TMC partners to host health fair

Simple screenings help save a liVES
Jan. 18, 2013 @ 12:00 PM


Thomasville Medical Center is teaming with the Dr. Martin Luther King Social Action Committee to host a health fair in the TMC lobby from 9 a.m. to noon Monday.
"We are truly excited to be able to again offer the community an opportunity to receive health screenings valuing more than $300, if they select to participate in all of the screenings offered," said Tom Doyle, health and wellness coordinator for TMC. "It's a great way to get the year off to a healthy start and honor the memory of Dr. King."
Among those offering services at the health fair, Thomasville Lions Club will sponsor free eye and hearing screenings. Betty Almond of the Thomasville Lions Club said the opportunity for residents to receive these services represents considerable savings from what it would cost to be checked out at a health care facility.
Dr. James Pope, a member of the Thomasville Lions Club, and staff member from Eye Care Clinic of Thomasville will be on hand for the event.
"We're having our vision van to come that day and would welcome anyone that would come," Almond said. "It's very, very rewarding to the people of the community who cannot afford to have their eyes checked. If you can go in there and find out your eyes are fine and you don't have to go to pay to receive that information, it's quite helpful."
Doyle said he has seen a difference made in the lives of those who have participated in the past, something that keeps him motivated to serve the community in this capacity.
"This is our 10th year teaming up for the communitywide health fair," Doyle said. "The event always identifies someone with health concerns, and that is the reason we continue to co-host the health fair and encourage participation. Quite possibly, one of the simple screenings offered will help save a life."

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