Healthy Tennessee, a non-profit organization founded by Vanderbilt orthopedic trauma surgeon and former candidate for U.S. Senate Dr. Manny Sethi, will hold a free health fair and food distribution on July 17.
The Murfreesboro event will take place at Patterson Park Community Center and will provide free health screenings, educational information, and healthy living products for all attendees.
The goal of the event is to provide residents the access to medically-trained professionals and tools to “lead healthier lives.”
“This is our first health fair after the COVID epidemic, and we could not be more excited to get back to Tennessee communities and share better health practices with everyone. We have held dozens of health fairs, summits, statewide seminars and symposiums from one end of the state to the other for a decade. We are focused on meeting people where they are to provide health care solutions and options,” Dr. Sethi said in an emailed statement.
In addition to the health measures, Healthy Tennessee will join with Feed America First — a faith-based, 501(c)3 hunger relief organization — to provide free food distribution.
“We are looking forward to this free health fair and food distribution on July 17. Many in our community have been hit hard during Covid and this is an opportunity to not just get back to normal, but to make some healthy living life choices that benefit everyone,” said Patterson Park Superintendent Gernell Jenkins.
According to Healthy Tennessee’s website, Dr. Manny Sethi and his wife Maya founded the organization with the goal of improving the lives of Tennesseans through preventative care.
Dr. Sethi and Maya have been traveling the state with Healthy Tennessee for the past 10 years.
During his Senate campaign, Sethi briefly stepped down as the leader of the organization, but he resumed his role earlier last month.
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