LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – It has now been more than 7 years since longtime WHAS11 reporter Chuck Olmstead suddenly passed away but his wife Candy continues to ensure his legacy lives on.
“Chuck Olmstead my husband, died in 2009 from an aneurysm. We had no idea what and aneurysm entailed. I started doing screenings for this community to make sure that no one suffered like my husband,” she said.
With help from a large team of volunteers, the Chuck Olmstead Memorial Fund was able to provide free screenings for stroke and aneurysm risk factors to 184 people Sunday.
“I am overwhelmed again, the community has come out, we are getting donations, it has been a fabulous day and I just want to say I love you Louisville and thank you for the donations with the telethon,” she said.
The screenings included MRIs and corroded artery exams. Candy says the goal is to help identify potential health issues early and to pay forward all the support her family received after Chuck passed away.
“Chuck was on WHAS for over 30 years, everybody in the community loved him, talked to him and Chuck loved everybody so that is why we are doing this, because of the outpouring of love the community showed my family when he passed away,” she said.
If you would like to help provide these screenings, visit chuckolmsteadfund.com.