Sept. 20, 2006 -- Two Baptist churches are working together with the University of Virginia to present a Community Health Fair in Fluvanna on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The health fair is sponsored by the Way of the Cross Baptist Church and Effort Baptist Church, with the U.Va. Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity and the U.Va. Health System. Effort Baptist Church is located on the corner of Routes 53 and 618 in Fluvanna County, at 7820 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy.
U.Va. doctors, nurses, medical and nursing students, other health care professionals and community members will volunteer their services, offering information and free screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure,weight and obesity, skin cancer and HIV (with counseling). In addition, individuals may schedule a mammogram or free sports physical for school athletes.
To schedule a mammogram, call Peggie Branham at (434) 243-2079.To make an appointment for the youth sports physical, call U.Va. Health System Community Relations at (434) 924-1963.