8th annual “¡Hola! Arkansas Health & Safety Fair” to offer free health screenings, lunch and live music

LITTLE ROCK, AR -- On Saturday, April 30, 2011, sponsors and exhibitors will be offering free information and free health screenings while celebrating “Cinco de Mayo” at the 8th Annual of the ¡Hola! Arkansas Health & Safety Fair ” at the College Station Clinic and City Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


“This year’s annual event will be a step up, like no other. We are expecting that hundreds of families will gather to learn what Arkansas has to offer in health, safety, disaster and emergency, ” said Maura Lozano-Yancy, president of ¡Hola! Arkansas.


The 8th annual event will focus in providing Hispanic and African American families with effective preparedness, free health services and information promoting a safer and healthier life in Arkansas. Several doctors, dentists and nurses will be providing free check-ups and dental services.


Lozano-Yancy, added, “children will enjoy, free rides like the ‘jump gym,’ games and ice cream from Blue Bell and hot dogs and hamburgers provided by Linn’s Auto at the ¡Hola! KIDZONE.”


“Families will enjoy free healthy food, free health screenings, while listening to Mexican DJ, Rodolfo “La Sombra,” Mexican Folklore Ballet Laurita Castillo, EL “El Don del Reggaeton from Panama,” and Bongo Willie said Lozano-Yancy.


“Anyone participating in health screenings will be provided with free lunch and free soft drinks,” said Freeman McKindra interim director of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission.


“The American Red Cross will participate with a blood drive aimed to educate the community about the importance of giving and receiving blood, the give of life,” said Alan Gibson, Disaster Public Affairs for the American Red Cross – Ozarks said.


Idonia Trotter Arkansas Minority Health Commission Executive director said, “the 8th Annual of the “¡Hola! Arkansas Health & Safety Fair” we’ll be offering opportunities to learn more about ways Arkansas Hispanic and minority families can prepare for an emergency and become better aware of health prevention programs that may impact our communities. The goal of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission is to bridge the gap in the health status of the minority population.”


The 8th annual of the ¡Hola! Arkansas Health & Safety Fair is organized by ¡Hola! Arkansas and presented by the Arkansas Minority Health Commission. The event is sponsored by the Arkansas Health Networks, Jefferson Comprehensive Care System, Arora, Today’s THV, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, DHS-Services for the Blind, DHS- Special Nutrition programs, Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Arkansas Department of Health - Southwest Clinic, Central Arkansas Veterans Health System (CAVHS), Governor Mike Beebe- Minority Affairs Office, American Red Cross, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, New Age Distributing (Mountain Valley Spring -7UP-SunKist), Reddy Ice, Arkansas Human Development Corporation, Arkansas National Guard, Ocean Dental, Arkansas Aids Foundation, Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation, UAMS - University of Arkansas for Medical Science, Laura Castillo Arkansas Hispanic Youth Soccer Association, Blue Bell Creameries, Linn’s Auto, PartyGras, Geyer Springs Chiropractic, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shields, Arkansas DMC, Arkansas Disability Right Center, Innovex, QualChoice, College Station Clinic and City Center and many more.


For additional information or to participate with services and a both, call: (501) 771-5007 or visit ¡Hola! Arkansas ‘ON LINE’ on the web at http://www.Hola-Arkansas.com or by e-mail, [email protected]


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