Vitamin Shoppe to Sponsor AMPHS’ “Know Your Health Status” Awareness Health Fair

June 5, 2012

Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS), a non-profit healthcare organization based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn is pleased to announce that Vitamin Shoppe has agreed to be an official sponsor of our “Know Your Health Status” Awareness Day Health Screening on Saturday, June 23, 2012.

“We are so elated that Vitamin Shoppe has agreed to sponsor our event.  Their mission is to help people maintain health, wellness, and nutrition, which are  values our organization shares as well,” says Sandy Troung, Vice President, Corporate Development, AMPHS.  “This health fair is about spreading awareness of personal responsibility and empowerment for taking care of one’s health, and to have the support of a well-known vitamin and supplement company like Vitamin Shoppe in this mission is truly a blessing.”

Vitamin Shoppe has generously agreed to donate a variety of health and wellness products to the health fair.

At the health fair, we will provide a variety of free healthcare screenings to the local community of Sunset Park, Brooklyn.  Trained clinical volunteers will perform healthcare screenings, which include blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), heart and respiration rate, memory and cognition screenings, and other free biometric screenings.  We’re collaborating with Project Renewal who will conduct free mammogram screenings onsite, and Interfaith Medical Center who will conduct HIV screenings.  We welcome people of all ages, genders, races and cultural backgrounds to participate in this event.  All health screenings are non-invasive and strictly confidential.

The event will be held:

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Time: 9:00AM – 2:00PM

Where: First Church of the Brethren

352 60th Street (near 4th Avenue)

Brooklyn, NY 11220

About AMPHS: The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) is a humanitarian 501(c)3 non-profit organization operated exclusively by volunteers dedicated to providing free healthcare services to underprivileged communities of Brooklyn and New York City.  From strengthening our foundation through the public trust, we work to integrate healthcare systems, education, awareness, and disease prevention such that all people can appreciate healthcare not as a privilege, but as a basic human right.

For more information about us, please visit us at: national.amphsonline.org.

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