Ollie Johnson Memorial I-95 Health Fair
In the 28th year of the Canzater Classic weekend, the Ollie Johnson Memorial I-95 Health Fair continues to be one of the most popular events. The I-95 Corridor Health Fair was renamed in honor of Ollie Johnson in 2010, to memorialize one of the Canzater Classic's founders and biggest advocates. We continue to honor his legacy by providing free screenings and information from pharmaceutical representatives and health care professionals that can help residents along the I-95 corridor lead healthier lives.
This corridor has been called "the buckle on the stroke belt," and is home to one of the nation's highest rates of prostate cancer deaths among black males, extraordinarily high rates of amputations due to late detection of diabetes and many other chronic conditions. Access to health care is a real challenge for many of those who live along the I-95 corridor. These rural communities have economic, educational and employment challenges.
For the past thirteen years, this health fair has been offered to local residents at no charge, and it has served thousands of people who may not have otherwise received health care services. We are thankful for the generous donations that make this event possible and that have helped make a difference in the health and well-being of this entire region.