August 28, 2015 (Lakeside) -- The Heartland Foundation, publisher of East County Magazine, an award-winning community publication, has been named a media partner of the 2015 Kids Care Fest, a free, family-oriented event open to the public. Kids Care Fest, featuring free health care screenings, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds,12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Now in its 14th year, Kids Care Fest is a free opportunity for children to receive free, potentially life-saving, health care screenings, including hearing, vision and dental screenings, from healthcare professionals. Also available at the event will be free medical information from pediatricians, dermatologists and pharmacists, along with free kids fingerprinting.
Additional free activities will include rock climbing, obstacle course and pony rides (100 pound limit for riders), along with demonstrations and displays from law enforcement, including police and fire officials. For more information, phone (619) 825‑5050 or visit www.KidsCareFest.org.
Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is organizing Kids Care Fest. GHD, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County, was formed in 1952 to build and operate Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa. GHD serves as landlord for the hospital property and buildings on behalf of East County taxpayers.