Councilwoman Welch announces 2015 Women’s Health Fair to offer wide variety of screenings and health information

February 2, 2015

Louisville – Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is once again providing women the opportunity to take advantage of a lifesaving process and at the same time learn more about living a healthier lifestyle.

The District 13 Women’s Health Fair is set for Friday, February 13th and for women, it’s an opportunity to get a Mammogram to fight breast cancer and learn about other important health information.

“As a health professional since 1976, it is my focus to bring preventative services to my constituents whenever possible. As we have all heard all our lives "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Mammography is one way to screen for breast cancer in women.” says Welch. “There will also be opportunity to screen for Diabetes and Hypertension (high blood pressure) as prevention for heart disease and strokes.”

The Mammography Screening is set for the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church Parish Hall, 903 Fairdale Road from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.

The University of Louisville Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center will conduct Mammograms for women age 40 and older. There is no cost to program eligible women without insurance. Insurance will be filed for women with coverage. Appointments are required for the screening. Call 762-1410 to make an appointment.

The Women’s Health Fair will run from11:00am to 3:00pm and feature additional health screenings such as: blood sugar, blood pressure and Body Mass Index. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will provide information on Diabetes, nutrition and smoking cessation. Other groups and agencies will be on hand providing free health information.

Welch is also partnering in the breast cancer screenings with The Kentucky Cancer Program and the Louisville Jefferson County Partnership in Cancer Control.

Here is a listing of the groups participating in the Women’s Health Fair:

Metro Louisville Health & Wellness
Preston Chiropractics
Home Helpers client care
Colon Cancer Prevention Project
South Jefferson Neighborhood Place
Susan G Komen for the cure
Natural Health Care
U of L Cancer Research / James Graham Brown Cancer Center

“The organizations are to be commended for their efforts to help women in our area. Together, we are making a difference and saving lives,” says Welch.

For more information about the Women’s Health Fair, contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113.