GREENFIELD, W.I. - July 10, 2013 – The Philippine Center and its Free Medical Clinic will host a free health fair for families on Sunday, July 14 at Zablocki Park in Greenfield WI from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The event will offer health education and free family screenings for hypertension, diabetes, asthma, kidney disease, breast screening, body mass index (BMI) and oral care.
The health fair is sponsored by the Philippine Center Free Medical Clinic, City of Greenfield Health Department, Milwaukee County Parks, Henry Schein Cares and Henry Schein’s Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities program.
Health care education for children and adults will be provided by the Greenfield Health Department , Columbia/St. Mary’s Outreach, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Kidney Trust, and private dental groups. The Greenfield Police Department will provide Finger Print Kits, and the Greenfield Fire Department will offer important fire and safety tips.
“Many serious illnesses can be prevented when we focus on being aware and taking steps to stay healthy,” said Gerry Ramos, Executive Director, Philippine Cultural and Civic Center Foundation. “With the help of our health fair partners, we look forward to being pro-active by sharing these healthy lifestyle tips and information especially to those who may not have access to this critical information.”
A variety of fun activities are planned for children and their families participating in the health fair. Activities will include games for kids, Zumba, Tai Chi, Martial Arts Exhibition, Clowns, Balloon making, PomPom Routines, Marching Band, Karaoke and Music featuring the PCCCF MuntingTinig Children’s Choir.
The first 200 visitors to register for screening will receive a T-Shirt, while others will receive a souvenir item. Items are limited and will be available only while supplies last.
Volunteer organizations to date include: Philippine Medical Association of WI, Philippine Nurses Association of WI, Filipino American Association of WI, University of the Philippines Association of WI, Medical College of WI Students, Columbia/St. Mary’s Outreach, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and The Kidney Trust.
About the Philippine Cultural & Civic Center:
The Philippine Cultural and Civic Center Foundation Inc. was founded by Dr. Elieser Suson with the aim of providing services of a civic nature, as the Filipino community’s way of giving back. It is the hope that through this foundation the next generations will be raised to become responsible citizens and continue to contribute to the well-being of all. Dr. Henry Ravelo is the PCCCF Chairman with Architect Gerry Ramos as Executive Director. The Philippine Center is fully run by volunteers.
The Philippine Center Free Medical clinic was organized and made operational through the efforts of Dr. Violeta Singson, its Medical Director since 2000. Free medical, pharmaceutical, administrative, and guest services are provided by doctors from the Philippine Medical Association of Wisconsin, Philippine Nurses Association of Wisconsin, students and private individuals. To date, there are close to 3,000 registered patients who have been seen 9,800 times and have availed of free medication, refills and laboratory work.
The Philippine Cultural and Civic Center Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) charitable organization based in Milwaukee. The PCCCF’s Free Medical Clinic provides medical services to the uninsured, underinsured and the underserved in our community since 2000. The Philippine Center and its Free Medical Clinic (FMC) does not receive funding from the government and is fully reliant on grants and donations. For more information and questions on donations, visit the Philippine Center website at www.philippinecenter.com or facebook site Philippine Center Milwaukee and contact:
About Henry Schein Cares and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation:
Henry Schein Cares, Henry Schein's global corporate social responsibility program, stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.
Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of "doing well by doing good." Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success.
Established in 2008, Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, works to foster, support, and promote dental, medical, and animal health by helping to increase access to care for communities around the world. The Henry Schein Cares Foundation carries out its mission through financial and health care product donations that support health care professionals and community-based programs focused on prevention, wellness, and treatment; disaster preparedness and relief; and capacity building of health institutions that provide training and care. To learn more about the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, please visit: www.hscaresfoundation.org. The "Helping Health Happen Blog" is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: http://helpinghealthhappen.org/.
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