FoundCare Promotes a Healthy Start to the Academic Year without the Financial Burden

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – FoundCare, a leading nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to improving the well-being of the community, successfully hosted its annual Back-to-School Health Fair, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of 537 students.

The event, held on Saturday, August 5, at FoundCare’s Palm Springs health center, located at 2330 S. Congress Avenue, offered an array of free essential health services, including school physicals, vision screenings, hearing screenings, and vaccines. In addition to the healthcare services offered, students received school supplies and backpacks, empowering them to begin the school year with the tools they need to excel in their studies.

"We are thrilled to have served over 500 students at this year's Back to School Health Fair," said FoundCare CEO, Christopher Irizarry. "This event exemplifies our commitment to providing accessible and comprehensive healthcare services to those in need and brings us one step closer to fostering a healthy and thriving community."

The health fair's success was made possible through the collaborative efforts of FoundCare’s dedicated team, along with the support of volunteers and local partners who share the organization's vision for a healthier future. Sponsors included Mittleman Eye, Ad Pros of Palm Beach County, AmeriHealth Caritas Florida, Guardians Credit Union, 4Imprint, and OneDigital. Dignitaries in attendance included the Village of Palm Springs Mayor Bev Smith and Councilman Gary Ready.

FoundCare expresses its gratitude to all those who contributed to making the event a resounding success, demonstrating that together, we can build a stronger and healthier community.