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Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

April 14, 2006
CONTACT: Amy Lunday

Project Prevent Health Fair to offer Free Medical Tests

On Saturday, April 29, from noon to 4 p.m., the fifth annual Project Prevent health fair will bring free medical testing and other health-related services to the Love Center at the Agape Fellowship AME Church, 4650 Reisterstown Rd. in Baltimore.

Sponsored by Project Prevent an undergraduate student group at The Johns Hopkins University, the health fair is designed to provide preventive medical services to Baltimore City's uninsured population. Coordinated by undergraduates, this year's event brings together health care providers from several organizations within the Johns Hopkins Institutions, including the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center, the Johns Hopkins Nurses Association, and the Johns Hopkins Breast Center.

Fair visitors will have access to free and confidential tests for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, prostate cancer screening, and immunizations, all administered by health care providers. Information about breast cancer treatment programs, lead poisoning, and medical discount cards will be available as well. In addition to the Johns Hopkins affiliates, the more than 30 participants include the Baltimore City Health Department, Mercy Medical Center, Maryland Pediatric Immunology, Sheppard Pratt Health System, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, the American Red Cross and CHAMP -- the Church Community Health Awareness and Monitoring Program. In addition to providing health services, the Johns Hopkins students will also be providing entertainment by MASTI, a co-ed Bollywood hip-hop fusion dance group; Vivaz, a Caribbean cultural performance company; Capoiera, a martial arts group; and the Johns Hopkins University Gospel Choir.

Admission to the health fair is free and it is open to the public. For information, call the Center for Social Concern at (410)-516-4777.

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