Saturday, February 7, 2009
Thank you to Total Care Home Health, a division of Gentiva, for allowing me to help with the Grand Strand Health Fair at Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach, SC. Nurses from Total Care gave free blood pressure and pulse-ox checks, while other Myrtle Beach area organizations provided many other free services and assessments. Other groups included the American Red Cross, Hospice, American Cancer Society/Relay for Life, Grand Strand Hospital, chiroprators, vision exams, and approximately fifty more volunteer groups. For just $20 you could get a 30 panel blood screening, which is an over $300 value. This service was provided by Grand Strand Hospital to encourage families to get these tests which otherwise are often unaffordable.
I signed autographs, took photos with all ages from infant to geriatric, and assisted with taking a few blood pressures. We had a great time socializing and promoting overall health in the Myrtle Beach area.
Thank you Lynn, Pat, and James for having me today...and to those across America I encourage you to attend local health fairs or just schedule your annual physical. Prevention is so much easier and less stressful than treatment of any type of health problem. Remember to eat right, exercise, and consult you physician with any questions you might have relating to your personal health!
Laurie Kimsey, America's Teen 2008