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East County News Service

March 20, 2017 (La Mesa) – The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will present “Health Fair Saturday,” one of the largest annual free health fairs in San Diego’s East County region, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, in the promenade area near the movie theaters at the Grossmont Center mall, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa.

Chamber staff said the event will feature about 40 information booths offering health screenings by Sharp Grossmont Hospital health professionals for stroke and blood pressure, as well as the latest information on health-related techniques and products from for-profit and non-profit organizations. Additional information will be available on senior housing, home care services and assistance, hospice care, home safety, fitness, health insurance, nutrition and medical supplies, as well as cancer care, recreation therapy, infection prevention and dentistry. On a stage at the event will be interactive demonstrations. Also, the San Diego Blood Bank will host a blood donation drive.


“This event has proven to be highly successful on several levels, not the least of which is catching potentially serious medical conditions before they become life-threatening,” said Bob Burton, 2017 board of directors chair, San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. “In past years, healthcare professionals have identified several individuals with warning signs for serious conditions. We strive to make this an educational, accessible and beneficial event, and it may save a life.”


Event sponsors include the Grossmont Healthcare District, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Grossmont Center. For more information, contact Rosemary Reed, event director, at the East County Chamber at (619) 440-6161, or visit www.eastcountychamber.org.

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