Public health invites public for viewing

FONDA — The Montgomery County Public Health department invites teens and parents to attend a free film viewing of the award winning “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” documentary from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Iroquois Lanes, 192 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie, according to a news release.

The documentary, narrated by Vanessa Williams, will take a look into the lives of five women affected by the Human Papillomavirus, the virus that causes several types of cancer. Their stories shed light on the risks, myths, problems, politics, misconceptions and hard truths of the widespread epidemic.

Approximately 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV and 14 million people become newly infected each year (2015). Come and learn about HPV-associated cancer and how HPV vaccines can protect boys and girls against HPV and HPV related cancers. Food and refreshments will be provided.

By Kerry Minor

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