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Health Fair and School Supply giveaway for needy families on August 9

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 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Children around the area are headed back to school.  And there is an effort underway to help get needy families in the community ready for their first day of classes.

Metro Councilman David James (D-6) is teaming up with the 1st Gethsemane Center for Family Development to sponsor the 2014 Health Fair and Back to School Supplies Giveaway for needy families in the community.

Last year, they helped more than 5,330 needy kids get ready for school and they are hoping to get the word out to as many in need as possible.

The 19th Annual Health Fair and Back to School Supplies Giveaway is set for Saturday, August 9th at the 1st Gethsemane Center, 1159 Algonquin Parkway from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. The Health Fair will be held in the Church's gym.

Among the groups on hand to provide health information and screenings:

20/20 Eye Care
AAA Chiropractic
A Caring Hand, LLC
All-State Insurance
Coventry Care of Kentucky
Dept. of Public Health & Wellness
Dodie Huff-Fletchers, PH.D. CPP
Dynamic Chiropractic
Friends for Life
Humana, Inc. (Kelly Ridgeway)
Humana Insurance
Hosparus Foundation
Kentucky Cancer Program
Kentucky Prescription Program
Lincoln Foundation
Norton Healthcare
Portland Family Health Center
Red Cross
Senior Medicare Patrol
Sickle Cell Assoc.
The Center for Women and Families

The American Red Cross will conduct a mobile blood drive during the event.

Every year, the Back to School Supplies Giveaway has helped with the needs of children and organizers believe this year will be no different. In 2013, the giveaway was able to help with the needs of 5,322 children. Organizers expect there will just as many children in need this year. The supplies will be given out on a first come first serve basis.

Joining Councilman James and First Gethsemane as sponsors this year are Kosair Charities and the Walmart Foundation.  Parents must be with their children in order to participate in both events.

For more information, contact Councilman James office at 574-1106.

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