SSU To Host Annual Curtis V. Cooper Health Fair

Savannah State University (SSU) will host its annual Curtis V. Cooper Health Fair from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the atrium of the King-Frazier Student Center on the SSU campus. The health fair, which is free and open to the public, is cosponsored by the SSU Harris McDew Student Health Center and the Savannah Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.

Several community health providers are expected to participate in the health fair, which will offer attendees wellness information as well as free medical screenings, immunizations and other services.

First held in 1992 as the Harris-McDew Health Fair, the event was renamed in 2000 to honor the late Curtis Cooper. A long-time president of the Savannah chapter of the NAACP, Cooper was executive director of the Westside Comprehensive Health Center, later named the Westside-Urban Health Center, for 28 years. Prior to his death, Cooper initiated plans for a more efficient health-care complex to provide primary services to the citizens of Chatham County. His vision was realized with the completion and dedication of the Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care, Inc., which was dedicated in his honor in 2004.

For more information about the health fair, contact Denise Hills at 912- 358-4122 or

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