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NSU Contact: Barbara A. Gonzalez, (954) 262-5309 August 18, 2006

5th Annual ‘Day for Children’ Hosted By NSU and Friends
More than 2,700 children and parents expected

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, FL— Nova Southeastern University Health Care Centers, BlueCross BlueShield of Florida, North Broward Hospital District, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, WPBT-Kid Vision, KISS FM, the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Children's Services Council of Broward, and Broward County's One Community Partnership will be hosting the 5th Annual “A Day for Children” at NSU’s main campus in Davie.

This fun-filled day focusing on health care, social services, and other resources available to Broward County families, will be open to the public and held on Sunday, September 17, from noon to 4 pm, at the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, located on 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr., Blvd.

According to Robert Oller, D.O., chief executive officer for NSU Health Care Centers, “A Day for Children significantly impacts our community. The annual increase in turn-out shows that parents and children are taking advantage of these valuable health care services provided through NSU’s collaboration with other major Broward County organizations.” 

Seventy-five booths, consisting of NSU students and faculty, representing different disciplines of the university, will volunteer their time to provide fun activities for the attending children. Representatives from NSU’s Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Optometry, Allied Health and Nursing, the Center for Psychological Studies, Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the departments of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology will be answering health care questions and providing free health screenings.

In addition to free screenings, there will be a variety of activities for children including a bounce house, contests, jugglers, arts and crafts, games, a puppet show, surprise guests, and raffles for educational materials. The Davie Police and Fire Department will provide fingerprinting, ID cards and free safety and installation demonstrations of child car seats. The Epilepsy Foundation will provide 300 free bicycle helmets. The NSU library will also be on-hand to provide library cards for children and parents.  

Last year, more than 2,700 families attended “A Day for Children” and took part in the free health screenings for hearing and balance, vision, and dental health.

For more information about “A Day for Children”, call 954-NSU-CARE (678-2273).