Initiative promotes free health screening

2019-07-23 06:25
This picture was taken at a previous event of the PinkDrive, a non-profit organisation (NPO) focusing on raising awareness about gender-related cancer. It is based at 39 Belgravia Road, in the Imperial Building.

This picture was taken at a previous event of the PinkDrive, a non-profit organisation (NPO) focusing on raising awareness about gender-related cancer. It is based at 39 Belgravia Road, in the Imperial Building.

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Belgravia-based PinkDrive invites the public to its Health Day event that will take place at their premises on Thursday 22 August from 09:00 to 13:00.

The event will be hosted in partnership with Partners In Sexual Health (PSH) and Lancet Laboratories.

The event aims to promote healthy living, educate the community on healthy life choices and how to monitor, manage and possibly prevent the onset of many chronic illnesses caused by bad lifestyle and diet. It will be open to all and they can accommodate up to 250 people on the day.

Services will be offered free of charge and it includes free clinical breast examinations, free glucose screening, free cholesterol screening, free blood pressure testing, free family planning, free HIV testing, free sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening and free tuberculosis (TB) screening.

Interested individuals are advised to bring their identity books.

Tenielle October, administrator at PinkDrive, says this is an attempt to encourage accountability for a person’s health and the health of loved ones.

She says these are things that have over the years been highlighted through health drives of this nature.

However, October says educating the community plays a big role in how people proceed in lifestyle choices, “to prevent the onset of preventable illnesses.

“We believe that early detection will help prolong a life”.

  • For more information call 021 697 5650.

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