MURPHY, NC – The North Carolina Farm Bureau and Cherokee County Farm Bureau donated $2,500 to the local medical community as part of the North Carolina Farm Bureau’s Healthy Living for a Lifetime initiative, which visited Murphy on May 14th 2013. During the event, 142 people received free health screenings, including cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, bone density, and vascular ultrasound.
“The Cherokee County Farm Bureau was excited and proud to bring Healthy Living for a Lifetime to our community. We are so grateful to all of the volunteers from the local medical community and our local ‘Busy Bees’ Community Involvement Group who took time out of their day to make this event a success,” said Mae Clay, President of the Cherokee County Farm Bureau. “Healthy Living for a Lifetime is a great way for Farm Bureau to continue to give back to our community. Cherokee County Farm Bureau is happy to help support our local medical community, and we hope we can help many of our neighbors with this donation.”
“Cherokee County Health Department would like to thank Farm Bureau for bringing their Healthy Living for a Lifetime health screening bus to Cherokee County on May 14, 2013. It was a huge success with 142 screenings provided to Cherokee County residents. We would also like to thank community partners who participated by setting up informational booths and to Wells & West and Save-A-Lot for the use of their parking lot. We hope this will become an annual event for Cherokee County,” Monica Holley, Interim Health Director, Cherokee County Health Department.
Healthy Living for a Lifetime is an innovative approach to addressing the immediate healthcare needs of rural North Carolinians while fostering awareness of healthy lifestyle choices that will result in long-term health improvements among vulnerable populations. Using a 50-foot state-of-the-art mobile health screening unit, the initiative provides rural North Carolinians with free health screenings, educational materials, and a path towards a healthier lifestyle. The unit is handicap accessible.
For more information visit www.healthylivingforalifetime.
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