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Councilwoman Welch sponsors Mammography Van and Women’s Health Fair to offer screenings and health

Friday January 24, 2014

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is encouraging women all over District 13 to make a very special effort on Valentine’s Day to do something for themselves and their loved ones by taking part in the District 13 Women’s Health Fair on February 14th.

The Women’s Health Fair is an opportunity to get a mammogram in the fight against breast cancer and learn about other important health information for a healthier lifestyle.

“On Valentine’s Day the heart is the symbol we focus on and this year I hope women will keep that in mind but also realize while the heart is an important part of the body, we owe it to our loved ones to be as healthy as we can be,” says Welch. “Nothing can be more devastating than breast cancer and our Health Fair offers women the chance to be proactive in fighting this deadly disease.”

The Mammography Screening is set for the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church Parish Hall, 903 Fairdale Road from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.

The University of Louisville Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center will conduct Mammograms for women age 40 and older. There is no cost to program eligible women without insurance. Insurance will be filed for women with coverage. Appointments are required for the screening. Call 762-1410 to make an appointment.

The Women’s Health Fair will also feature additional health screenings by Norton Healthcare and KentuckyOne Health in areas such as: blood sugar, blood pressure and Body Mass Index. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will provide information on Diabetes, nutrition and smoking cessation.

Passport Health Plan will provide information on KCHIP and Medicaid. Other groups and agencies will be on hand providing free health information.

The Breast Cancer Screenings will be held from 8:30 to 3:30pm. The Health Fair screenings and information will be available between 11:00am and 3:30pm

Here is a listing of the groups participating in the Women’s Health Fair:

· U of L Cancer Research / James Graham Brown Cancer Center

· Norton Healthcare

· KentuckyOneHealth

· Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness

· Goben’s Chiropractic Offices

· Susan G. Komen – For the Cure

· South Jefferson Neighborhood Place

· Home Helpers & Direct Link

· Jen Care

· Colon Cancer Prevention Project

· American Lung Association


· Louisville Water Company

· Passport Health Plan

· Preston Chiropractic

· ElderCare Resources

“I want to thank all of these organizations for their efforts to help women in our area be aware of how to live a healthy lifestyle. It’s important to work together and this year make Valentine’s Day something special in the lives of women,” says Welch.

For more information about the Women’s Health Fair, contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113.

Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13