Burns Lions Club and HDH Partner with OLSHF to Bring Free Health Screenings

Burns Lions Club and HDH Partner with OLSHF to Bring Free Health Screenings

The Burns Lions Club and Harney District Hospital (HDH), in partnership with the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation (OLSHF), are bringing free health screenings to Harney County through the Mobile Health Screening Program (MHSP). An event will be held Friday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at HDH (557 W. Washington St., Burns.)

Free screenings for vision, glaucoma, blood pressure and diabetes (blood glucose, with a 3-hour fast for adults) will be provided. In the last two decades, more than 540,000 people in Oregon and Northern California have been screened, and because of it, over 160,000 health problems have been successfully detected. MHSP is the only statewide health screening program of its kind in Oregon.

No appointment is necessary for these screenings. For more information, contact Peggy Yarbor at burnslions@gmail.com, or Savanna Boll at 541-573-8614.

The mission of OLSHF is to screen, treat, save and restore sight and hearing for those in need in partnership with Lions Clubs. Last year, 180,000 people were screened statewide through the Mobile Health Screening Program, at an average cost of less than $4 per person. In 2015, OLSHF’s newest program was launched – the LEAP Optical Finishing Lab – that will support Lions Clubs with low cost glasses for eligible adults. OLSHF also provides the gift of sight to people in developing countries with nearly 72,000 eyeglasses shipped and distributed through mission work. Learn more at www.olshf.org or www.facebook.com/olshf.

Lions Clubs International is a service organization with 1.35 million members in 46,000 clubs around the globe. Started in 1917, Lions Clubs aim to provide services to blind and visually impaired individuals, as well as provide other services and humanitarian projects for local communities. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit www.lionsclubs.org.

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