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News Release

Concord Health Fair Targets Monument Corridor Residents


For Immediate Release
September 16, 2005
CONTACT: Leslye Asera, Community Relations Manager
925-671-3272
lasera@ci.concord.ca.us

Concord - (September 16, 2005) The fifth annual Monument Community Health Fair takes place Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Meadow Homes Park, Detroit Avenue and Sunshine Drive in Concord.

This community-based, multi-agency event will provide free health screenings and information about health services to residents of the Monument corridor, many of whom do not have access to health care.

Free health screenings will be provided for glucose, cholesterol, cardiology, asthma, vision, dental, blood pressure, prostate cancer, and bone density for seniors.

The fair will accommodate both English and Spanish-speaking residents. Children's activities will be provided. Kaiser Permanente will host a Viva Bien Variety Show featuring its award-winning Educational Theater Program, healthy cooking demonstrations and an audience participation quiz show with prizes.

The event is presented by the Monument Community Partnership and sponsored by the city of Concord, Contra Costa County Health Services, John Muir/Mt. Diablo Health System, Kaiser Permanente, La Clinica Monument, American Cancer Society, STAND! Against Domestic Violence, Firedoll Foundation, and the California-Mexico Health Initiative. The event is supported by local nonprofit agencies, organizations and businesses.

For information call Concord Recreation Program Coordinator Raquel Diaz at 925-671-3494.

Attention Calendar Editors:

What:

Monument Community Health Fair

When:

Saturday, October 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:

Meadow Homes Park, Detroit Avenue & Sunshine Drive, Concord

Cost:

No cost

Program:

Free health screenings and information tables. Healthy cooking demonstrations, educational skits, activities for children.

Presented By:

Monument Community Partnership

Sponsored By:

City of Concord, Contra Costa County Health Services, John Muir/Mt. Diablo Health System, Kaiser Permanente, La Clinica Monument, American Cancer Society, STAND! Against Domestic Violence, Firedoll Foundation, and the California-Mexico Health Initiative

Information:

City of Concord Web site, www.cityofconcord.org or contact Concord Recreation Program Coordinator Raquel Diaz 925-671-3494.


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