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FirstHealth to Hold Annual Kids Day this Saturday

| Date Posted: 4/25/2018


ROCKINGHAM – FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond will host the 2018 Kids’ Day and National Safe Kids Day event on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to noon.  


This annual special day for children will feature numerous health screenings as well a variety of fun activities and the opportunity for kids to taste-test healthy snacks.


The following tests that will be offered at no charge:


  •          Ear and throat checks, provided by Shamsul Khan,  M.D., Richmond Pediatrics
  •          BMI Assessments and Nutrition Counseling by Patrick Egbe, M.D., Choice Pediatrix and Richmond 2020 Vision Group
  •          Vision and hearing checks, provided by MCM  Pediatric and Adolescent Home Practice in coordination with the Rockingham  Lions Club
  •          Blood pressure checks, provided by MRH – Richmond nursing directors


Fun activities will feature a youth fitness challenge provided by FirstHealth Fitness – Richmond, Discovery Place – KIDS, ambulance and fire truck tours, and visits with Sparky the Fire Dog.  A handwashing station will also be featured, and bike helmets will be available at $5 each.


“Kids’ Day is one of our favorite events at Moore Regional Hospital - Richmond,” says hospital President John Jackson. “This event gives us the opportunity to welcome children and youth to our hospital campus while encouraging them to engage in healthy and safe behaviors.”


Kids’ Day is hosted by FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond with sponsorship assistance from the FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital Foundation. For more information, call (910) 417-3735. All screens and tests require parent or legal guardian consent.

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