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Holden sponsors BR first ‘Health Truck Round-up’

Posted: Updated: July 20, 2013 09:20 PM
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Baton Rouge had its first Health Truck Round-up Saturday morning, July 20. Health-related organizations and local hospitals gathered at Gloryland Baptist Church on Greenwell Springs Road.

Mayor "Kip" Holden's office reported that he would be speaking at the event as well as sponsoring the event with his Healthy BR initiative.

The purpose was to bring health services directly to the community, ranging from health screening and medical advice to "Ask the Doctor" sessions with Doctors Pam Daniels, Peter Bostick, Leslie Bostick, Rani Whitfield, and Andrae Brown. There were even activities for children to be involved.

The event began with an Early Morning Walk at around 8 a.m, and then a two-hour Health Truck Round-up followed. Over 25 healthcare providers gathered inside the church to provide information and discuss medical problems to attendees from 9 a.m. until the early afternoon.

Participants in Baton Rouge's inaugural Health Truck Round-up included:


  • 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

The event also included a gospel festival, free food, giveaways, and healthy cooking demonstrations. The free health screenings included vision and hearing screenings for children in preparation of the upcoming school year.

This event was free, and it was open to the public. For more information, you may visit the web site at www.HealthyBR.com/Gloryland-Health-Expo.aspx

 

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