Hola! Arkansas to celebrate 10th Annual “Cinco de Mayo” Health & Safety Fair

Saturday, May 4, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Arkansas will be celebrating health and the Mexican culture this “Cinco de Mayo” on Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

With the help of sponsors and exhibitors offering free information, free health screenings and free food while dancing to Mexican tunes at the 10th Annual ¡Hola! Arkansas Health & Safety Fair at the College Station Clinic and City Center on 4206 Frasier Pike, 1 mile from the Little Rock Airport.

“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 while everyone enjoys and celebrate “Cinco de Mayo,” the Mexican culture, food and music,” said Maura Lozano-Yancy, publisher of ¡Hola! Arkansas.

The 10th annual event will focus again in providing Hispanic and African American families with effective preparedness, health services, food and information promoting a safer and healthier life in Arkansas.

¡Hola! Arkansas Health & Safety Fair is organized by ¡Hola! Arkansas as a free community service.

Medical services will be provided by a team of physicians and medical assistants from Jefferson Comprehensive Care System - College Station Clinic and its HIV Mobile, Baptist Health, Arkansas Central Chiropractic, Healthy Smiles, and the Arkansas Department of Health (DHS) - Southwest Clinic among others.

Lozano-Yancy, added, “children will enjoy this year’s a very active ¡Hola! KIDZONE which includes free rides and several ‘Bouncers.’ There will be also ice cream from Blue Bell, hot dogs. Mexican food, Mountain Valley Spring Water and Coleman Dairy products.

“Families will enjoy Mexican DJ, Rodolfo “Universo Musical,” Mexican Folklore Ballet Laurita Castillo, Mariachi ‘America’ and the locally famous Kaskarita Clown” said Lozano-Yancy.

“Anyone participating in health screenings will be provided with free lunch, ice cream and free beverages,” said Lozano-Yancy.

“The 10th Annual of the ¡Hola! Arkansas Health & Safety Fair will 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,” said Lozano-Yancy.

The free community event is sponsored by Jefferson Comprehensive Care System (JCCSI). Co-Sponsors include, UAMS CDA Center for Diversity Affairs, Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), Mexican Consulate in Little Rock with the ‘Ventanillas de Salud” Program, SOS-UAPB, Arkansas Department of Health (DHS) - Southwest Clinic, Arkansas National Guard (ANG), Personal Injury Consultants, Blue Bell Creameries, La Que Buena 1380AM, Today’s THV, Linn’s Auto, Pawnderosa Pawn, PartyGras, Coleman Dairy, New Age Distributing (Mountain Valley Spring Water-7UP-SunKist), FritoLay, Reddy Ice, College Station Clinic and City Center.
There will be over 30 exhibitors and medical services available to answers questions and to provide educational information, those participating are, Baptitst Health, AARP, HIPPY Program, ADH-ConnectCare, ADH- Nutrition Program, DHS/DDS Children’s Services, DHS-Developmental Disabilities, DHS- Child Care Education, Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation, Arkansas Human Development Corporation, Healthy Smiles, UAMS-Hispanic outreach (Esperanza y Vida), Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Disability Right Center, Veterans Affairs Regional Office, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Science, Arkansas Relay Services, UAMS Partners for Inclusive Communities Living with Sickle Cell Program, Arkansas State Insurance Department SHIIP, Pathfinder, American Lung Cancer Association, Coalition for a Tobacco Free Arkansas, Arkansas BlueCross BlueShields, Arora, Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled (AEDD), New York Life Insurance,Governor Mike Beebe- Minority Affairs Office and the Arkansas Forestry Commission among others.

¡Hola! Arkansas Health & Safety Fair is a smoke free community event.

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