VANtastic Mobile Coach Health Fair to take place on Saturday, July 26th

Updated: 7/11/2014

McKinley OB/GYN, a Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo facility, will host some of the area’s paramount health-related motor coaches for a unique event, VANtastic, a Mobile Coach Health Fair on Saturday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. A variety of health care agencies are joining together to provide health screenings and health education information.

McKinley OB/GYN has teamed up with the Cancer Services Program of Erie County (CSP) and Western New York Breast Health to offer a free clinical breast exam and mammogram screening for uninsured women, aged 40 and over. Every woman screened will receive a fresh flower and free gift for their participation. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 716-858-7376.

McKinley OB/GYN is one of six OB/GYN centers owned and operated by Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. These centers offer a comprehensive range of health professionals and services on-site, including fetal monitoring, ultrasound examination, and routine GYN care from early teens through menopause and beyond. They also provide immediate access to childbirth education, lactation services, registered dieticians and genetic counseling and testing provided by Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Visit www.buffalobaby.org for more information about locations and services.

Teaming up with other local health care institutions allows for an event that offers a wide breadth of services from agencies that show strong commitments to local health. Stressing the importance of preventative screening, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein said, “I strongly encourage women without health insurance who are aged 40 or older to take advantage of this opportunity to receive both a free breast exam and a free mammogram… Early detection of breast cancer with screening mammography means that treatment can be started earlier in the course of the disease, possibly before it has spread.”

Unyts, the primary supplier of blood products for Kaleida Health and ECMC will be holding a blood donation drive. Individuals that plan to donate that morning are advised to eat a substantial breakfast, be well hydrated and bring along a photo ID. All donated blood stays in WNY to help local patients in local hospitals.

Additional participants in the Health Fair will include MASH Urgent Care, providing blood pressure screenings, giveaways from the Western New York Dental Group and TCBY offering free frozen yogurt samples and coupons. For more information or to register for the event, please call 716-858-7376 or visit the CSP website.