Wayne Co. official, nonprofit host health fair Saturday

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

A Wayne County commissioner and a Detroit nonprofit have teamed up to host a free family health fair Saturday.

Commissioner Tim Killeen, D-Detroit, and Unify Detroit Coalition are sponsoring the event, “A Family Affair Free Health Fair and More,” which will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church, 1401 Whittier in Grosse Pointe Park.

“It is critical we reach out to the community with these services,” Killeen said. “Many people simply don’t have access and this is a wonderful opportunity for people to get assistance and improve on their quality of life.”

Killeen represents Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods, Harper Woods and northeast Detroit.

Medical screenings, such as breast and cervical cancer consultations, and tests for HIV and sickle cell anemia will be offered at the health fair.

In addition, there will be dental cleanings for children and foot evaluations by podiatrists. Those who attend also can get information about health care, mental health care and Medicaid enrollment.

The event also will feature summer recreation opportunities, cooking demonstrations, fruit and vegetable canning information, foreclosure prevention assistance, and raffles and giveaways.

St. Clare of Montefalco is near the intersection of Outer Drive and Mack.

For information, call the Unify Detroit Coalition at (313) 418-3049, log on to www.unifydetroitcoalition.org or call Killeen’s office at (313) 224-0920 or email him at tkilleen@waynecounty.com.