Camden to host ‘Homerun for Health’ event April 23

By Debbie Mason - For Camden Comeback

CAMDEN — Camden Comeback (a nonprofit community organization) is gearing up for its first “Home Run for Health” event on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The health fair will feature 30 health-related vendors and sponsors who will give talks and provide services and information during the event.

“We tried to get representatives from every medical, dental and health field and we are very pleased with the results,” said Donna Cross, Camden Comeback President. “Two of our members work in health-related fields, Carla Risner and Shannon Steele, and their various contacts and our local Camden health-related businesses were enthusiastic and supportive, and signed on immediately.”

Event attendees will be able to get blood pressure and blood sugar testing, cholesterol screening, vision testing, COVID vaccines and boosters, a 5-minute massage, sign up to be an organ and tissue donor, set up an orthopedic consultation with one of the top Orthopedic surgeons in the area, get a mammogram and much more. They can get handouts and talk to health professionals about: Alzheimer’s, personal and family counseling, addiction services, orthodontics, chiropractic care, senior health care, home health services, and can learn more about organizations such as the Preble Council Council on Aging, Community Blood and Diabetes Dayton.

The presentation schedule includes:

• 10:30 a.m. — “Depression and Anxiety: What Does It Mean and What to Expect” — Kate Duskey (Bravada Counseling Services)

• 11:30 a.m. — “The Latest Treatments in Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis” — Dr. Krista Migliore (Kettering Health)

• 12:30 p.m. — “Managing Diabetes” — by Glenda Christian (Diabetes Dayton)

“We are thankful for our wonderful sponsors, who make themevent possible: Bravada Counseling Service, Camden Medical Center, Camden Village Pharmacy, Camden-Somers Fire & EMS, Gloyeske Chiropractic, Joe Conrad Insurance, Kettering Orthopedics, Longcamp Rodbro Insurance Co, Novo Nordisk, Preble Home Health Services and Sprowls Orthodontics, and to the organizations who will be providing free services and information to our community.” Vendors include:

Alzheimer’s Association

Anytime Fitness

Bravada Counseling Services

Camden Medical Building, Inc.

Camden Village Pharmacy

Camden-Somers Twp. Fire & EMS


CommuniCare Health Services

Community Blood

Diabetes Dayton

Kettering Health Network

Kettering Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Life Connection of Ohio

McCullough Hyde Foundation

McCullough Hyde Free Clinic

Mercy Health

Novo Nordisk

Preble County Council on Aging

Preble County Health Department

Preble Home Health Services

Primary Health Solutions

Simon Insurance

Sojourner Recovery Services

Sprowls Orthodontics

Summit Chiropractic


Angel Weber, Massage Therapist

Zumba with Chelsie

While the Mercy Health Mammogram Unit’s services are not free, charges for services are typically paid in full by insurance companies via their annual wellness coverage. For uninsured/underinsured individual, Mercy Health has financial aid resources available to assist. Those wishing to schedule a mammogram that day should call 513-686-3300 (option 1).

“There will also be lots of giveaways, and door prizes. Visitors could win a new 65” TV, 4 Cincinnati Reds tickets, gift baskets and other items. In addition, several vendors are giving away t-shirts, smoke detectors, emergency info vials, hot/cold packs, and other free gifts,” Cross said, “Plus Trivia and a Plinko Health Board game to win prizes.”

“We’re very proud of this Home Run for Health event and to be able to provide all this great health info and services in one place.”

By Debbie Mason

For Camden Comeback