08/13/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2019 15:53
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:12 PM
MCKINLEY PARK - Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) hosted a health fair at Arturo Velasquez Institute on Saturday to help families prepare for the upcoming school year.
Over 100 families participated in the event that offered vision exams, physicals, vaccinations, dental exams, free school supplies and more.
'It can be difficult for single parents or parents who have more than one job to get all of the services their children need before the school year begins,' Munoz said. 'That's why we wanted to bring all these resources together to create a one-stop-shop for families.'
Two-hundred students received book bags and school supplies with help from Illinois Vehicle Auto Insurance. The Chicago Public Library was able to help 25 students get new library cards. Tropical Optical provided 160 patients with eye exams. Sonrisa Family Dental performed 40 dental examinations, and Alivio Medical Center provided 33 physicals and 90 vaccinations.
The Illinois State Police, Chicago Police Department, Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Department of Human Services, Saint Anthony's Hospital, El Valor, AT&T and several other vendors also participated in the event.
Photos from the event can be found here: https://bit.ly/2MhNEDS