Sun Life hosts free family health fair in Apache Junction

Shauntia Lee, a medical assistant at Sun Life Family Health Center, administers a screening for a local community member in need of care. (Photo special to the Independent from Sun Life)

Shauntia Lee, a medical assistant at Sun Life Family Health Center, administers a screening for a local community member in need of care. (Photo special to the Independent from Sun Life)

Sun Life Family Health Center hosted a free health fair for families from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. It was held at the local Sun Life office, 2080 W. Southern Ave. Suite B-10 in Apache Junction. Sun Life provided health education and free family screenings for hypertension, diabetes, asthma, breast screening, body mass index and oral care.

In addition to health care education and free screenings, a variety of activities were planned for children and their families, including a bounce house, music and free food. With the help of The National Association of Community Health Centers, Henry Schein provided a $5,000 grant to Sun Life Family Health Center to host the event. In addition, Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program, also provided a $5,000 in-kind donation in the form of support of medical and dental supplies to Sun Life. The health fair was sponsored by Sun Life Family Health Center in partnership with Healthy Lifestyles, Health Families, and Henry Schein Cares.

Deborah Kelly administers a dental screening at Sun Life Family Health Center as part of Henry Schein’s Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities program. (Photo special to the Independent from Sun Life)

Deborah Kelly administers a dental screening at Sun Life Family Health Center as part of Henry Schein’s Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities program. (Photo special to the Independent from Sun Life)

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