TERRE HAUTE —
The 2014 Terre Haute Community Health Fair is a free event and scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club.
The hours are from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The club is at 924 N. 13th St..
The Terre Haute Community Health Fair is an annual event that brings leaders of the Terre Haute community together to educate area residents about their health and how they can improve it.
The health fair was started in 2005 by medical students as a service project that allowed them to use their growing medical knowledge while also giving back to the community.
The event has grown to be an annual event that is now organized by the medical students at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Terre Haute.
This year, more than 60 exhibitors and screeners are scheduled to have booths at the event, all with information regarding important medical issues, prevention and treatment. Some of this year’s exhibitions include the Alzheimer’s Association, heart education, breast cancer awareness, chiropractic information, the National Kidney Foundation and Union Hospital.
The event also will offer kids’ activities, free snacks and beverages, and a raffle to win a free children’s bicycle or gift cards.
The health fair targets area residents, but there are no boundaries when it comes to attendees.
“In past years,” an event spokesperson said in a press release, “we have helped the young and old, poor and wealthy, as well as the insured and uninsured. The health fair is a great way for local organizations to connect with the Terre Haute Community.”
Many programs and services will be offered at the health fair, including about personal health, fitness classes and free health screenings.
Free screenings this year will include blood pressure, blood sugar, blood typing and cholesterol, depression, hearing, reproductive issue, vision and glaucoma.
“If you haven’t visited a doctor in a while, or don’t have a doctor, now is a great time to take charge of your health and take advantage of all the services that the Terre Haute Community Health Fair has to offer,” the event spokesperson said.
The Blood Mobile from the Indiana Blood Center also will be available at the event for those who wish to donate.
For more information, visit www.healthyterrehaute.com and check the Terre Haute Community Health Fair page on Facebook for updates and information.