DMU helping with physicals for kids

July 6, 2010 —

Every year DMU students and staff provide hours upon hours of community service, including many free physicals for school children.

DMU hosted a free physical fair earlier this spring and will host another in August of 2011. If you missed the one on campus, check out the Shalom Zone Health Fair on August 10, 2010, 1-7 p.m. at Casady School, 1801 16th St. in Des Moines. The event is free and includes school physicals with immunizations, vision & dental screenings, information about health insurance and even some school supplies. Kids must be accompanied by an adult and they must be checked in before 6 p.m. The DMU team will be seeing patients 4-7 p.m. that day.

Please feel free to spread the word to any families who might benefit.

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.