Methodist Hospitals and the Association of Black Cardiologists to Host Free Fall Community Health Fair Special Guest Appearance by Lamman Rucker, Actor, Educator and Activist - October 30, 2018

Methodist Hospitals and the Association of Black Cardiologists, under its signature community-based program Spirit of the Heart, will host a Free Fall Community Health Fair in partnership with other local and national sponsors.  This event will offer lab tests for Glucose, HDL, LDL, Cholesterol and PSA for men.  Free flu shots, HIV testing and heart and stroke risk assessments will also be offered.  Health education will include CPR and Stop the Bleed demonstrations, Ask a Pharmacist, Breast Care information, Diabetes education and more. 

Local musical talent will be featured, and Val Warner from ABC7 Chicago News “Windy City Live” will emcee this event.  There will be a special guest appearance by actor, educator and activist Lamman Rucker.  Best known as the handsome star of Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married film sequel and hit film/sitcom Meet The Browns.  He currently stars in the hit series “Greenleaf” as Jacob Greenleaf airing on OWN and Netflix alongside Oprah Winfrey.

This event is open to the general public and will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon at St. Timothy Community Church located at 1600 W. 25th. Avenue in Gary, Indiana.

The event will feature activities for kids and all attendees will be entered into raffles that will include tickets to West Side Theatre Guild Production featuring gospel artist, Marvin Sapp & Val Warner of ABC7 Windy City Live.  Raffle winners for West Side Theatre Guild Production will not need to be present to win. Registration is recommended by calling 1-800-909- DOCS (3627).

About Methodist Hospitals: Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years.  Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award – winning programs, including its Neuroscience, Oncology, Heart and Vascular Institutes and Breast Care Center. Its range of services also includes Women & Children’s Services, Bariatric Surgery services, Emergency & Trauma services, Immediate Care Centers, an Orthopedic & Spine Care Center, Sports medicine, comprehensive Rehabilitation services, Behavioral Health and Home Health Services.  It has earned Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation.  Methodist’s Northlake Campus is a Verified Level III Trauma Center.

About the ABC: The mission of the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC) is to champion the elimination of cardiovascular disease (CVD) disparities through education, research and advocacy. ABC is dedicated to eliminating the disparities related to CVD in all people of color. The ABC is a New York based international membership non-profit organization of nearly 45 years. Its members including more than 1,800 healthcare providers of all disciplines, corporations, health advocates, lay persons and others committed in advancing its mission. www.abcardio.org

About Spirit of the Heart (SOH):  The Spirit of the Heart, a 10-year signature community-based program of the ABC, is designed to help Community leaders, consumers, and others understand the disparities of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and knowledge that heart disease is preventable with adequate access to care and heart healthy practices that are essential for optimal living. The SOH tours Birmingham, AL, Charlotte, NC, Gary, IN, Houston, TX, Macon, GA and Richmond, VA, in 2018.

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