Nova Southeastern University

August 25, 2010 by Post Team 

Nova Southeastern University, Ft Lauderdale-Davie, FL. – Children across the region have access to free medical care during the September 12, Nova Southeastern University annual health fair for children.

Known as “A Day for Children”, the eighth annual health fair will feature free health care and education for children from birth to age 15. They will receive eye exams, physicians, speech, behavior and dental, as well as physical and occupational therapy, which are provided by the NSU Health Care Centers. Social services and other resources are available through collaborations with a vast network of associations of the NSU community to meet the needs inherent in the behavior of the children of Broward County.

“The health fair is a fun-filled day that focuses on free medical care for children from birth to age 15. Includes eye exams, physicians, speech, behavior and dental health, as well as physical therapy and occupational “said Ronnie Oller, president of the event. “This year we are honored to have a special guest, the Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She has always been a strong advocate for children and she has dedicated her public life to work on behalf of the people of South Florida.” Several Congressman achievements include the adoption of the Protect Our Children Act, which creates the greatest effort of law enforcement ever created for the protection of children (HR 3845), and the passage of Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (HR 1721) to combat childhood drowning.

In addition to health screenings, there will be a variety of activities for children including a bounce house, face painting, storybook characters, supervised sports, arts and crafts, games and food. This year will also have no hair cuts for children, provided by Jig Saw; Rio Latin Impact of Liz & Child, with a dance and physical activity for children and a teddy bear clinic sponsored by the Hospital for Children Chris Everett and Teddy Bear Society y.

Davie Police and Fire will provide free fingerprinting, ID cards and free safety and installation demonstrations of child safety seats. The representatives of the Alvin Sherman Library will provide library cards to residents of Broward County, the League will be there with hearing amplified telephones, and the Epilepsy Foundation will provide free helmets bicycle as part of all activities day.

This year’s event is sponsored by the Centers NSU Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Chris Everett Children’s Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Walgreens, KISS FM, Costco Wholesale, WPBT-Kid Vision, Broward Family Life, Hispanic Unity, and the Boys and Girls Clubs, WFTL 850 and more!

A Children’s Day will be held on Sunday, September 12 between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm, on the grounds in front of the Alvin Sherman Library on NSU’s main campus in Davie. The fair is free and open to the public.

No registration is required. For more information, call 954-NSU-CARE (954-678-2273) or (954) 288-2268.

Media Contact:
Felecia Henderson, Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5315 (Office),

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