Ziks & Wright Dunbar 2019 Community Celebration

Keynote Speaker, Retired Army Colonel Gregory D. Gadson
Free Kidney Screenings by National Kidney Foundation
Dayton, Ohio–ZIKS Family Pharmacy, a full-service pharmacy, home medical equipment supplier and home health care provider, will host the public in collaboration with Premier Health|Miami Valley Hospital, the National Kidney Foundation, local physicians, and healthcare professionals for the annual ZIKS & Wright Dunbar Community Day event. The Community Celebration and Health Fair will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the ZIKS Wright Dunbar location–1130 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402. The pharmacy will collaborate again with Wright Dunbar, Inc. for the Dayton Region’s WALK OF FAME|WALK THE WALK, where new inductees will be announced.
Free kidney screenings are available from 12 Noon to 5pm next door to ZIKS Pharmacy in the Wright Dunbar Conference Center at 1100 W. Third Street, on the corner of Williams and Third Street.
All members of the community are welcome to enjoy live music, food, and children’s activities, along with physician speakers, complimentary health screenings, and a keynote speech by retired Colonel Gregory D. Gadson.
A Chesapeake, Virginia native, Colonel Gadson served our nation for 26 years as a career Army officer. Col. Gadson’s life is a portrait of courage in the face of great adversity. In May 2007, as commander of the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, Col. Gadson’s greatest challenge came in Iraq, where an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack cost him both legs above the knees and normal use of his right arm and hand. Despite this, Gadson remained on active duty in the Army and continued to inspire many with his message of courage, perseverance, determination and teamwork. Refusing to be defined by the proverbial “hail of bullets,” he has since drawn upon the lessons of Pride, Poise and Team, learned as a West Point linebacker, and applied them to his life, career and family. A press conference with Colonel Gadson is scheduled for 1:00pm inside ZIKS Pharmacy during the event.
The foundation of the ZIKS Family Pharmacy and Wright Dunbar Inc. Community Celebration is to provide an opportunity for residents to access qualified health care professionals, with a focus on chronic disease prevention and management.