Leesburg Rotary annual fundraiser to offer blood screening tests for $45

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, Leesburg Sunrise Rotary will host their 29th Annual Blood Screening Event from 6:30 am to 10:30 am at the Leesburg Community Building, 109 E. Dixie Ave, Leesburg, Florida.

This blood chemistry profile is an affordable way to detect possible problems with your liver, kidneys, heart, or blood sugar. It includes the Basic Metabolic Panel as well as lipid testing, fasting glucose, and a complete blood count useful in detecting anemia and other disorders.  Results are mailed directly to the participant.  

Test results are reviewed by a doctor, and if he notices anything seriously out of range, he contacts the participant immediately.  We often hear from participants who have been alerted by these test results to seek medical treatment for conditions they were unaware they had.

These tests normally average $225-$400 or more, but thanks to our partnership with Vista Labs we are able to keep the cost at only $45. Men are also eligible for a PSA test for an additional $25.

Preregistration needs to reach us by February 16. Walk-ins the day of the event may be charged may experience delays. Registration forms and additional information are available online at http://www.leesburgsunriserotary.org.  Basic information is also available on our Message Line 352-365-3714.

This annual blood screening is the primary fundraiser for Leesburg Sunrise Rotary.  Proceeds are used for a variety of local and international initiatives.  Locally, funds have been used to benefit Leesburg Center for the Arts, Deaf and Hearing Services of Lake and Sumter Counties, Wounded Warriors, Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties, Deliver the Difference, Fruitland Park Elementary and Carver Middle School Robotics, Santa Project, Beacon College, Educational Foundation of Lake County, Samaritan Inn, Veterans Organization of Resource and Recovery for the Homeless, National Elementary Honor Society Leesburg Elementary, Forward Paths Foundation, Leesburg Public Library, camp scholarships for Boy Scouts, and college scholarships for local students.  

Most recently the club participated in a Rotary grants to Florida Hospital’s Sharing Smiles cleft palate program and tilapia farming in the Domincan Republic, and is proud to be part of Rotary’s fight to eradicate polio.