Center to sponsor film screening

Franciscan St. Francis Health Cancer Center will host a free screening of the movie “Decoding Annie Parker” at 11 a.m. March 21 at YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St.

The movie tells the story of Annie Parker, a three-time cancer survivor, and geneticist Dr. Mary-Claire King, who discovered the BRCA 1 and 2 genes, considered one of the most important achievements in breast cancer research.

Free refreshments will be offered, and each attendee will receive a free Vera Bradley gift bag.

This is the second time the cancer care center has hosted the event in Columbus because of wide community interest.

After the film, Franciscan Physician Network cancer experts will discuss the link between breast cancer and family history, and a genetic counselor will lead a question and answer session to help participants complete individual risk assessments.

The movie, whose cast includes Helen Hunt, is rated “R,” and only those age 17 and older may attend, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Seating is limited and reservations may be scheduled by calling 877-888-1777.