Heart of the Valley is a KRGV initiative that focuses on a two week period, to go in-depth to illuminate one critical issue, need or cause in order to help make a positive change.
Heart of the Valley: Diabetes
Over the two weeks there will be free testing locations each day at H-E-B, the offices of Dr. Monzer Yazji, South Texas Health System locations and Walmart.
See the interactive map below for dates and locations.
KRGV will air investigative news stories in English on Channel 5 News and in Spanish on Somos el Valle.
On Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. KRGV and our partners will host Together For Our Health at the Mission Events Center. It will be a day of health education, diabetes management, healthy cooking sessions and a kids camp.
On Monday, April 8 from 6:30 - 7 p.m. there will be a half hour program reviewing the two weeks of stories.
Each day during the week, H-E-B and Walmart locations will being offering free screenings from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Dr. Monzer Yazji offices will be offering free screenings from 7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. each weekday.
On March 30 and 31, all H-E-B Pharmacy locations will be administering free screenings from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Mar. 30 and from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Mar. 31.
On Mar. 30, Walmart on 1705 E. Expressway 83 in Peñitas and on 2205 Ruben M. Torres Blvd in Brownsville will offer free screenings from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
On Mar. 31, Walmart on 215 E. Mile 3 Road in Palmhurst and on1126 W. US Highway 77 in San Benito will offer free screenings from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
On Apr. 6, all H-E-B Pharmacy and Walmart Pharmacy locations will offer free screenings from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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