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The Witness Project of Niagara still has a number of openings for Niagara Falls women who wish to become Witness role models and lay health advisers.

Training will take place Friday and Saturday in the Witness Project office, 1901 Main St.

Witness role models are women from the community who have survived breast or cervical cancer and are willing to share their experiences with others. Their primary role is to witness, or tell their story, and share the message that breast or cervical cancers are not death sentences.

Lay health advisers are community women who teach other women about breast self-examination, mammography and Pap smears. They also help women find available services and resources.

The Witness Project of Niagara is a community-based health initiative aimed at increasing breast and cervical cancer screening and education among minority women. The project is a collaborative effort between Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Women interested in participating should call the Witness Project at 285-1563.

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