Free screenings available at church’s Community Day
Winston-Salem State University Nurses Alumni Organization will be among the partners at the July 27 community day event from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Morning Star Baptist Church, 1400 Fitch St.
Hundreds of people of all ages are expected to attend the free event. More than 30 exhibitors and vendors will offer a vast array of free services including health screenings, diet/nutrition advice, games and job/career guidance. There will also be free food and free nonperishable groceries, zumba, gospel aerobics, clothing giveaway, a bicycle giveaway, games and other fun family activities.
“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with various organizations throughout the City of Winston- Salem in giving a message of hope to those in our community, signifying that we care and they matter,” said Dennis Leach Sr., pastor of Morning Star.
The WSSU Rams Know H.O.W. (Healthcare on Wheels) mobile clinic will offer free body-mass index assessments, diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings and preventive health education. The 40-foot rolling health facility was designed to serve uninsured and underserved residents of Winston-Salem.
“The WSSU Nurses Alumni Organization is pleased to assist with providing screenings and give away free groceries. This is part of our mission to provide ,” said WSSU Nurses Alumni Organization president Sharon Gregg Correll.
Other event partners include the Triad Association of Black Journalists (TABJ) and the City of Winston-Salem.
“More than anything, this event is about wellness, fun and strengthening families, whether it’s through nutrition and diabetes counseling, career or spiritual guidance or learning to speak another language (Spanish or English). It’s about helping entire families to advance in the Piedmont Triad with good health, mind, spirit and careers,” said Kerry Charles, Triad Association of Black Journalists president. “We are thrilled to be a part of this event.”