“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” My grandmother would often share this simple but wise advice with me when I was growing up. That advice still rings true today when too many of our loved ones, friends and neighbors are falling through the cracks because they do not have access to healthcare.
Do you know that 20 veterans die each day by suicide across the country? Or that metro Atlanta’s HIV epidemic is comparable to rates in some African countries? Further, the National Cancer Institute estimates that in 2017 there will be 252,710 new cases of female breast cancer and 40,610 people will die of this disease. On Saturday, August 19, 2017, I will host my 13th Annual Health Fair to tackle these alarming healthcare issues and others.
Free health screenings include: Clinical breast cancer exams; prostate cancer (PSA); HIV/ AIDS; Diabetes (glucose); Blood pressure; Kidney; Depression; Body Mass Index; Asthma; Cholesterol; Mental health; Sickle cell; Vision; Glaucoma; Dental; Orthopedic; and more.
Participants include: Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia, Sisters By Choice, Grady Health System, WellStar Health System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, AID Atlanta, Emory Eye Center, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Dental Association, YourTown Health, and many others. Early detection can save lives.
What: 13th Congressional District Health Fair
When: Saturday, August 19, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Mundy’s Mill High School, 9652 Fayetteville Rd.
Jonesboro, GA 30238
The Atlanta VA Medical Center and VA Regional Office will also return to provide mental health services, medical appointment scheduling, disability claims updates, and referrals for veterans services.
And the Georgia Department of Community Affairs will share information about the Hardest Hit Fund Down Payment Assistance Program, which provides $15,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance to eligible borrowers.
To pre-register, visit www.davidscott.house.gov or call 770-210-5073.
Member of Congress
Patrick Husbands, Constituent Services
Office of Congressman David Scott (GA-13)
888 Concord Rd, Suite 100
Smyrna, GA 30080