Compassionate Care Network (CCN) to provide free health screenings and Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive at ISNA Convention
(Chicago, IL â€“ June 9, 2011) As thousands of Muslims across the United States prepare to attend the Islamic Society of North Americaâ€™s (ISNA) 48th Annual Convention on July 1-4 in Rosemont, IL, Compassionate Care Network (CCN) is pleased to announce it will once again host the ISNA Health Fair and provide free health screenings for convention attendees. CCN will offer free health screenings for BMI and Body Fat Determinations, Hypertension, Diabetes, Dental Health, and new this year, the Carotid Doppler Ultrasound for stroke risk.â€Weâ€™re excited that this year we have expanded our health screenings to include Cartoid Doppler Ultrasound. This test to screen for stroke risk is pretty expensive (over $500 value) and to offer it for free is indeed a big service to our community by CCNâ€™s Imaging Service Provider Batuta,â€ says Dr. Azher Quader, CCN Executive Director. CCN will also conduct a bone marrow donor registry drive and operate the conventionâ€™s First Aid station.
Additionally, CCN will offer those with high BMIs and diagnosed as overweight and obese an opportunity to enroll into its Weight Management Program, a 90-day health coaching program for those at risk for obesity related diseases and desire to lose weight. For Illinois residents who lack health insurance, enrollment will be available into CCNâ€™s low-cost health care network program as well. CCNâ€™s participation in ISNAâ€™s Health Fair is in furthering its mission to promote health awareness within the community through free health education and free health screenings and to provide access to affordable health care for the uninsured.
Founded in 2004 by Chicago doctors Azher Quader, M. Gafoor & Ayesha Sultana, practicing physicians and community activists, Compassionate Care Network (CCN) is a not-for-profit organization that conducts free health screenings around the Chicagoland area and offers access to affordable health care for the uninsured. Currently, CCN serves over 2500 Illinois residents. For a small annual fee, the uninsured enrolled in the network have access to over 120 physicians, 6 medical labs, 13 imaging centers, and other health care services like Dentistry, Optometry, Chiropractic care, Physical Therapy and Podiatry. All network health care providers support the notion of â€œcompassionate careâ€ and voluntarily offer services to the uninsured at discounted rates. For more information please visit www.ccnchicago.com or call 773-776-3600.