources for cancer patients, survivors, family members, and healthcare professionals alike.

Holy Cross Hospital
Holy Cross Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Maryland, offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and community-based health care services, with specialized expertise in women and infant services, senior services, surgery, neuroscience and cancer. This exhibit will focus on diabetes as well as men’s and women’s health, providing educational materials including health information brochures.

Somali American Community Association (SACA)
The mission of the Somali American Community Association is to promote the well being of refugees and immigrants through proactive services and support. Please visit this exhibit, Health Promotion and Access to Care, to receive cancer education, referral for screening, legal, and enrollment of Primary Adult Care, as well as Maryland insurance for the uninsured.

Maryland Army National Guard Counterdrug Task Force
Drug use is responsible for countless deaths all over the world. At the Maryland National Guard Counterdrug Program, their campaign focus is to anticipate, prevent, deter and defeat threats to the Homeland in order to enhance national security and protect our society. Visit this exhibit to participate in an interactive game designed to demonstrate the dangers of vision impairment due to drug and alcohol use.

Washington Adventist Hospital (Adventist HealthCare)
Adventist HealthCare, based in Rockville, Md., is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization of dedicated professionals who work together each day to provide excellent wellness, disease management and health-care services to the community. Attendees of this exhibit will learn more about the dangers of osteoporosis and lung cancer, as well as participate in both a bone density screening and a carbon monoxide screening.

The Latino Health Initiative
The Latino Health Initiative (LHI) of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services focuses on improving the quality of life of Latinos living in Montgomery County. Visitors at this exhibit will receive important information on tobacco prevention as well as participate in a smokers' roulette game, aimed at obtaining information on the dangerous effects of tobacco use and its consequences.

Defense Veterans Brain Injury Center
The mission Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs, and support for force health protection services. Please take the time to participate in the exciting activities at this exhibit, which include games and education on brain health, traumatic brain injuries, and sports and concussion safety.

Prince George's County Health Department
Protecting the public's health, assuring availability of and access to quality health care services, and promoting individual and community responsibility for the prevention of disease, injury and disability has always been the mission of the Prince George’s County Health Department. Please visit this exhibit to receive information on the Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening and Treatment Program (CPEST), along with materials on general colorectal cancer prevention and free colon cancer screening services to eligible Prince George's County residents.
Research

Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center
The Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is a private, non-profit, 501(C) 3 organization, which became operational in 1997. Governed by a 16 person Board of Directors, AHEC services the nine counties comprising Maryland's Eastern Shore. This exhibit will feature a educational table-top display focused on Mini Medical School, Bioethics Research Center, and Trust in Research.

Johns Hopkins Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities
Please take time to visit this educational display from the Johns Hopkins Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities within the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Participants can take advantage of information about biospecimen collection, as well as CRC and breast and cervical cancers.

Kam Tek
This exciting and interactive exhibit will demonstrate how KamTek Biorepository Services focuses on the appropriate & safe distribution of biological specimens, safe guarding the identity and integrity of biological specimens (placed in our custody by research investigators), and laboratory services that are designed to enhance the use of biospecimens.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering invites you to their exhibit, "Seeing the Invisible." Be amazed by tricks with infrared light, including seeing through an opaque bag; knowing what objects a person has touched, even after the person has left the room, and seeing invisible pictures drawn with ice cubes. Participants can also learn about medical applications of infrared imaging.

National Human Genome Research Institute
Cells are the basic unit of life and make up all plants, animals and bacteria. Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA is the molecule that contains the genetic code and directs the activities of cells, and ultimately, the body. This activity from the National Human Genome Research Institute will demonstrate how DNA can be isolated from a strawberry using common household materials.

Howard University Cancer Center
Participants will experience a demonstration of how research that was done at Howard University is benefitting people today, including advances in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer through research. The content of the exhibit will also address the importance of knowing your family health history and how knowledge is a motivator for research participation.

National Museum of Health and Medicine
Visitors to this exhibit will interact with plastinated human organs while learning more about the National Museum of Health and Medicine, which recently opened in Silver Spring as a center for the collection of specimens for research in military medicine and surgery. Topics being addressed also include human anatomy/pathology, the history of medicine, and American military medicine.

Center for Asian Health
The mission of the Center for Asian Health, a part of Temple University's College of Health Professions, is to raise the physical, mental and social health of Asian Americans to the highest possible level. Attendants of this presentation will receive educational information on health screening, smoking cessation, diabetes, and Hepatitis B virus, as well as lung, cervical, breast, and colorectal cancers.

Georgetown University-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center seeks to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic and clinical research, patient care, community education and outreach, and the training of cancer specialists of the future. This exhibit will focus on HPV awareness and education by providing educational information, including pamphlets from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other resources.

The George Washington Cancer Institute
The GW Cancer Institute offers programs that educate the general community and health care professionals about the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer. The Cancer Institute also serves as an information and referral source to inform cancer survivors on local, regional, and national support groups/services available to serve specific cancer needs of DC area residents. This exhibit will focus on the general topics of cancer screening and survivorship.

Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
Check out these exhibits sponsored by the National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. Free, scientifically based, unbiased information about all aspects of cancer will be focused on patients, their families and friends, and the general public. Attendants will learn about cancer risk factors, routine screenings for cancer prevention and early detection, diagnosis, treatment, living with cancer, clinical trials, and cancer research, as well as a special spotlight on "The Power of Genomics". Materials that are tailored to racially and ethnically diverse communities will also be highlighted.
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