Hosted by USC School of Medicine’s Student National Medical Association
COLUMBIA, SC – February 26, 2008 – The Governor and First Lady’s Healthy South Carolina Challenge is pleased to announce the USC School of Medicine’s third annual SNMA Family Health Fair. The event, sponsored by the Student National Medical Association, will take place on Saturday, March 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All are invited to attend at the Drew Wellness center in downtown Columbia.
The health fair will feature free health screenings, activities for children, educational pamphlets and other valuable information to help improve health. Free health screenings include diabetes, blood pressure, vision, dental and HIV. There will be educational opportunities to learn selfbreast exam techniques for breast cancer awareness and prevention. Health information will be provided from American Cancer Society, American Lupus Foundation, USC Cancer Prevention and Control, Cancer Health Initiative, SC DHEC, Vocational Rehabitation and various others. Children will enjoy face painting, games and prizes, and a child-fingerprinting program through the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
The Drew Wellness Center is located at 2101 Walker Solomon Way in Columbia.
For more information or if you are interested in covering/attending this event, please contact Curry Hagerty at the Healthy SC Challenge, at (803) 737-4772.
For more information on the event itself please call (404) 247-8878.
The Healthy SC Challenge is an outcome-based, cooperative effort aimed at encouraging individuals, communities and organizations across the state to show shared responsibility in developing innovative ways to improve the health of South Carolina’s citizens.
For more information about the Healthy SC Challenge, please visit www.healthysc.gov, or contact Curry Hagerty at 803-737-4772.