Free Health Fair set for Saturday

Staff report
From left, bottom, Jim Hull, Vice President Manufacturing, Axiall; Tony Gulotta, Mayor of Plaquemine and Jill Wyble, Director of Business Development, OLOL. Top, Charlie Freeburgh, Vice President Advocacy, Axiall; Kathleen Sylvest, RN, Occupational Health Nurse, Axiall; Randee Rousseau, Community Health Outreach Coordinator, OLOL and Kelly Zimmerman, Senior Public Relations Specialist, OLOL.

BATON ROUGE - Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and Axiall are presenting a free health fair with health screenings and education to the community.

Join us at the Plaquemine Civic Center on Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. - noon for a day all about your health.

Free screenings include Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Glucose, Stroke Risk Assessment, Colorectal Cancer, Cholesterol, Vision, Heart Rhythm Screening and Skin Cancer.

The Plaquemine Civic Center is located at 24700 J. Gerald Berret Blvd.

"This health fair is a one-stop to get on board for better health," said Our Lady of the Lake director of business development Jill Wyble said. "Everyone who attends can participate in free health screenings and then have the opportunity to visit with doctors about personal and individual health related questions.

"Working with our community partners to provide these crucial health screenings is another way for us to increase access to healthcare and to help our community be healthier."

In addition to free screenings, the Plaquemine Health Fair includes major prize giveaways, free t-shirts for the first 500 participants and activities for children.

"At Axiall we are in the business of building a better community by being a leader in sustainable practices, being a responsible environment steward and supporting progress," Axiall vice president Charlie Freeburgh said. "We understand healthcare is important and we share a goal with Our Lady of the Lake to build a healthier community and so we are pleased to partner with the hospital to offer more than $1,200 of free health screenings."

Our Lady of the Lake currently has an Internal Medicine Clinic in Plaquemine staffed by Dr. Gerard Falgoust and Dr. Michael Green.

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