First Annual Veterans Health Expostion 2013
We're going to have a great time assisting our fellow Veterans during Heart Month, there will be music, snacks so come out and join us!
With more than 400,000 Veterans in Hampton Roads and millions more around the globe, many of them could be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), putting them at increased risk for thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA), Thoracic aortic dissection (TAD), AAA and heart disease. Two local organizations are about to step in and offer free screenings in order to serve their fellow Veterans. Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott 3rd District Virginia, and other V.I.P.'s will be on hand. Fellow Veteran and radio personality Cocoa Butter of 95.7 RnB will be our MC first this event.
Norfolk’s DAV Chapter 21 and the National Organization for Aortic Awareness is presenting the first ever Veterans Health Exposition in Hampton, VA for Veterans, active duty members and their families. Sponsored in part by Medtronic, Inc., this free health expo will feature free Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screenings for the first 100 Veterans.
“According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, over half a million Veterans are receiving compensation for PTSD. This puts them at risk of TAA, TAD, Heart disease and a host of other life-threatening problems,” says Robert Epps, Founder of the National Organization of Aortic Awareness and a retired Coast Guard Senior Chief who has endured three surgeries to repair most of his Aorta. He continues, “Aortic diseases are smooth criminals, silent killers and we want to raise awareness of the risks while making screening more accessible and convenient.”Pre-registration is required to take advantage of the free screening offer. Interested parties are asked to call Life Line at 1-866-636-4445, mentioning Chapter 21.
This valuable service is provided by DAV Chapter 21 in Norfolk, VA and conducted by Life Line Screening. Additional screenings will include blood pressure (BP) and Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) provided by Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. The Exposition will also offer free health information from various organizations. This will include Veterans benefit information and information on jobs.
E-mail us your name and how many will be attending with you to register for this event:
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, Virginia 23666