ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- It can be hard for women to know where to begin when it comes to health care and sometimes money can stand in the way, so Senator Stadelman is working to provide a way for women to receive the services they need at his third annual Women's Wellness Fair.
This event offered more than 30 free health services and screenings for women to take advantage of all in one location. Women could obtain referrals for free mammograms and cervical cancer screenings, vaccinations for the flu, pneumonia, shingles and much more. Senator Stadelman said the goal of this event is to help diagnose any potential problems early, which can lead to a better treatment, which then can lead to a happy and healthier life.
"It can be very difficult to try to figure out who to talk to and where to go, so if we can provide that information in this type of setting I think people are really appreciative of that. They are at their disposal, they can ask questions, I think people like the idea that they can get some help in what can be a very complicated subject of trying to get healthcare," says 34th District, Senator Steve Stadelman.
Senator Stadelman said, "I believe very strongly that a woman's ability to pay should never stand in the way of her receiving basic health care--especially preventative care."