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Special Olympics Health, made possible by the Golisano Foundation, and in the United States in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is creating a world where people with intellectual disabilities have every opportunity to be healthy.
2019 Healthy Athletes Volunteers
In 1997, Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® began offering free health screenings and education to Special Olympics athletes in a welcoming, fun environment. Since then, we have delivered over 2 million free health screenings and trained more than 260,000 health professionals and students to treat people with intellectual disabilities. These providers take these skills back to their practices and provide higher quality health care to people with ID – not just Special Olympics athletes – in their communities.
2019 Volunteer Opportunities:
Health Promotion Holiday Classic Volunteers: Register here
• Health Promotion, Healthy lifestyles: Nutritionists, Public Health educators, and nurses screen for bone density, blood pressure, and BMI, also address nutrition and general health issues such as smoking, sun safety, and healthy eating
Opening Eyes Holiday Classic Volunteers: Register here
• Opening Eyes, Vision: Screenings provide comprehensive eye assessments, prescription eyewear, sunglasses and sports goggles.
State Summer Games Healthy Athletes: Stay tuned for next year’s registration
The Healthy Athletes volunteer opportunities are specifically for volunteers who plan to volunteer in a Special Olympics Healthy Athletes capacity (health screenings, health promotion, shoe fittings, etc.). If you need clarification or direction, contact Rebecca R. at firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE registering to volunteer.