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Welch hosts District 13 Health Fair and Mammography Screening on Friday, February 10th

Thursday January 19, 2012

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

It is an event designed to help women fight a deadly killer and at the same time show a community how to live a healthier lifestyle. Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is inviting residents to the District 13 Health Fair and Mammography Screening on Friday, February 10th

"I want everyone to learn what can be done to improve their health,” says Welch, who is a nurse by profession. "Our Health Fair can accomplish that goal and it is my hope women will take advantage of the mammography screening to fight breast cancer.”

The Mammography Screening and District 13 Health Fair will be held at the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church, 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.

Additional sponsors joining Welch in the mammography screening program are the Metro Louisville Department of Health and Public Wellness, The Kentucky Cancer Program and the Louisville Jefferson County Partnership in Cancer Control.

This District 13 Health Fair will also feature additional health screenings and information with a wide range of health care agencies and support groups.

The participants in this year’s District 13 Health Fair are:

Lung Cancer Alliance Lung Cancer prevention info

2nd Chance at Life Organ donation information

Louisville Metro Public Health & Diabetes, nutrition, smoking

Wellness cessation

Gilda’s Club Cancer Support info

Friends for Life Cancer support/prevention

PAC’s Now Nutrition info and resources

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer info

Center for Women & Families Domestic and Sexual violence info

Elderserve Elder Care Services

Passport KCHIP/Medicaid info

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Weight Loss info

Jewish/St. Mary’ Health Care Glucose tests

Norton’s Healthcare Blood Pressure, BMI, bone density

Walgreen’s General Information, giveaways

"With the new year of 2012 now underway, this is a perfect time to learn how to live better, healthier and get any health problem under control,” says Welch. “I want to thank all these great sponsors and vendors who want to help us make District 13 a healthier place to live.”

For more information, contact Councilwoman Welch's office at 574-1113.

Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13