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White Plains Health Fair Offers Free Screenings

Get screened for a number of diseases for free at the 36th annual Neighborhood Health Fair.
Get screened for a number of diseases for free at the 36th annual Neighborhood Health Fair. Photo Credit: White Plains Hospital

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – For the 36th consecutive year, the Neighborhood Health Fair will offer free health screenings and education to White Plains residents.

White Plains Hospital expects more than 500 area adults and children to take advantage of the daylong event at the Thomas H. Slater Center on 2 Fisher Court.

“For 36 consecutive years, our hospital has been working with our community partners to provide our neighbors with the medical care they need,” said Jon Schandler, president and CEO of White Plains Hospital. “In the true spirit of volunteerism, the physicians, nurses and other members of our hospital’s remarkable family are to be commended for having made the Health Fair the great success it is.”

The Health Fair draws on resources from the hospital, El Centro Hispano Inc., Cavalry Baptist Church, the Eastern Division of the American Cancer Society, the Slater Center and the White Plains Housing Authority.

Those who attend may receive free screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, breast and prostate cancer, HIV, sickle cell disease and high cholesterol.

Experts will be on hand to answer questions during the event, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20. You may register beginning at 8:30 a.m. and testing begins at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call White Plains Hospital at 914-681-1119.

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