Health and Wellness Expo comes to Columbus for National Cancer Screening Week

Health and Wellness Expo coming to Columbus for National Cancer Screening Week
Health and Wellness Expo comes to Columbus for National Cancer Screening Week

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - This week is National Cancer Screening Week and because of that, an expo that wants to make sure you are healthy is came to Columbus.

Goodwill put on a Health and Wellness Expo alongside sponsors like Piedmont Columbus Regional, Amerigroup and Forrest B. Johnson and Associates.

The Dec. 5 event featured two mobile units, one from Piedmont Columbus Regional and another from Amerigroup.

There were also more than 25 resources like diabetes education, cancer and stroke screenings, dental associations and blood pressure checks available.

The event took place at the Goodwill Career Center located at 2601 Cross Country Dr. in Columbus from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“We believe that a person can’t be successful in employment if they’ve not taken care of their basic needs. So, today we have things like blood pressure check, cancer screens, ask-a-doc, talk to a nurse, talk to a dentist, and its all free.” said Denise Eckley, career center manager at Goodwill Industries of South Rivers.

The event was completely free because it is their goal to provide health resources to community that many may not normally be able to afford.

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