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Linda O’Dwyer


Free screenings, kids’ activities at annual Family Fun and Safety Fair on Sunday, September 15.

Evanston, Illinois (August 29, 2013) – Free health screenings for adults and activities for children will be offered at the Family Fun and Safety Fair on Sunday, September 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at  Presence Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Avenue in Evanston.  The fair celebrates the hospital’s 40 years as an EMS system and 25 years as a Level 1 Trauma Center.

The first 200 children in attendance will receive a lunch cooler bag filled with school supplies. Car seat safety checks will be offered by the Illinois Secretary of State's office from noon to 2 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to bring their own bicycle helmet for a free fitting. First responders will be on hand from the Evanston Police Department, the Evanston Fire Department, the Lincolnwood Fire Department, Superior Ambulance and the Presence Health HAZMAT team to provide tours of the Evanston Fire Department Fire Safety House, a fire truck, an ambulance and the Presence Health HAZMAT trailer. There will be a special appearance by BIFF the Big Inflatable Firefighter, courtesy of the Winnetka Fire Department.

Screenings for adults include blood pressure, glucose and body mass index (BMI). Zumba exercise class demonstrations will take place between noon and 2 p.m. The fair also will feature an inflatable slide, a trackless train ride, face painting, kids’ games, balloon art, magicians, a clown and a raffle.  Refreshments will be available for purchase, including some kosher items. To learn more, call 877.737.INFO (877.733.4636) or visit

About Presence Saint Francis Hospital

Presence Saint Francis Hospital is a nationally recognized, full-service 271-bed hospital with a Level I Trauma Center and is listed as one of the Best Hospitals in Metro Chicago by U.S. News & World Report. As home to the first Chest Pain Center on Chicago’s North Shore and a Primary Stroke Center certified by the Joint Commission, Presence Saint Francis Hospital has a rich history of providing top quality care and leading edge technologies in collaboration with its 424-physician medical staff. Presence Saint Francis Hospital has been designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, placing it in the top seven percent of U.S. hospitals for nursing excellence. More information is available at

About Presence Health
Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November, 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With over 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has 22,000 employees and 4,000 medical professionals. More information is available at


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