University of Louisville Hospital to Host Community Health Fair October 4 - Archived


University of Louisville Hospital to Host Community Health Fair October 4

 

Louisville, Ky. (September 18, 2014)—The Diversity Committee for University of Louisville Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, both part of KentuckyOne Health, in conjunction with the Louisville Central Community Center (LCCC) will host a community health fair on Saturday, October 4 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the LCCC (1300 West Muhammad Ali Blvd).

Mayor Greg Fisher will provide opening remarks, while Dawn Gee, WAVE-TV co-anchor, will serve at mistress of ceremonies. Both Mayor Fisher and Dawn Gee are members of LCCC. Senator Gerald Neal will also be in attendance.

The health fair will feature free hearing, vision, dental, blood pressure, stroke, blood glucose, DermaScan and cholesterol screenings. Free flu shots will be available to the first 50 attendees. The James Graham Brown Cancer Center’s Mobile Mammography Unit* will be providing mammograms throughout the day. Additionally, KentuckyOne Health’s inflatable colon will be on-site as well as experts who will provide information on breast, cervical, prostate, colon, skin, gynecological and lung cancers.

Other participants include representatives providing resources and information on domestic abuse and sexual assault, stroke and sickle cell, mammography, lactation education, nutrition, diabetes, exercising, organ and bone marrow donation and medication safety. Community partners including KET and Gilda’s Club will also be present.

This family-friendly event will have activities for children provided by Brown School, entertainment provided by the choir from West Chestnut Baptist Church, as well as fun giveaways and refreshments.

For more information, call 502.562.4457.

*Women interested in getting a mammogram from the Mobile Mammography Unit are encouraged to make an appointment ahead of time. Call to 502.852.6318 schedule.

 

About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana.

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Publish Date: 

Thursday, September 18, 2014