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White Plains Hospital Offers Health Fair On April 20

White Plains Hospital will host its 36th annual Neighborhood Health Fair on April 20.
White Plains Hospital will host its 36th annual Neighborhood Health Fair on April 20. Photo Credit: Flickr user USC Upstate

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – White Plains Hospital will hold its 36th annual Neighborhood Health Fair on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Thomas H. Slater Center. It is located just a few blocks from the hospital at Fisher Court, near Quarropas Street and the courthouse.

The daylong event will include screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, breast and prostate cancers, and HIV testing. Lab tests will be done for sickle cell disease and high cholesterol. Experts will be on hand to pass out information and answer questions on various health topics.

More than 500 people from White Plains and neighboring communities are expected to receive free health screenings and information at the fair.

The health fair involves collaboration from the hospital and El Centro Hispano Inc., Cavalry Baptist Church, the Eastern Division of the American Cancer Society, the Thomas H. Slater Center and the White Plains Housing Authority.

“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 B. Schandler, hospital president and CEO. “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.”

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