St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute
A tobacco-free education program for kids from the American Academy of Family Physicians
St. Luke's MSTI is committed to educating the community on the effects of tobacco use. We currently are volunteers and presenters for the nationally recognized organization, "Tar Wars." If you would like to learn more about the Tar Wars program, or schedule a presentation at your school or organization, please contact St. Luke's MSTI at (208) 381-2711.
Visit the official Tar Wars website at tarwars.org.
Fun for Life
St. Luke’s MSTI is dedicated to educating the public about cancer prevention and detection. We know that specific behaviors contribute to 60-80 percent of the known causes of cancer. Examples include poor diet and nutrition, lack of physicial activity, too much sun exposure, and tobacco use, to name just a few. Many of these behaviors begin during adolescence.
The goal of the Fun for Life program is to provide cancer prevention education to school-aged children. When healthy lifestyles are established early in life they may translate into lower rates of cancer in years to come. Multiple health benefits can be gained by taking these positive measures; for example, lowering heart disease risk.
The program activities are intended to be simple and fun, in order to engage a young audience. Key topics covered as part of the program include:
- Skin cancer prevention
- Tobacco-use prevention education
- Nutrition and health education
Fun for Life is provided free of charge by St. Luke’s MSTI. All program materials are provided at the time of the presentation. To learn more about this program, or to schedule a presentation, please call us at (208) 381-2711.