Story by: Norton Healthcare on August 6, 2018
For the second consecutive year, Norton Healthcare will join with other community supporters to hold a health-focused summer event called Unity Jam. The purpose of the event isto increase awareness and promote healthy lifestyles in ZIP codes 40211 and 40212. It will take place Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Molly Leonard Portland Community Center, 640 N. 27th St. Admission is free, and all are welcome.
Unity Jam will feature booths with food, health information, free health screenings, employment opportunities and demonstrations. Entertainment and children’s activities will be provided. Children who complete a scavenger hunt will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.
The event is planned by Synergy, Norton Healthcare’s African American Employee Resource Group. Kirstie Matzek, practice manager, Norton Community Medical Associates – Brownsboro, and Corenza Townsend, practice manager, Norton Leatherman Spine Center, are the group’s co-chairs and the driving force behind the community event.
“Our group’s idea started with health, because limited access to care is a big barrier for many people in our community — but it soon went far beyond that,” Kirstie said. “Unity Jam is about building relationships and bringing people together to achieve mutual goals.”
“This event is one step in breaking down these barriers and other factors that limit access to health care and other community resources,” Corenza said.
The Norton Healthcare Mobile Prevention Center will be offering mammograms and well woman exams during the event. Appointments are required. Call (502) 899-6842 to schedule an appointment.
Synergy members are accepting donations of school supplies at these locations through Aug. 8:
For more information or to register for Unity Jam, visit us on Facebook at NortonHealthcare.com/UnityJam.
Select an appointment date and time from available spots listed below.