Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush Hosts Free Family Health Fair In Posen

Oct 4, 2004
Press Release

Chicago, IL. ---- Committed to building strong and healthy families, Congressman Bobby L. Rush announced today in partnership with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Oak Forest of Cook County and St. Francis Hospital and Health Center plans for his third annual Family Health Fair on October 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Posen Community Center, 14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL.

As health care costs continue to soar, many families are left uninsured and unable to receive regular preventative checkups and screenings," said Rush. "Through the Family Health Fair, we have created a day where parents and their children get the necessary care, treatment and information without worrying about making a financial sacrifice. "

During the health fair, families can receive free immunizations, physical exams, counseling and resource referrals as well as screenings for blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol.

Rush, who serves as a member on the Subcommittee of Health Committee on Energy and Commerce in the U.S. Congress, has been a long-term advocate of providing accessible and affordable prescription drugs to underserved populations and preserving Illinois generous Medicaid program.

The Family Health Fair was made possible through cooperation with the following organizations: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Illinois Department of Public Health, Cook County of Bureau of Health Services, Cook County Department of Public Health, City of Posen Mayor Donald W. Schupekand the First Congressional District of Illinois Health Task Force.

For more information, please visit or call (773) 224-6500.