Blue Grass Farms Charities is staging a series of free health screenings at Keeneland starting Monday, Oct. 24. That day the charity will offer free mammograms for women working in any area of racing or living in the same household as a racing industry employee.
Appointments are available from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. EDT and can be scheduled by calling (859) 219-0910 by Oct. 19.
Also on Oct. 24, a free health fair at Keeneland for men, women and children will offer a variety of health screenings, free food, vendor giveaways, and children's activities in the Keeneland sales pavilion. The fair takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. No appointment is necessary, though a proof of employment in the industry or a track license is required.
The following day, Tuesday, Oct. 25, BGFC will hold free pediatric dental screenings for industry workers’ children, ages four to 14, at the Keeneland track kitchen from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
“A lot of health care organizations are pulling together to offer free high-quality services to the industry's workers, which is especially important during these tough economic times,” said Blue Grass Farms Charities' president Mary Lee-Butte.