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Free vision, hearing screening coming to Madras

Published On: Jul 26 2013 12:07:46 AM CDT
PORTLAND, Ore. -

Oregon Lions Clubs are working with the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation  to combat preventative blindness and deafness in the community through free health screenings.

The Oregon Lions Mobile Health Screening Program will provide free health screenings to the adult public in the following areas: visual acuity, hearing, blood pressure, diabetes (with a 3 hour fast) and glaucoma (see schedule below). Walk-ins welcome, no registration or appointments necessary.

MHSP is the only free screening program of its kind in Oregon. It will serve approximately 50,000 Oregonians this year at over 300 events in nearly every county in the state.

Many community members lacking primary care are unaware they have health conditions that threaten their sight, jobs, quality of life and potentially their lives. The MHSP has and will continue to positively impact lives through the early detection that we provide.

The Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation, founded in 1959, serves as the non-profit arm of the Lions Clubs of Oregon. The Mission of the Foundation is "to screen, treat, save, and restore sight and hearing, in partnership with Lions Clubs, in order to prevent blindness and deafness for those in need." MHSP is one of numerous programs that the OLSHF operates to deliver humanitarian service; others include the Lions Patient Care Program and the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Program.

August 3, 8:30am-4pm

Community Health Fair

Friendship Park

3rd and E St, Madras, OR

For further information or to schedule a health screening for your community, contact Mara Steen, Mobile Health Screening Program Coordinator, at (503) 413-7527.

For additional details on this and other programs, please visit our website at www.olshf.org.

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