2006-03-17 / Community

Free Bus Service To York College Health Event

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks of the Sixth Congressional District announced that complimentarybus service will be provided forresidentswho attend the "Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Black Health Empowerment Tour," a national obesity education and health promotion initiative designed to educate African Americans about the relationship between obesity and chronic health conditions.

The tourwill be heldon Saturday, March 25 at York College, Academic Core Building, 94-20 Guy R. Boulevard, Jamaica, New York from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It willbring together civic leaders, health experts and members of the community to discuss a growing public health crisis. The event is freeand open to the public,and children are welcome to attend.

The interactive format of the community health event will include complimentary nutritious foods, cooking demonstrations, fitness segments, health workshops, and fun activities for kids. A host of exhibitors will provide free health screenings and vital information to attendees on topics such as diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension.

The event will be hosted by Jacque Reid, co-host of the Steve Harvey and Friends Morning Shows and former anchor BET Nightly News. Included among the experts participating in the event will be celebrity chef Lindsey Williams, grandson of Harlem's "queen of soul food;"Dr. Gerald Deas, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center; Kacy Duke, international fitness guru; and nutritionist Rovenia "Dr. Ro" Brock, Ph.D., author of Dr. Ro's Ten Secrets to Livin' Healthy.

This will be the second stop of the 2006 Tour, which is expected to visit other major cities across the country.

For additional information about thisevent or to register call (866) 447-7103 or visit the CBCF website at www. cbc finc.org. To RSVP, for complimentary transportation services to this event please contact the office of Congressman Meeks, District Administrator, Jacqueline McLean at (718) 949-5600.

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