Tuesday, July 12, 2016 09:50 AM
CHICAGO – Students, families and residents can receive free school supplies, health screenings and food at State Senator Donne Trotter’s Back 2 School Health & Wellness Festival on July 30 at South Central Community Services, 1021 E 83rd St.
The annual event will include free health screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, cholesterol and mammogram referrals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for local residents.
“This is an opportunity for parents to prepare students for school without breaking the bank,” said Sen. Trotter (D-Chicago). “Affording expensive school supplies and immunizations can cause a financial strain for families. Residents can come out to receive free services while having fun.”
Walgreens, Walmart, Target, The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Lakeside Community Committee and more sponsors will have tables at the event. Trotter is joining State Representatives Marcus Evans, Elgie Sims and Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore to make this event possible.
Residents must bring current shot records to receive immunizations. Information for dental, vision and senior services will also be available.
What: 2016 Back 2 School Health & Wellness Festival
Where: South Central Community Services, Inc., 1021 E. 83rd St., Chicago
When: Saturday, July 30
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for health screenings
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for festival
Senator Donne E. Trotter
Assistant Majority Leader
Years served: 1988–1993 (House); 1993–Present (Senate)
Committee assignments: Energy and Public Utilities; Appropriations I; Executive; Appropriations II (Vice-Chairperson); Committee of the Whole.
Biography: Senior hospital administrator; born Jan. 30th, 1950, in Cairo; B.A., Chicago State University; M.J., Loyola University School of Law; married (wife, Rose), has four children.
Associated Representative(s): Marcus C. Evans Jr., Elgie R. Sims Jr.