I've got a whole city to hold down

July 20, 2005

The doctor is IN

Are you (a) a resident of the Chicago area, (b) a musician or immediate family member of one, and (c) lacking health insurance?

If so, the Hideout has an important message for you:
Chicago Family Health Center (CFHC) and the Koko Taylor Celebrity Aid Foundation will hold a health fair at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago) on Thursday, July 21, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The purpose of the health fair is to provide free health screenings and health education materials to uninsured musicians living in the Chicago Metropolitan area. No appointment is necessary to participate.

The health fair will provide free screening and information in the following areas: vision, cholesterol, asthma, blood pressure, glucose testing, HIV testing and counseling, prostate awareness, health education and KidCare/FamilyCare information and applications.

"The goal for this health fair is to provide the area's musicians, who are primarily uninsured, with health screenings and a link to a community health care facility in their neighborhood that they may not otherwise be aware of," said Joyce Threatt from the Koko Taylor Celebrity Aid Foundation. "Most musicians working today are either uninsured or underinsured, and don't seek regular medical attention due to their financial situation. By holding these health fairs, we [hope to] provide the musicians with the information they need to find a primary health care professional to promote wellness."