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Baton Rouge General’s Life's A Canvas Event Promotes Early Detection Through Art and Education

24-Oct-2013 Baton Rouge, La. – Physicians, community members, survivors and friends joined Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center and WAFB Channel 9 on October 17 for Life’s a Canvas – a special event to promote cancer awareness and empower men and women to take charge of their health. Participants painted a canvas with instruction from talented local artists with Baton Rouge General’s Arts in Medicine program while also learning from physicians and experts about ways to empower themselves and their loved ones when it comes to reducing their risk for cancer. Drawing nearly 300 attendees, the unique, interactive event was one of the largest free community painting events in the area. The event promoted the importance of early detection and screenings, regular visits with your physician, and knowing your family history, and guests painted a ‘tree of life’ to emphasize the importance of knowing their family health history.

                             
 
 Guests at Baton Rouge General’s Life’s A Canvas cancer awareness event 
enjoyed painting a canvas while hearing from physicians and experts on ways to 
empower themselves when it comes to reducing their risk for cancer.

   
 
 Guests at Baton Rouge General’s Life’s A Canvas cancer awareness event visited
interactive booths, 
learned about ways to reduce their cancer risk,
and also enjoyed cooking demonstrations and live music.

   
   Emcee Diane Deaton with WAFB Channel 9 at Baton Rouge General’s
Life’s A Canvas cancer awareness event with Baton Rouge General Physicians’
Dr. Raina Gunjan (left) and Dr. Kenyatta Shamlin (right).

   
 
 Guests at Baton Rouge General’s Life’s A Canvas cancer awareness event 
show off their ‘tree of life’ paintings – symbolizing the importance of knowing their family health history.

Check out Baton Rouge General’s Facebook page for more photos from the event.

Learn more about Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center and its comprehensive cancer treatment services and the Arts in Medicine program at BRGeneral.org.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is Baton Rouge’s first and only full-service community hospital, with 527 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations. From our birth center to senior services, and state-of-the-art heart and cancer care, Baton Rouge General provides care for the whole family at every age and every stage of life. 

Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients, injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians in private practice. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.  


 



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