Lost in the tumult of last week’s shutout against Buffalo was the Redskins’ military health screening event last Saturday at FedEx Field.
The Redskins’ Charitable Foundation, which consistently does good work, and some of its corporate partners offered free health screenings to veterans with hopes of helping them combat chronic diseases.
The event featured free cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, lung-function and other health screenings. Health educators also were available to discuss test results in a one-on-one setting.
Former Redskins linebacker Ken Harvey attended the event. His wife was in the Navy for four years.
“I saw so many military fathers attend [the] event with their children and they are participating in the free health screenings together,” Harvey said. “This event gives military fathers the opportunity to be proactive about their health and enables them to be positive role models for their children.”