Two communities will offer free health fairs this weekend, one to benefit women and families, the other to prevent sudden death in teens with undetected heart ailments.
Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego, will host a Chula Vista health fair from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday to mark National Family Health & Fitness Day and National Women’s Health & Fitness Day. Free screenings will be available, including tests for blood sugar, cholesterol and osteoporosis.
Providers set to attend the fair at the South Bay Family YMCA, 1201 Paseo Magda, include Scripps, Sharp, UC San Diego and the San Ysidro Health Center.
The Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation will offer a free cardiac screening for teens from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at La Jolla High School, 750 Nautilus St.
More than 7,000 children in the U.S. die each year die from sudden cardiac arrest. Eric, 15, a Steele Canyon High School sophomore, was one of them. He was struck with sudden cardiac arrest in 2009.
Since then, more than 12,000 teens have been screened, and 125 serious abnormalities were discovered among those tested.