“¡Hola! Arkansas Health & Safety Fair” to provide free immunizations and blood drive

LITTLE ROCK, AR — On Saturday, August 27, 2005 sponsors and exhibitors are invited to set up booths offering free information & health screenings celebrating the Kick Off of the “National Preparedness Month” at the “¡Hola! Arkansas Health & Safety Fair.”

The 2nd Annual event will focus in providing Hispanic & Latino Families with effective preparedness and information to live a Safer and Healthier life in Arkansas. “We are expecting that hundreds of Hispanic families will gather to learn what Arkansas has to offer in health, safety, disaster and emergency, ” said Maura Lozano-Yancy, ¡Hola! Arkansas President & Group Publisher.

Families will received free immunizations, free health screenings, participate hands-on experience of the use of proper car seats and seatbelts; they will have the opportunity to register their children at the “Morgan Nick Photo ID Program” and learn to escape the dangers of fire at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Fire House.

Lozano-Yancy, added, “we’ll be giving away, car seats donated by our sponsors and for the first time, the American Red Cross will participate with a blood drive organized and sponsored by ¡Hola! Arkansas aimed to educate the Hispanic community about the importance of giving and receiving blood, the give of life.”

Participants will also enjoy gift certificates, live music and authentic Mexican food.

Judy Smith, Director of the Arkansas Minority Health commission said, “the 2nd Annual “¡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.”

This year’s ¡Hola! Arkansas Health & Safety Fair is presented by the Arkansas Minority Health Commission and sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Health, American Red Cross, River Market, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Today’s THV, KABF 88.3, the Jefferson Comprehensive Care System, and the Mountain Valley Spring /New Age Distributing, the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, and the Center for Healing Hearts and Spirits.

For additional information or to participate with services and a both, call: Michael Yancy at (501) 779-4405. Sponsors will enjoy the unique opportunity of being recognized by their community involvement by the Arkansas Hispanic Community. Visit ¡Hola! Arkansas ‘ON LINE’ on the web at www.Hola-Arkansas.com or by e-mail, publisher@hola-arkansas.com.

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