Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps to Hold Well Baby Fair
There will be Well Baby Fair on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center at 141 Bassett Lane. Sponsored by the Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps (CCMRC) in association with Cape Cod Children’s Place, the Fair is free and open to anyone interested in infant health and safety.
The Fair will include information about nutrition, breast-feeding, maternal depression, immunization, fire safety, babywearing, play and development, the WIC program, disaster response, potassium iodide, and dental care. A quiet nursing corner will be available. In addition, there will be a car safety seat checkpoint and infant CPR training. This year the Fair will also be offering flu shots for adults, just in time for the onset of flu season. There will also be a raffle to benefit Cape Cod Children’s Place, a non-profit organization which provides programs aimed at keeping Cape Cod children safe, healthy, and nurtured.
Diana Gaumond, the director of the Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps, explained the reason for holding the Fair: “The MRC is a volunteer organization designed to help communities deal with disasters. Part of our mission is to strengthen public health because healthy people are better able to cope with disasters and emergencies during and after the event. Good health is a life-long mission and getting off to a good start is crucial. We hope that our Well Baby Fair will help our littlest Cape Codders with their good start.”
For questions about the event, contact Diana Gaumond at 508-375-6641.
About the Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps
The Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is made up of locally based, medical and non-medical volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to promote healthy living throughout the year, and to prepare for and respond to emergencies. MRC volunteers supplement existing local emergency and public health resources. The MRC welcomes inquires from those who wish to volunteer. Visit www.ccmedicalreservecorps.org
About Cape Cod Children’s Place
Cape Cod Children’s Place is a non-profit resource, referral, and education center committed to providing high-quality care, support, and advocacy for families with young children in order to sustain a healthy community for Cape Cod’s future.