Cancer Support Community North Texas

15th Annual Hispanic Wellness Fair

Jul 20

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Cancer Support Community North Texas will be participating in the 15th annual Hispanic wellness fair at the Will Rogers Memorial Center on August 3rd.

The purpose of the Hispanic Wellness Fair is to provide free health education and services. In 1998, the City of Fort Worth community assessment revealed several factors impacting the health of Hispanics. Limited access to health care due to lack of health insurance, chronic diseases, lack of transportation, no telephones, language barriers, and lower levels of education were contributing factors for the deficient state of health among Hispanics in Fort Worth.

The Fair targets the Hispanic community but is open to everyone in need of healthcare services and education. Educational materials are also provided on a variety of health topics. The Fair grows larger every year with 8,000 to 10,000 attendees annually and more expected this year. Screenings include:

Immunizations for children • Blood pressure checks • Body fat analysis • Cardiovascular education • Cholesterol screenings • Child safety information • Dental screenings • Depression screenings • Diabetes screenings • HIV/AIDS screenings • Mammograms and cancer• AAscreenings • Medical consultations • Nutrition education • Parenting information • Respiratory screenings • Stroke information • Vision screenings

New Services:

Here are some of the new services that will be provided at the fair.

  • Hearing Test for 17 & older provided by Pleasant Ridge Internal Medicine
  • Vision screening for adults provided by Community Eye Clinic
  • Ask a Pharmacist provided by ReCept Pharmacy
  • Healthy Cooking Demonstrations provided by American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association
  • Exercise Demonstrations provided by YMCA

 

Schedule for the day:

  • 8:30 a.m. Short program emceed by City of Fort Worth Councilman Sal Espino. We encourage you to join us. If you would like to attend, you will have access to enter the exhibit hall before opening the doors to the public.
  • 9:00 a.m. Doors open to the Fair
  • Lunch is from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. Event closes

For more information go to HispanicWellnessCoalition.org.