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Heart Foundation offers health checks on World Homeless Day

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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RESIDENTS of the St Thomas Infirmary were last Thursday — World Homeless Day —given free health checks at a fair organised by the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, with support from the St Thomas Municipal Corporation, and Homeless Committee of St Thomas.

The foundation, in a release, said World Homeless Day is marked in varied ways across the globe designed to effect change in the lives of homeless people in their communities, but it sought to make a difference in the lives of some of those people by allowing them access to health screening.

“The importance of one's health has and will always remain paramount to us, which is why we had provided unlimited blood pressure checks and 70 blood sugar tests. To further alleviate some of the challenges the homeless face each day due to the lack of basic needs, we secured assistance from the Food For The Poor, who provided us with care packages that included: towels, food items, toiletries, and vitamins,” said the release.

”We also had the assistance of Crystal Spring water, because their brand truly understands the significance of giving back and how significantly water contributes towards maintaining a healthy body,” it added.


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