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ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 12, 2014) Anaheim’s eighth annual free Health Fair will take place on Sunday, June 1, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at a new location, the Anaheim Convention Center. Physicians and medical staff will offer free health screenings and exams to ensure optimal health at every age.
Doctors, health care professionals and volunteers all donate their time at this free one-day event. A partial list of services to be offered include: Physical exams (vital signs and screenings); heart checks (EKG); cholesterol checks (lipid profile requires 8 hours fasting before the test); diabetes (glucose) and anemia (hemoglobin) tests; bone strength measurement (bone density); women’s services (mammograms: patient qualifications required); eye exams; dental extractions and fillings; chiropractic and acupuncture services; voluntary bone marrow donor program sign-ups.
The Anaheim Health Fair is presented by founding partners the City of Anaheim, the Anekant Community Center and GBS Linens, Inc., and is co-chaired by Anaheim Council Members Gail Eastman and Jordan Brandman.
“The Anaheim Health Fair is a great example of volunteerism and helping our fellow neighbors,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “When people come together good things will happen. Hundreds of volunteers serve hundreds of attendees in need of quality medical attention. My thanks go to the doctors, health care professionals and volunteers for making this event possible.”
“I am pleased to again co-chair the Anaheim Health Fair this year and I hope that even more people in need of quality health exams and screenings will come out to this free event,” said Council Member Eastman. “The Anaheim Health Fair is an amazing collaboration that has answered a call to fill a health need for thousands in our community. We are so happy to be able to bring it back again this year.”
“If you are in need of health care services, this is the event to attend,” said Council Member Brandman. “The doctors and medical professionals volunteer their time to help you get the care you need. Your health is too important to ignore.”
Event co-organizer Dr. Nitin Shah added, “Why offer free health screenings? Because health is the best wealth one can ever have.”
The Anaheim Convention Center is located at 800 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806. Free parking will be available at Car Park 4, accessible off West St. For general information please call (714) 765-5191. For medical related questions, please call Dr. Shah at (562) 244-9035.
For more information please visit www.anaheim.net/healthfair.
For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.