Lions form regional committee that provides screenings

Published 10:37 am Thursday, October 29, 2015

The 43 Lions Clubs of Central and Southern Virginia have formed The Virginia Lions District 24-B Mobile Health Unit Committee, Inc. with the mission of putting a mobile health unit on the road in the region.

The mobile health unit will provide free vision and hearing screenings as well as other essential health screenings to children and adults. The vehicle will be staffed by Lions Club members and will be driven to health fairs, schools, fairs, festivals and anywhere else that people gather.

There are currently four Lions Clubs mobile health units operating in Virginia and they are on the road an average of 200 days per year and provide over 30,000 screenings annually.

The Mobile Health Unit will serve the following counties: Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Charlotte, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Greensville, Halifax, Hanover, Henrico, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George and the cities of Danville, Hopewell, Lynchburg, Petersburg and Richmond.