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David McArthur, Senior Manager, Media Relations
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Caring for You and Our Community Health Fair to be held September 26
Fourth annual event works to make positive changes in community
Louisville, Ky. (September 15, 2015)— University of Louisville Hospital, a part of KentuckyOne Health, will hold the fourth annual Caring for You and Our Community Health Fair on Saturday, September 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Newcomer Academy at Shawnee, located at 4018 W. Market St.
The event will feature a number of free screenings and immunizations including blood pressure screenings, blood glucose screenings, flu shots for adults and children, immunizations (must bring immunization certificate), HIV testing, balance testing, hands-only CPR training, bone marrow registry, vision and hearing screenings and more. The James Graham Brown Cancer Center Mobile Mammography unit will also provide no-cost screenings to eligible women without insurance. Appointments should be made in advance by calling 502.852.6318.
More than 40 exhibitors will provide information on a number of topics including cancer awareness, human trafficking, fire safety, bike safety, healthy eating habits, lactation consulting, sickle cell, mental health, dealing with stress, sexual abuse and domestic violence, kidney disease, health insurance and medications.
Interpreter services will be on hand for Spanish, Arabic, Kinyarwanda, Somali & Nepali languages.
Through September 18, school supplies will be collected to fill backpacks to pass out to as many children as possible at the health fair. Items requested include backpacks, loose-leaf paper, pencils, markers, glue sticks, pencil boxes, notebooks, crayons, pens and scissors. Last year, needed school supplies were distributed to more than 100 area children.
To raise awareness for traumatic brain injury and educate Kentuckians on helmet safety, KentuckyOne Health employees and volunteers will distribute free bike helmets at the event, while supplies last. Experts from University of Louisville Hospital and Frazier Rehab Institute, both part of KentuckyOne Health, will assist parents to properly fit a helmet for their child. Bicycles, big wheels and tricycles donated by the community will be given away to some lucky fair attendees to help them to improve their wellbeing through fitness.
“Not only does this health fair provide beneficial information, but it helps those in need and helps create a healthy community,” said Anna M. Smith, RN MSN, Chair University of Louisville Diversity Committee. “Health begins with preventative care at home, and this event provides the tools to bring wellness, hope and healing to the West Louisville community.”
For more information or to make a donation towards the Caring for You and Our Community Health Fair, call 502.562.4457. The event is sponsored by the Diversity Committee at University of Louisville Hospital.