The city of Phoenix is sponsoring the eleventh annual "Back
to School and Health Fair" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Saturday, July 14, at ASU Prep Academy, 735 E. Fillmore St.
in downtown Phoenix.
Thanks to numerous sponsors, visitors to the Back-to-School
and Health Fair can get free immunizations courtesy of the
Maricopa County Department of Public Health, health
screenings, dental and visual check-ups and hair cuts. The
first 1,000 children, accompanied by a parent or/guardian
also will receive free backpacks with school supplies.
There will also be free mammograms by Pink 365.
Appointments for mammograms can be made by calling Pink at
1-888-233-6121. Pink exams are first-come, first-served.
Participants also will be able to gather useful information
from more than 60 organizations on after-school programs,
health, nutrition, education, school registration, finance,
voting/registration, vital records, and water safety. A
panel discussion about challenges affecting the surrounding
community will cap off the event.
The free admission event is made possible by the generous
financial sponsorships of the City of Phoenix Parks and
Recreation Department, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Arizona,
APS, Bank of America, Phoenix 11, Telemundo, Radio
Campesina, Mega 104.3, Water Mill Express, Maricopa County
of Public Health, Maricopa Integrated Health Systems and
The Back to School and Health Fair is produced by the
city's Latino Institute, an interdepartmental volunteer
team whose mission is to promote healthy living, safe
communities, and education and understanding of Latino
Culture, its contributions to society and its challenges
for the future.
Additional information is available by phone at