A LIVESTRONG Leader Story: Eric Kutscher


LIVESTRONG Leaders are individuals that make a yearly significant commitment to those in their community affected by cancer by spreading the message of LIVESTRONG. They do this by fundraising, hosting events, bringing LIVESTRONG resources to their local hospitals and more. One of our amazing leaders from South Dakota represented LIVESTRONG at the Men’s Health and Screening Fair in Lower Brule Reservation.

Eric Kutscher participated in the Men’s Health Screening and Education event hosted by the Avera Health System in Lower Brule, South Dakota. Lower Brule is a Native American Reservation that serves the Sioux Tribe and is located in a remote location in South Dakota along the Missouri River. The event was held to raise awareness of various medical conditions that may affect men and to provide basic medical screening to all men of the Sioux Tribe. A variety of health screenings occurred such as oral, skin, lung and colorectal cancer screenings as well as BMI, strength testing and fitness testing assessments. A variety of educational booths were set up to feature educational information about wellness, nutrition, to inform the men about the services that are available through LIVESTRONG.

The Men’s event was extremely successful with over 150 participants from ages 14-75. Post event survey results gave the event excellent remarks with participants appreciating the educational information and an overall positive feeling by participating in this event. Many people commented on their new awareness of LIVESTRONG and were pleased to learn that the services and information are free to anyone.

Through this event new connections were made with a variety of individuals that coordinate activities within the Native American communities across the Plains. These groups want to expand support and advocacy for the Native Americans across South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska by incorporating LIVESTRONG information and services more frequently in their messages.

LIVESTRONG offers a variety of support and targeted information to Native Americans. If you are interested in receiving assistance please call us. 1-855-220-7777 or go online to request assistance.

LIVESTRONG Leader: Eric Kutscher

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