First-ever Health Truck Round Up set to converge at Gloryland Baptist Church

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POSTED: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 1:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 3:09pm

Mobile units from local hospitals and other local health-related organizations will converge upon Gloryland Baptist Church at 6745 Greenwell Springs Road Saturday, July 20 for Baton Rouge’s first-ever Health Truck Round Up.

The idea is to bring health services directly to the community. In addition to the Health Truck Round Up, additional health-care providers will hold an indoor health fair inside the church.

The morning will kick off with an Early Morning Walk at 8:00 a.m., followed by a two-hour Health Truck Round Up beginning at 9:00 a.m. Inside the church, other healthcare providers will be on hand to provide information and discuss medical problems from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The event will offer something for everyone, ranging from health screenings and medical advice to activities for the kids.

Participants in Baton Rouge’s inaugural Health Truck Round Up will include:

  • The “Big Blue Bus,’ the Mobile Health Unit from Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital.
  • BREADA's Red Stick Mobile Farmers Market
  • BREC's Mobile Recreation Unit, also known as BREC on the GEAUX
  • Mary Bird Perkins - OLOL Cancer Center's Mobile Education Unit
  • OLOL Community Advocacy and Mobile Tele Health
  • Lifeshare Blood Donation Van
  • D.A.R.E Van
  • Fire Department
  • Betty's Hope Children's Bereavement Unit
  • Woman's Hospital Tent

Over 25 other organizations and healthcare providers will be inside the church from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., providing information, screenings, and “Ask a Doctor” sessions.

The event will also include a gospel fest, free food and giveaways, and healthy cooking demonstrations.

There will be free screenings, including vision and hearing screenings for kids in preparation for the coming school year.

This event is completely free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.HealthyBR.com/Gloryland-Health-Expo.aspx

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