GSCC to Host Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Fair

MLK 1Gadsden State Community College is sponsoring the 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Health Fair on Jan. 18th from 8:00am to 12:00 noon in the auditorium of the administration building on the East Broad Campus.

Members of the Lambda Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will provide assistance at the fair.

Free health screening and health education is available free of charge to the public.

Information will be available on substance abuse, diabetes, senior care information, breast cancer, balance and hearing, podiatry, prostate cancer, kidney disease, dental needs, home health and hospice care.

Quality of Life Health Services Inc. will provide information about the Affordable Care Act and enrollment. Students from Gadsden State’s therapeutic massage program will offer free massages; those with the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program will also be available to assist fair participants in filing federal and state tax returns for 2015.

Members of the Gadsden Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will assist with refreshments.

Fair participants will have the opportunity to give the gift of life during an American Red Cross Blood Drive as well. Those interested in donating can complete pre-reading and answer donation questions online with RapidPass prior to coming to the health fair. Go to

For more information, call Tarva Vaughn, fair coordinator, at 256-549-8674

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