|By PR Newswire||
|September 27, 2012 10:46 AM EDT||
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 12% of residents of Alexandria and the surrounding area uninsured, Alfred Street Baptist Church is offering provide free health screenings, flu shots and Q&A with physicians this Saturday from 9 AM – 2 PM.
The 2012 Annual Community Health Fair will provide the community with hundreds of free health screenings and 16 health presentations followed by Q&A with physician specialists ranging from cancer to weight loss. Participants will also have a chance to win great raffle prizes including an iPad, Kindle, autographed footballs and more. A Wii exercise bus will be available for the children.
Health areas to be addressed through presentations and Q&A include prostate/breast/colon cancers, diabetes, OB/GYN, cardiovascular/stroke, dermatology, allergy, chiropractic and weight loss. Health screenings include blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, dental, HIV/AIDS, BMI, hearing, vision and flu shots. Interactive demonstrations include reflexology, self defense, yoga, dance, aerobic exercise, and chair massage. Over 15 doctors and 30 organizations will donate their time in support of Alfred Street's health and wellness mission.
Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley shares, "We support and believe in healing the body, healing the soul, and being born again. We welcome all to attend this weekend's annual community health fair as we continue to demonstrate this belief by serving our brothers and sisters. We pray that this inspires all to take charge of their health and respect their bodies as the temples that God created."
The Community Health Fair occurs on the same day as a new visionary program launched by Pastor Wesley, Feed the 5,000 Project whereby thousands will be fed just as Jesus fed the multitudes with five loaves of bread and two fish. On September 29th, Alfred Street Baptist Church will touch thousands upon thousands in our community in support of better health.
Deacon Lawrence Clark
Alfred St. Baptist Church
SOURCE Alfred Street Baptist Church