Free community health fair in Manvel

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The sixth annual “Life and Soul” free health fair will be held on Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at New Life Plaza (Sai Primary Care) located at 3945 CR 58, in Manvel. The event will be kicked off by Honorable Mayor Delores Martin of Manvel as well as Honorable Mayor Tom Reid of Pearland.

Organized by Love to Share Foundation America, a nonprofit community-based charity organization, the event is completely free and open to all. And except for screening mammograms, no prior registration is required.

Life and Soul 2016 is supported by Texas Medical Association, UTMB – Project Pink Warrior (Susan Komen Grant), Pearland Medical Center, HEB Plus, Walmart, Internal Medicine Associates of Houston, Texas ENT Specialists, Walgreens, Alvin Community College, Southeast Cardiovascular Associates, Texas Eye Institute, Genesis Hearing Clinic, Third Coast Terminals, US Imaging, Sleep Center of Kirby, Kroger, Shipley’s Donuts, Dominos, 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. If you are a female, a Brazoria County resident and over 40 years of age, you may be eligible for a free mammogram. Please come to 3945 CR 58, Manvel, TX 77578 and fill out the registration forms that will be sent to UTMB for eligibility screening. 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 Education session will also be held. 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 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.