The event will offer health-related information as well as a variety of tests and scans to members of the community. With Spalding Regional Medical Center being one of the cornerstone providers of the fair, attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of free eye exams, body weight tests, blood pressure tests and colon cancer kits.
“(The health fair) is for everybody, but we try to center in on people who don’t have medical insurance,” said Mike Statham, the fair coordinator and chief of special operations at Christian Ministries Hospice. “We just have something for everybody.”
City and county public safety workers will be at the fair with their vehicles for children and adults to see, and for the first time, free hot dogs will be given out as long as supplies last.
While a visit to the health fair cannot replace a visit to a physician, it can point people in the right direction, Statham said.
“There are a lot of things being done in our community people may not know about,” Statham said. “We just want people to come and see what’s available in our community.”
Statham said the event has consistently grown in participation over the years, and he expects this year’s fair to generate an even greater turnout.
“I’m looking for a large participation this year,” he said.