2010-10-21 / Family

FR Lions, FCMC Foundation To Offer Free Health Screenings

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

The Forbes Road Lions Club is joining efforts with Lions Clubs International to become involved in diabetes screenings and wellness related activities. The FCMC Foundation, whose mission is to support health and wellness in our community, is pleased to have helped coordinate this important event.

Lions clubs throughout America are playing a significant role in providing screening events for their local communities in order to educate the public about diabetes and other health issues. The Lions Clubs International Foundation is helping Lions fight diabetes by providing grants that support screenings, education programs, new equipment for clinics and summer camps for diabetic children. Lions are initiating efforts at local screenings that will target diabetic retinopathy and other emerging threats to sight.

The FCMC Foundation has a vision to insure that health and wellness is a priority in our local communities and welcomes the opportunity to link Fulton County Medical Center with the Forbes Road Lions Club to make this diabetes screening and health fair possible.

The public, young and old alike, are encouraged to take a few important minutes to stop by the Hustontown Firehall with their family members to participate in these health and wellness screenings. The free screenings will be held November 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose and pulse ox screenings.

Also at the event, parents of young children in the first three years of life are encouraged to take part in the MTI PhotoScreener. This important device can detect vision disorders that can lead to amblyopia and other eye disorders. Treatment for amblyopia is possible if detected early. The PhotoScreener is made possible by FR Lions Club. Dr. Joey Lane is a qualified operator of this unique screening device.

For more information, contact Forbes Road Lions Club members Mike Keebaugh at 717-987-3480 or 717- 597-3330 or Steve Grissinger at 814-685-3325.

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