Thursday January 19, 2012
For Immediate Release:
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
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.Sponsor:
Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13