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Coalition to host 14th annual Community Health Fair

Health fair to offer free screenings

AURORA – The Aurora African American Health Coalition will hold its annual community Health Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 16 at the Aurora Christian School, 2255 Sullivan Road, Aurora, the coalition announced in a news release.

This year’s theme is “Healthy Mind. Healthy Body. Healthy U.”

The free event is open to the public and will feature exhibits, raffles, giveaways and free comprehensive health screenings. To take advantage of the screenings, participants will need to fast for eight hours prior.

There are 37 tests included in the package that are free.

Men who request the Prostate Specific Antigen test who are least age 45 or have a hereditary prostate cancer risk will receive the test at no cost.

Breakfast will be served for participants who receive screening. Please enter through Door No. 11.

Screenings are from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants should not eat or drink anything except water for eight hours before, and should drink one to two glasses of water one to two hours before the screening. Prescribed medications can be taken if it is safe to do so without food.

To register for the screenings please visit http://EmpowerHealthServices.info and enter client code AAAHF. Registration will close at noon on March 15.

For more information, see www.aurora-aahc.org.

This event is not a program of or sponsored by Aurora Christian Schools.

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