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Contact: Blair Stephenson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CDS Field Day A Success
On Saturday, July 30th, 2016, the Center for Developmental Services (CDS) hosted Family Fun Field day, a free health event for Upstate families sponsored by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System.
Children enjoyed a variety of interactive games, a batting cage, Dippin’ Dots ice cream, and a visit from Jedi Sage Kaden, in addition to receiving free health screenings and information about services in the community. The Bon Secours St. Francis Mobile Mammo Coach, the Infection Control and Wellness Outreach teams, and the Bon Secours St. Francis Dental Unit Community Ministries Staff provided free education, educational materials, and screenings to families. One health focus included oral health which emphasized the importance of caring for teeth from an early age.
Bon Secours St. Francis dentists and staff utilized puppets to demonstrate proper dental hygiene. Lori Center, Bon Secours St. Francis Director of Community Ministries said, “It is a privilege for Bon Secours St. Francis Health System to not only sponsor the CDS Field Day but to be a partner with CDS in providing families with the necessary resources to teach good dental hygiene. It is our desire to take the mobile dental unit out every week to serve the greater Greenville community and be good help to those in need.”
Participating vendors included: Thrive Upstate, Family Connection of SC, SC Vocational Rehab, Bricks 4 Kidz, and Carolina Dance Collaborative. Special thanks to the Greenville Police Department, City of Greenville Fire Department, and volunteers from the United Way and Greenville County Schools for helping with the event.
CDS is the largest multi-disciplinary treatment facility in the Upstate for children with disabilities and developmental delays. In one location, children receive services in therapy, diagnosis, school placement, day care needs for the medically fragile, and a family support network. The partnership is comprised of Clarity; Family Connection of SC; the Preschool Special Education Program of Greenville County Schools; KidVentures of Thrive Upstate (formerly the Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs Board); and four programs of the Greenville Health System: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Kidnetics, The Wonder Center, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. CDS and its partners serve over 6,000 children and their families each year on property donated by the First Presbyterian Church at 29 North Academy Street in Greenville. For more information about CDS or its partners, visit www.cdservices.org.