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April 7, 2005

Free Health Fair for Entertainment Professionals

On May 9, 2005 from 1 to 4 PM

Contact: The Actors’ Fund of America
Donald Towne, (312) 372-9244
or Sara Meehan, (212) 221-7300 ext. 129

Chicago - A free Entertainment Professionals Health Fair will be held on Monday, May 9, 2005 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM at the Member’s Center of Actors’ Equity Association at 125 South Clark Street, Suite 1522 in Chicago, Illinois. The Health Fair is being organized by The Actors’ Fund of America and supported by the Chicago Entertainment Industry Labor Coalition, Actor’s Equity Association, Screen Actor’s Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

This Health Fair is designed to provide free health screenings and education with a focus on health maintenance and wellness promotion. Designed for entertainment professionals, the Fair will also address concerns about health insurance and will provide on site consultations through the Health Insurance Resource Center of The Actors’ Fund of America.

Health Fair attendees will have access to physicians and a nurse plus screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and breathing capacity. Other services being provided include massage therapists, nutrition counselors, as well as representatives from the American Cancer Society and the Heart Association.

Following the Health Fair will be an insurance workshop, “Getting and Keeping Health Insurance (or Finding Affordable Care When You Are Uninsured)” beginning at 4:30 in the Member’s Center.

Admission to both the Health Fair and insurance workshop is free and open to all entertainment professionals. Cholesterol screenings are limited to the first 75 participants. For more information, please contact Donald Towne at (312) 372-0989.

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