Great Lakes Clinical Trials is honored to be hosting an Andersonville Health Fair on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00am-2:00pm. This free event is open to the public and will include a variety of complimentary services from local health care providers.
In addition to free food, prizes and giveaways, the following Free Services will be provided at this health fair:
• Spinal Assessments
• Stroke Awareness
• Memory Assessments
• Blood Pressure Checks
• Physical Fitness Advice
• Chair Massages
• Skin Analysis
• Body Fat Measurements
• Body Composition Experts
• Foot Screenings
• Stretching and Posture Assessments
The event will also include the opportunity to participate in a bone marrow registration drive. For those with blood cancers like leukemia, a bone marrow transplant is the only hope for life. A local resident and Swedish American Museum member has been diagnosed with mylodisplastic syndrome (or MDS). His blood count has been stable for the past 2 years, but at his last check up, they have begun to change. At this point his doctors are recommending starting the marrow transplant process as soon as possible. Unfortunately, his sister is not close enough “match” to be his donor. This neighbor has now been placed on the national marrow list and is looking for an unrelated donor. Make this your time to step up and join the registry!
Steve Satek, President of Great Lakes Clinical Trials is excited to be hosting the GeneMatch registry drive. "This is a national program led by the Banner Alzheimer's Institute is used to recruit volunteers for Alzheimer’s prevention studies," commented Satek. "We use genetic testing (through free cheek swab kits) to match volunteers with research opportunities. This program advances Alzheimer’s research by helping scientists find enough qualified participants to launch new studies. 80% of research studies don’t complete enrollment on time, because they can’t recruit enough volunteers. We hope to prevent those delays."
If you are interested in joining this Free Health Fair, please call (773) 275-3500 or reserve your space or click HERE to fill out our registration form.