Health Fair Raises Awareness

By: Liza Park
By: Liza Park

People from the community could participate in the health fair free of charge.

Health care providers screened participants for vision problems, high blood pressure, cholesterol concerns and signs of various types of cancer.

The "Sisters Alive" organization sponsors this health fair twice a year.

"We are an African-American survivor team, cancer survivor group of women to educate the community. So we wrote a grant and American Cancer Society provided the funds for this," says organizer Cynthia Seaborn.

"It lets a person know where their body is at a snapshot and whether they should see a doctor or not. Sometimes people don't realize they do need to see a doctor," says Elijah Lucas, a participant in the fair.

Participants at this health fair were also treated to some massage therapy.

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