Medical Camp in St. Louis, USA

On 7th October 2017, 139 volunteers, including 37 healthcare professionals from a variety of specialties, rendered selfless service to more than 200 people. Nearly half the patients were younger than age 19. In addition to comprehensive health checks and screenings, the camp provided free eyeglasses, flu shots, blood tests, and registration for free mammogram examinations at the St. Louis University Cancer Center. A bone marrow registration drive was also conducted. Children received school supplies, sports equipment, and bicycle helmets – with more than 55 children being fitted with bicycle helmets. Children’s car seats were inspected, and 16 seats were deemed unsafe and replaced with new ones. This health fair introduced two new services this year: relaxation training and household pet care. Relaxation training was offered to relieve mental tension and calm the minds of patients at the camp, and household pet care was offered by representatives of the St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center, who brought two dogs to the event as silent messengers of love and gratitude.