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Men's health screening event held at the Cove


People were lining up outside the Cove Wednesday night, but it wasn't for a Silver Hawks game.

Instead they were waiting for Touch Base at the Cove, a men's health screening event.

This is the 9th year that RiverBend Cancer Services have put on the event, providing health screenings for diabetes, depression, cholesterol, hearing and vision, and alcohol and addiction.

There were also screenings for oral, skin and prostate cancer.

Kate Voelker is the executive director at RiverBend Cancer Services. She says, "The earlier that you identify something- whatever that is- the more likely it is that you're able to be cured or to find a solution to it, that is easier than when you let something go."

Men who took advantage of the event by participating in at least 5 screenings and taking the survey were entered to win Notre Dame football tickets.

RiverBend cancer services doesn't have any immediate plans to hold a women's screening event-- although it is something they are interested in holding in the future.

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