Mayo Clinic Health System puts on CARE Fair to promote cancer awareness

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Mayo Clinic Health System was in Oakwood Mall Saturday raising cancer awareness.

At the annual CARE Fair, which stands for Cancer Awareness Resources and Education, attendees could get further education when it comes to cancer. During the fair, people could sign up for the Be the Match Registry. A Leukemia survivor who received a stem cell transplant, Scott Omodth, says every person that signs up gives those with cancer a better chance at survival.

“It’s amazing," Omodth said. "It really is. It means people are willing to put themselves out there to help someone else; more often than not, a complete stranger.”

The American Cancer Society predicts 1.7 million new cancer cases this year and nearly 600,000 deaths due to the disease.

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