Free community health fair set Sept. 26

In Manvel, News by Reporter News

The fifth annual ‘Life and Soul’ free health fair organized by Love to Share Foundation America, a nonprofit community-based organization, will be held on Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at New Life Plaza (Sai Primary Care), 3945 CR 58, Manvel, TX. The event is completely free, open to all. Except for screening mammograms, no prior registration is required. Honorable Mayor Delores Martin of Manvel, Honorable Mayor Tom Reid of Pearland and State Representative Ed Thompson will kick-off the event at 8 a.m.

Life and Soul 2015 is supported by Texas Medical Association, UTMB – Project Pink Warrior (Susan Komen Grant), Pearland Medical Center, HEB Plus, Walmart, Internal Medicine Associates of Houston, Tuscany Village, Walgreens, Alvin Community College, Southeast Cardiovascular Associates, Texas Eye Institute, Genesis Hearing Clinic, Third Coast Terminals, US Imaging, Sleep Center of Kirby, Kroger, Fiesta, Foodarama, Shipley’s Donuts, Dominos, Starbucks, Smoothie King, Cooling Tower & Solutions and Bandy & Associates, Inc.

Over 50 volunteers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, high school students and others work selflessly to make this event a reality!

The screenings for this year include Body Mass Index, Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Lung Function Test, Bone Density, Pulse Oximetry, Lung Function Test, Carotid Doppler, Vision and Glaucoma screening, Free Otoscopy and Hearing evaluations. Free Mammogram Screenings will be conducted by UTMB. To schedule a Free Mammogram please call 979-864-8415 and mention Life and Soul 2015. 8-10 hours fasting is required for the blood tests. General practitioners and specialists will be available to provide free consultations.

Free vaccines (flu shots and shingles shot) will also be made available to eligible candidates while supplies last, thanks to the grant awarded by Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise-Immunize program. A Diabetes Workshop will be conducted by internist Dr. Lakshmi Seshadri. Interested persons should call 281-412-6606 to register. Hard Hats for Little Heads initiative of Texas Medical Association will be supporting free helmet giveaways to children and adults to prevent head injury.

Love to Share Foundation America thanks its sponsors, volunteers and the community for their overwhelming support and welcomes the community to take advantage of the free screenings and vaccinations this year as well.

Volunteers at Love to Share Foundation America also work at grass roots levels to lend a helping hand to the under privileged, to empower individuals with accessible healthcare, education, leadership skills, and clean environment thus enhancing the quality of life and paving the way for sustainable communities.

For more information about Love to Share Foundation, please visit www.lovetosharefoundation.org, email [email protected], or call 281-402-6585.

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