The Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center of Bakersfield is offering free cancer screenings this weekend focusing on breast, prostate and colorectal cancers. Director Dr. Ravi Patel says early detection is key to saving lives, and that Dignity Health will be on hand to perform blood screening and check blood pressure. The event is 10:00 to 2:00 Sunday at the Sikh Church on Stine Road off Hosking Avenue in southwest Bakersfield, anyone interested can just show up.

Suzanne Grant