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Kinney's to offer free cancer screenings to uninsured

"A lack of health insurance should not stand in the way of getting life-saving cancer screenings," Perrone-Gray said, "and working with local Cancer Services Program Partnership is one way we can help."

Perrone-Gray said the screenings are available to anyone in New York state who is without insurance or who cannot pay for the tests themselves. Mammograms and pap tests are available to women 40 and over, and colorectal cancer tests are available to men and women over the age of 50.

This is the first time Kinney has offered the screening, but it will be offered again in September.

"This is one of several free in-store clinics that Kinney Drugs will offer in 2009," Perrone-Gray said. "Kinney Drugs will continue to form local partnerships with various health care facilities and organizations to provide our communities with numerous free prevention and awareness clinics."

For more information, visit your local Kinney's location or call 1-866-442-CANCER (1-866-442-2262).

Kinney offers cancer screenings

Kinney Drugs will offer free age-appropriate cancer screenings at the following Central New York locations, among others:

Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday March 3 at 703 East Genesee St., Chittenango; 687-6110

2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday March 4 at 7065 Manlius Center Road, East Syracuse; 656-9925

3 to 5 p.m. Friday March 6 at 104 Lafayette Road, Syracuse; 492-0248

For a full listing and phone numbers for participating stores, visit kinneydrugs.com.

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