Some were armed with blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes, others with paint brushes. Thirty-two School of Medicine students joined forces with several local health organizations and the Calvary Community Outreach Network in reaching out to the community for a day of fun and health awareness at the fourth annual Kansas Fun and Fitness Day on Oct. 12 at the Calvary Community Wellness Center.
The volunteers provided a wide range of health services including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and vision screenings, information on STD awareness and dental hygiene, as well as a nutrition/fitness booth and a first aid booth. Others participated in other fun-filled activities such as face painting.
The School of Medicine’s Medical Student Advisory Council (MSAC) coordinated the event in conjunction with the Calvary Community Outreach Network. Volunteers came from the local AMA, APAMSA, KC Free Eye Clinic/Ophthalmology Interest Group, and SNMA organizations as well.
The afternoon included carnival activities, rides and games for children, and music by national recording artist Beverly Crawford in addition to the health screenings.