Sun Life to host free family health fair Oct. 3 in Apache Junction

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Sun Life Family Health Center is hosting a free health fair for families from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3.

The event will be held at the local Sun Life office, 2080 W. Southern Ave. Suite B-10 in Apache Junction. Sun Life will provide health education and free family screenings for hypertension, diabetes, asthma, breast screening, body mass index and oral care.

“Many serious illnesses can be prevented when we focus on taking steps to stay healthy,” said Sun Life CEO Travis Robinette in a press release. “With support from our health fair partners, we look forward to giving the community an opportunity to receive education about healthy lifestyles, to learn about the importance of prevention and wellness and to have access to critical screenings.”

In addition to health care education and free screenings, a variety of fun activities are 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 in order to host the event. 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 is sponsored by Sun Life Family Health Center in partnership with Healthy Lifestyles, Health Families, and Henry Schein Cares.

To learn more about Sun Life office locations and hours, visit its website.

Editor’s note: The date of this event was missing in the Local Meetings, Classes and Events listings of the Sept. 23, 2015, issue of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent. The correct date is Oct. 3.

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