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Media Alert: 100 Black Men of Atlanta Host 3rd Annual Community Health Fair
Date:4/30/2008

School-aged children can receive needed free health and dental screenings

ATLANTA, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by The 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.:

WHO: The 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.

Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation

Aetna, Inc.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

Retired NFL Players Association

WHAT: Fit For Life Family Fair; A free community health screening and

fair for school-aged children. Free health and dental screenings

will be offered to school-aged children that are accompanied by a

parent or guardian. Free sports physicals also will be provided

to the first 200 registrants. This event, which is open to the

public, will offer participants entertainment, giveaways. More

than 2,000 participants are expected.

WHEN: Saturday May 3rd, 2008

Event Begins 10AM

WHERE: NFL/Youth Education Town

Boys & Girls Club

535 Hill Street

Atlanta, GA 30312

BACKGROUND:

In conjunction with Cover the Uninsured Week, a national campaign which takes place during the first week of May to raise awareness for those in need of health care coverage, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. will join forces with Aetna, the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, and the Retired NFL Players Association to host the "Fitness For Life Family Fair" - a free community health fair designed to offer the participating communities access to healthcare services.

The 100's second community-focused healthcare initiative outside of the context of the Atlanta Football Classic, Fitness for Life will offer its 2,000 expected attendees free health, dental and vision screenings, BMI and blood pressure screenings as well as free sports physicals for the first 200 registrants. In addition, fingerprinting and safety ID cards will be offered for children along with health education seminars and information on the changes in Georgia's Medicaid and Peachcare for Kids programs will be available.

Radio station, 107.9 will broadcast live from the event and several special guest speakers will make appearances, including members of 100 Black Men of Atlanta's Health and Wellness Committee, which includes Former U. S. Surgeon General David Satcher.

About the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.

The mission of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. is to provide support and improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African- American youth, in the Atlanta community. The 100 is one of the city's strongest, most self-reliant African-American volunteer organizations focused on education, enrichment, and empowerment. The organization's primary programs are Project Success, a mentoring and academic support initiative; and the 100 Home Ownership Program.


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