Health And Environmental Awareness Fair
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Saturday, September 14th, 2002
10:00AM to 5:00PM
East 101st Street
(Between Lexington & Park Avenues)

West Harlem Environmental Action (WEACT) in partnership with The Children's Aid Society and East Harlem Center Parent Group presents the WEACT Health and Environmental Awareness Fair on Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at East 101st Streets between Lexington and Park Avenues. Admission is free and open to people of all ages.

"The purpose of this fair is to bring people together to learn about environmental hazards that can affect their health or contribute to existing health problems," says Basilia Gomez, Community Health Promotion Coordinator for WEACT.

This year's event will feature workshops on asthma, lead poisoning, nutrition, immunization, teen self-esteem and other pertinent health topics affecting Upper Manhattan communities. Attendees will also be able to browse various informational tables that address an array of health concerns ranging from environmental protection and healthy homes to diabetes, high blood pressure and more. Mobile units, including DentCare, Metropolitan Asthma Van and Community Premier Plus, will be on hand to provide free screenings and information. And in the spirit of a true street fair, there will be games and face painting for children, live musical acts and free give-aways.

Says Gomez, "Through this fair we hope to inform people about the environmental problems plaguing our neighborhoods, and encourage them to be more proactive around health issues and community organizing."

West Harlem Environmental Action is a non-profit community-based organization working to improve environmental protection, safeguard public health, and secure environmental justice on the predominately African-American and Latino communities of East, Central and West Harlem and Washington Heights in New York City.

The Children's Aid Society, one of the country's oldest and largest non-sectarian child and family welfare agencies, serves over 120,000 New York City children annually with support and opportunities needed to help youth become a healthy and successful adults.

Join us at East 101st Street on September 14th, 2002!

For more information, please contact the following:

R. Basilia Gomez
Community Health Promotion Coordinator
West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT)
271 West 125th Street, Suite 308
New York, New York 10027
Tel.: (212) 961-1000, ext. 317
Fax: (212) 961-1015

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