Celebrating Your Health/Celebrando Tu Salud Health Fair
The Southern Nevada Health District, the Alliance Against Diabetes/Unión Contra la Diabetes, Visión y Compromiso, and other community partners are hosting the annual Celebrating Your Health/Celebrando Tu Salud health fair from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the Alliance Against Diabetes, 3930 E. Patrick Lane, Las Vegas, Nev. 89120.
The event will feature free blood glucose screenings as well as other health screenings, diabetes and health resources, social services referrals, entertainment, and more. Some of the partners that will be there include Help of Southern Nevada, Safenest, Lutheran Church, Planned Parenthood, UNLV Lead program, Montevista, American Health Association, Medicare SOS, Smile Care Professionals, Dancy Therapy and La Buena Radio.
Celebrating Your Health is an opportunity to provide prediabetes and diabetes education and screenings to Southern Nevadans, especially in the Hispanic/Latino community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 50 percent of Hispanics will develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime and that approximately 40 percent of all adults are at risk of developing the disease. The good news is that if people make simple lifestyle changes, they can cut their type 2 diabetes risk in half. Come join our event to learn more!