Church of the Incarnation Hosts Texas Medical Association’s “Be Wise – Immunize [SM]” Clinic
by Sharon Adams
Wed, Aug 11, 2010, 12:13 PM
Church of the Incarnation Hosts
Texas Medical Association’s “Be Wise – ImmunizeSM” Clinic
Saturday, August 21 - 1pm - 4pm
Uptown, Dallas, Texas – Located at 3966 McKinney Avenue, just north of Blackburn Street, Church of the Incarnation will host the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance Community Health Fair on Saturday, August 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. The event is free to the public, targeting those who live in the 75204 zip code, and is an easy way to bring children’s shots up to date.
The event is sponsored by Church of the Incarnation and Dallas County Medical Society Alliance (DCMSA). Sandy Secor, Vice-President, Health Projects, DCMSA, is chairing the event on behalf of Church of the Incarnation.
“The families in the 75204 zip code are our neighbors,” Sandy said. “As a member of the Church of the Incarnation and the DCMSA, this outreach partnership just makes sense. The DCMSA has not done a Health Fair in several years and we feel it is important that we get back to our roots of helping the community. We have a 90+ year track record of providing medical help and information to our community. This partnership provides an outlet for us to reach out to these families. Their needs matter. We want to help where we can, but we need the help of all of our neighbors, as well.”
New and used bicycles in good condition are needed for the giveaway. Cash donations will be used to purchase school supplies, school uniforms and bus passes for students who participate in after school sports activities and need transportation home. Donations are tax deductible and donors will receive receipts. Just drop by the church with your donation. Donations can be made to either Church of the Incarnation - Checks should be made out to Church of the Incarnation with a notation in the memo line that reads “Health Fair” - or to the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance Foundation, Health Fair, 5500 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, TX75214.
This event would not be possible without the help of Christy Herrscher, Mission 75204 Project Manager, Church of the Incarnation; Michelle Anderson, VP-Elect, Health Projects, DCMSA; Martha Lang, Director of Outreach, Church of the Incarnation and all of our volunteers and sponsors.
[Standing (L to R): Anela Pracic as the Bee Wise-Immunize Bee; Lejla Pracic, Tahaiya Dodd; Sandy Secor, VP, Health Projects;, DCMSA; Michelle Anderson, VP-Elect, Health Projects, DCMSA; Jorge Rios; Christy Herrscher, Mission 75204 Project Manager, Church of the Incarnation. Sitting: Ariel Sanchez, Malik Williams]
Immunizations are important, safe and effective
The clinic will feature the immunizations, a bicycle safety course, an "Ask the Doctor" booth, Healthy Eating programs, information for pregnant and new teenage mothers and other health screenings and information.
A bicycle helmet and bicycle give away will also take place with a limited number of donations. The Dallas Police Central Patrol Neighborhood Patrol Office will sponsor a bicycle safety course at the Health Fair. There will be a limited number of bicycles and helmets given away.
Initiated in 2004, Be Wise — ImmunizeSM and Hard Hats for Little Heads is a statewide program developed to improve Texas' immunization rates and combat the spread of preventable, communicable diseases.
Be Wise — ImmunizeSM is a joint initiative led by TMA physicians and the TMA Alliance and funded by the TMA Foundation. Be Wise — ImmunizeSM is a registered service mark of the Texas Medical Association.
Today, Texas ranks 48th out of 51 states in immunization rates for children 19 months to 35 months for completion of the diptheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine cycle - according to the 2004 National Immunization Survey. The Health Fair is designed for the children and families in the elementary and middle schools that feed into North Dallas High School. North Dallas High School has an 80% rate of students below the poverty line.
About DCMSA: Organized in 1917, the Dallas County Medical Alliance Society & Foundation is the oldest continuously operating Alliance in the country. We were instrumental in forming both the state and national alliances. A group of almost 400 physician’s spouses and physicians, we remain true to our goals of supporting medicine, promoting health education and providing enrichment and education opportunities for our members, while developing lasting friendships. Visit the web site at
About Church of the Incarnation: Church of the Incarnation seeks to make itself so vitally involved in our parish neighborhood that we truly know and love our neighbors and that our Christian witness of love and service in Jesus’ name is woven seamlessly into the fabric of the life of this neighborhood for the glory of God our heavenly Father. For more information, see attached and visit the web site at:
Any inquiries about the above event should be directed to Sandy Secor; Cell 214-914-1638; e-mail: .