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DOH-COLLIER HOSTS THE 3RD ANNUAL BIG BUS EVENT IN IMMOKALEE

By Andrea McKinney

September 28, 2016

Join Us for a Free Health Fair and Public Awareness Campaign on Saturday, October 1, 2016 

Naples, Fla. — The Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) will be hosting the 3rd Annual Immokalee Big Bus Event at the DOH-Collier Immokalee campus (419 North First Street, Immokalee) on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This free health fair and public awareness campaign is geared towards providing opportunities for individuals and families to receive certain health services and information.   Eight big buses will be on site to provide health services to those who visit.  The agencies providing buses at the event will be:

  • Alzheimer’s Memory Bus
  • Radiology Regional Mammogram Bus
  • Community Blood Center
  • Collier County Emergency Management
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Harry Chapin Food Bank
  • NAMI Mental Health Bus
  • Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

Along with the big buses will be over fifty other agencies providing free health services and information.  Free adult flu vaccines, health screenings, dental screenings for children and adults, bike inspections and repair, child safety seat inspections, bike helmets, food, family fun and exercise, including a rock climbing wall, will be available. 

In recognition of World Heart Day, DOH-Collier staff will be on hand to instruct residents on Hands-Only™ CPR during their Press the Chest event.  World Heart Day is an annual event created by the World Heart Foundation to remind everyone that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death. Hands-Only™ CPR is cardiopulmonary resuscitation without mouth-to-mouth breaths.

The Big Bus Event will be held in conjunction with Ciclovia Immokalee, featuring wellness events and numerous games for kids and adults of all ages to enjoy, and AVOW’s Butterfly Release Immokalee, a time to remember and honor loved ones that are deceased. The butterfly is a reminder of how beautiful, delicate and fragile life can be and we should remember to appreciate and be grateful for each moment. We encourage individuals and families to participate in the Big Bus Event, Ciclovia Immokalee, and AVOW Butterfly Release and celebrate the day with safe, healthy and fun activities for all. 

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