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DOH-COLLIER HOSTS THE 5TH ANNUAL BIG BUS EVENT IN IMMOKALEE

By Breanna Johnson

October 02, 2019

Join Us for a Free Health Fair on Saturday, October 5, 2019 

Naples, Fla. —The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) will be hosting the 5th Annual Immokalee Big Bus Event at the DOH-Collier Immokalee campus (419 North First Street, Immokalee) on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This free event will provide opportunities for individuals and families to receive certain health services and information. Nine big buses will be on site to provide health services to those who visit. The agencies providing buses at the event are:

  • Harry Chapin Food Bank
  • Collier Area Transit
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
  • Immokalee Fire Control District
  • Radiology Regional Mammogram Bus
  • Salvation Army
  • NCH Community Blood Mobile
  • Alzheimer’s Association Bus

Along with the big buses will be over sixty other agencies providing additional free services and information. Free adult flu vaccines, visits from the Tooth Fairy, wellness checks, vision and hearing screenings for children and adults, Collier Mosquito Control District Helicopter, a DJ, food, entertainment and fun for the whole family. NEW THIS YEAR: Kids Fun Zone! with a bounce house and an inflatable obstacle course. The CAT Bus will be offering free bus rides within the two routes in Immokalee the entire day.

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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