Congressman Clyburn to Host I-95 Corridor Health Fair in Walterboro

Mar 17, 2006 Issues: Health

(Walterboro, SC) – Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn is hosting a free health fair  in Walterboro, South Carolina to target the negative health statistics that plague the I-95 corridor.  On Monday, March 20, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the I-95 Health Fair will take place at St. Peter’s AME Church’s Eugene Cryer Family Life Center at 300 Fishburn Street in Walterboro. 
 
This health fair is the third held by Congressman Clyburn along the I-95 corridor.  Previous health fairs served Santee and Shiloh and the surrounding communities.  As in previous I-95 health fairs, this public event will provide an opportunity for local communities along the I-95 corridor to receive free screenings.  The Congressman will be partnering with the National Kidney Foundation’s  Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) to test for kidney disease, cholesterol, and prostate cancer. 
 
“Walterboro is located off Exit 57 on Interstate 95, a significant stretch of which has been dubbed the ‘Corridor of Shame.’  One reason for this designation is the dire health disparities along I-95,” Congressman Clyburn said.  “This health fair is an opportunity to help area residents identify chronic health problems and begin to receive proper treatment.  Knowledge is power, and it is the key to helping the I-95 corridor reverse its disturbing health trends.”
 
Pre-registration by March 17th is encouraged. For more information or to register, please call toll free 1-877-501-5111.  
 
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