Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Dozens of health professionals and organizations from around the Lowcountry will offer health education, screenings, and other services to Charleston and surrounding area residents in February during the Annual Delma M. Woods and Aleta McLeod-Bryant Health and Wellness Fair. The health fair, sponsored by the Tri-County Black Nurses Association and committed health organizations will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Arthur Christopher City Gymnasium, 265 Fishbourne Street, Charleston from 9 a.m.-3pm.
The theme of this year’s fair is "Your Health is Your Wealth." The purpose of the annual health fair is to allow individuals to become more attuned to their health care and that of their families. Organizers of this year’s health fair want to increase awareness among Lowcountry families and encourage participants to understand that the wealthiest thing you will ever own is good health.
The event has something for everyone. Free screenings will be provided to check the following: blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, vision, dental, sickle cell anemia, height/weight, body mass index (BMI), and prostate (PSA).
MUSC’s Hollings Cancer Center, Mobile Cancer Screening Unit will be on-site to provide digital mammography screenings for women age 40 and older.
To schedule an appointment, please call Outreach Services at 843-792-0878
The mission of Tri-County Black Nurses Association (TCBNA) is to provide a forum for collective action by African-American nurses to investigate, define and determine what the health care needs of African-Americans are and to implement change to make available to African-Americans and other minorities, health care commensurate with that of the larger society. TCBNA is an affiliate of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA). Based in Charleston, TCBNA was the first chapter organized within the state of South Carolina.
In addition to offering health care interventions for communities the organization also offers scholarships to active nursing students to help continue their education. For more information, please contact the Tri-County Black Nurses Association at 843.818.8807.