2011-07-22 / Community

Weeklong Health Fair Coming In August

New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. announced that he will host his second free health fair of the year, the Far Rockaway rendition of the Mary Mahoney Health Fair, in Far Rockaway’s Thriftway Mall, the first week of August.

The fair will take place daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from August 1 through August 5, and will feature free advice, literature and hand-outs from groups like the NYC Department of Health, Peninsula and St. John’s Hospitals, the Addabbo Health Center, the AIDS Center of Queens County, the NY State Nurses Association, the Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation, among others.

“Our community is plagued by obesity, high blood pressure, risks of cancer and heart disease, and just general health concerns that every small community faces,” said Sanders. “The more exposure to medical advice, consultation and literature we can provide, the better off we’ll all be, as a community and as a society.”

The previous Mary Mahoney Health Fair in Laurelton, Queens brought out more than 150 residents in a single day. The Councilman hopes the weeklong event will again bring people who need medical care or advice out to the Rockaways. For more information, please contact the Councilman’s district office at 718-471-7014.

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