Free health screenings offered Oct. 10 at Celebrate Life Festival

Last year's Celebrate Life Festival, above, attracted about 1,500 people who took advantage of free health care and entertainment. This year's event will take place Oct. 10 near the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. (Courtesy of Bridgette Crosby)

Last year’s Celebrate Life Festival, above, attracted about 1,500 people who took advantage of free health care and entertainment. This year’s event will take place Oct. 10 near the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. (Courtesy of Bridgette Crosby)

 

Pan De Vida Foundation is pleased to announce the fourth annual Celebrate Life Festival, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, behind the Queen Creek Branch Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road in downtown Queen Creek.

The main purpose behind the Celebrate Life event is to educate residents about services available in the Queen Creek/San Tan Valley area, to promote economic growth, create positive community experiences and to raise funds for Pan De Vida programs that directly benefit families in the local area.

Free health screenings will include vision, glucose, dermatology, scoliosis, flu shots, chiropractic, massages, breast and skin cancer screenings and many other important and useful tests. Mercy Gilbert Hospital will be on site as well as Hospice of the Valley.

Last year, approximately 1,500 people and over 80 local businesses, churches and health organizations came together for the event.

“This year’s festival is a wonderful opportunity to come out and celebrate health,” said Mary Gloria, founder and president of Pan De Vida. “Community members can get a variety of health screenings at no charge while they have fun and spend time with family or friends. Health is so important, many people put health screenings last because they are busy doing other things. This is their chance to get those screenings for free and put health at the forefront.”

The festival will include a variety of vendor booths showcasing local businesses, more than 20 health screenings and a physical fun challenge for kids, adults and senior citizens. There will also be a variety of games and attractions including a rock wall, obstacle course, games, a day-long raffle with lots of prizes and an entertainment stage.
Health providers will also be giving away free health-related items with each screening.

For the fourth year in a row, the festival will be completely run by Pan De Vida volunteers. The sponsors, vendors and entertainers are all a unique blend of community.

Spots are still available for those who wish to set up a booth or become sponsors. Call Ms. Gloria at 480-987-0819 or e-mail her at Mary.gloria@pandevida.tv for more information.

Pan de Vida is a nonprofit organization that works to better the lives and the quality of life of the needy, senior citizens and others in the Queen Creek/San Tan Valley communities and surrounding areas through active outreach with free medical clinics, food pantry, senior programs, Adopt a Christmas Child and college scholarships.

Volunteers and donations are always welcome. To learn more, visit the Pan de Vida wesbite or call 480-987-0819.

Editor’s note: Bridgette Crosby is a member of Pan de Vida and a local public relations specialist.

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