Richmond residents looking to get up to speed on the latest and greatest health info and resources will have the opportunity at the “8th Annual Community Health Fair” this week.
Hosted by the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 684 Juliga Woods Street, Richmond, the free, family friendly fair will kick off from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.
The annual fair aims to raise awareness about key health and community issues via info booths and free health screenings provided by LifeLong Medical Care, which will provide blood pressure and glucose tests.
“There are so many health ailments in our community,” said Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Clerk and Health Ministry Leader Patricia Lewis. “We wanted to get that info out and share it with the community.”
Lewis added that church leader Reverend Dr. Alvin C. Bernstine is a “progressive” preacher who is committed to sharing the fair’s health resources not only with his congregation, but also with the community at large.
Some of the vendors joining LifeLong Medical Care with info booths will be the American Heart Association, Covered California, Donor Network West, NAACP, Richmond Farmer’s Market and Steve’s Mobile Bookstore—to name a few.
Archie’s S&Q Smoked and BBQ Meats will be on hand to offer up good eats, while the event’s lineup of entertainment will include BMBC’s Music, Worship and Fine Arts Ministry, the KP Project featuring vocalist Willie G, The Richmond First Class Line Dancers and more.
A Solcar ChuChu train ride, a bounce house, fire truck and other engaging delights for the littles will also add to the day’s activities.
According to Lewis, radio station KPFA 94.1 FM will be recording the event’s health care happenings, as they did last year.
What: Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church’s “8th Annual Community Health Fair.”
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.
Where: Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 684 Juliga Woods Street, Richmond.