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Health Fair 2008 in Chicago, IL

BAPS Charities aims to serve individuals, families and communities in need by providing high quality, low cost health care. 

Annual health fairs are at the core of BAPS Charities’ medical services. Physicians and technicians regularly volunteer their expertise to provide medical care and advice to the increasing number of people who lack access to quality health care. 


May 11 & 18, 2008 
8:00AM to 4:00PM 
No. of Participants
367 adults and 235 children
No. of Doctors & Paramedics
List of Services provided

For Health Fair 

  1. CBC, CMP, Lipid Profile (367) 
  2. Point of Care Cholesterol assay: (30) 
  3. Eye test (150) 
  4. Blood pressure Screening (367) 
  5. Electrocardiogram (325) 
  6. Dexa Scan (270) 
  7. Screening for obesity –BMI (367) 

For Blood Drive

  1. Blood Collected (73 pints) 

Educational Activity

  1. Diabetes Lecture given by Endocrinologist, dietician and pharmacist 
  2. Stress Management Video and interactive Session by doctors and BAPS Charities volunteers 
  3. Osteoporosis Prevention : Given by Physical Therapy 
  4. Breast Cancer screening: Demonstration of self breast Examination using artificial plastic models by female doctors 
  5. Teddy Bear Clinic: 235 children participated in a mock Emergency Room with visit to ambulance and fire truck. An Interactive Session on prevention of injury was provided by EMT officers
  6. CME Program on Current trends in management of High Cholesterol attended by 72 physicians 
Free Equipments distributed
Gluco meters, Educational booklet on Diabetes


We are proud to co-sponsor the 4th Annual teddy bear clinic with BAPS Charities. Adventist Glen Oaks Hospital and BAPS Charities share a mission of providing health education. This is indeed an endeavor of the volunteer force. – Tina Marie Johnson, Marketing Director of Adventist Glen Oaks Hospital. 

This health fair serves as a testament to the great amount of dedication and service put forth by the volunteers of BAPS Charities. – Randy Ramey, Illinois State Representative 

I always had a fear of the emergency room. The Teddy Bear clinic put these fears to rest through the different activities we did today. – Akshar Patel, 12 years old Teddy Bear Clinic Participant 

Today we learned about safety and various precautions we can take to prevent accidents from occurring. We learned about poison control, fire prevention, first aid and other important things. – Kirtan Jani, 10 year old Teddy Bear Clinic Participant 

I really wanted to come to the teddy bear clinic. I made sure my parents would come and drop me off for sure to this event. If I get hurt, or if someone I know gets hurt, I know what steps to take to make sure the person is all right. – Manas Bhatt, 10 year old Teddy Bear Clinic Participant