East County News Service
May 30, 2016 (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, June 18, near the movie theaters at the Grossmont Center mall, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa.
Chamber officials expect about 25 exhibit booths will feature health screenings for stroke, cholesterol, body mass index 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, hospice care, home safety, fitness, health insurance, nutrition and medical supplies, as well as Alzheimer’s disease and eye surgery. On a stage at the event will be interactive demonstrations. San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will provide electric-powered automobiles for test driving.
“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 Leah McIvor, 2016 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, Grossmont Center, California Coast Credit Union and SDG&E.
For more information and an exhibitor application, contact Rosemary Reed, event director, at the East County Chamber at (619) 440-6161, or visit www.eastcountychamber.org. Exhibit booth space is available to any health-related for-profit business or non-profit organization. Cost for exhibit space starts at $100.