I-CAN Annual Spring Cleamup and Health Fair

I-CAN Annual Spring Cleamup and Health Fair

G V Daniels Recreation Center was a hive of activity on Saturday, April 22 as student volunteers, health professionals and city re-cycling center crews all pitched in to help clean up and educate Carver Neighborhood. South West Home Health Care had technicians doing free blood pressure checks. The YWCA Breast Cancer {{more}} Awareness program was enhanced by the display from Henrick Medical Supply of prosthetics and supplies for cancer patients. Advocates of Abilene had education material for mental health consumers while Mannatech demonstrated a line of products designed to get the cells to communicate correctly to allow the body to heal itself. I-CAN was educating people about their efforts to improve the neighborhoods while raising money for scholarships for local students. Abilene-Taylor County Public Health Department was giving free Body Mass Index and Blood Pressure measurements. Windcrest Alzheimer’s Care Center offered a free memory screening while the Big Country Aids Resources presented information on HIV awareness. “Search Your Heart” of the American Heart Association is a faith based program designed to educate African-Americans about cardio-vascular disease. The kitchen crew of the G V Daniels center fixed a hot lunch for all those volunteering and those attending. Students from McMurry, ACU and HSU volunteered to clean up the neighborhood resulting in a continuous stream of pick up trucks loaded to the brim. Eliseo Criel, crew chief of the team from the Abilene Recycling Center estimated that the volunteers had gathered over 3 ½ tons of trash by 11:30 AM.