AIM Laboratories, a locally owned and operated diagnostics lab that has performed more than 500,000 COVID-19 tests in the St. Louis region to date, announced a new community outreach program at the National Night Out in Barrett Brothers Park near the intersection of Goodfellow Boulevard in North St. Louis. AIM Labs also provided free COVID-19 antibody tests at the event.
“I believe that increased access to lab testing is one of the foundations of healthier communities,” said Sonny Naqvi, CEO of AIM Labs. “COVID-19 has demonstrated how important lab testing is to overall health and wellness. That’s why we are investing more resources in education, awareness and lab testing services in underserved areas of St. Louis called MyAIM Health.”
Naqvi, along with his wife Sofi, who is COO for AIM Labs, talked with Mayor Tishauara Jones and other community leaders at the event about ways to improve community health through enhanced testing. AIM Labs also announced the appointment of Donnell “Malik” Sims as head of Community Outreach. Sims, who has deep connections with organizations who serve communities of color in the region, will work with area leaders to help educate, promote, and facilitate increased access to testing.
“I am tremendously excited to be a part of the AIM team and the MyAIM Health initiative. “I am looking forward to engaging with our leaders and community on a consistent basis.”
For more information about how AIM Labs is serving the community, go to: https://aimlaboratories.com/community.