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Annapolis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta holds annual health fair

C. Lisa Johnson | 3/28/2014, 6 a.m.
The Annapolis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. held the fifth annual health fair at St. Philip’s Episcopal ...
The Unique Ladies Association of Anambra State, Nigeria offered free blood pressure screening. Lawrence Kimble

— The Annapolis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. held the fifth annual health fair at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Annapolis on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

The Annapolis Alumnae Chapter sponsored this year’s event along with The Unique Ladies and St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Woman’s group. The health fair offered presentations on men’s and women’s health, teens, and mental health.

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Zumba fitness class

Doctors from Baltimore Washington Hospital center were on hand to provide free health screenings and health information. They included urologist Dr. Robert Hanley,; gastroenterologist Dr. Kenolisa, OBGYN Dr. Deborah Hardy and Dr. Cornelious Musara who offered free breast screenings.

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L-r: Dr. Nnemdi Baird; Dr. Valeriani Bead; Carolyn Campbell-Flowe; and Dr. James Ballard held a Q and A segment to start the heath fair.

The free screenings included blood pressure check, cholesterol check, breast exams, and massages. The Anne Arundel County Health department was on hand and offered free health pamphlets to all. The basement of the church was transformed into a gym for the day and Zumba, belly dancing and kids fitness activities were offered to participants.

Chapter President Hattie Penn said the health fair is an educational and interactive event designed for outreach to provide basic preventive measures and medical screening to people in the community.