“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” My grandmother would often share this simple but wise advice with me when I was growing up. That advice still rings true today when too many of our loved ones, friends and neighbors are falling through the cracks because they do not have access to healthcare.
Do you know that 20 veterans die each day by suicide across the country? Or that metro Atlanta’s HIV epidemic is comparable to rates in some African countries? Further, the National Cancer Institute estimates that in 2016 there will be 246,660 new cases of female breast cancer and 40,450 people will die of this disease.
On Saturday, August 6, 2016, I will host my 12th Annual Health Fair to tackle these alarming healthcare issues and others. Participants include Emory, Grady, Morehouse School of Medicine, WellStar, AID Atlanta, Sisters By Choice, Resurgens, and many more. Early detection can save lives.
What: 13th Congressional District Health Fair
When: Saturday, August 6, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Mundy's Mill High School, 9652 Fayetteville Rd.
Jonesboro, GA 30238
I invite you to join me to take advantage of a host of FREE health screenings at the Health Fair including: Blood pressure, Blood donation, Body mass index, Clinical breast exams, Dental, Glucose, Hearing, HIV, Kidney function tests, Prostate cancer exams, Sickle Cell, Vision and others.
The Atlanta VA Medical Center and VA Regional Office will also return to provide mental health services, medical appointment scheduling, disability claims updates, and referrals for veterans services. And HomeSafe Georgia will have mortgage counselors available to review struggling homeowners for up to 24 months of free mortgage assistance.
For more information, call 770-210-5073 or visit www.davidscott.house.gov.
Member of Congress