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Health and resource fair for Latino community set for Sept. 20

Feria Latina de Salud y Recursos, a health and resource fair especially for the area’s Latino population, is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cartersville Civic Center.

Presented by Bartow Hispanic Center, who’s fiscal sponsor is The Fund for Philanthropy, and Cartersville Medical Center, the Latin Health & Resource Fair is free of charge and will include valuable health screenings — including blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol testing — as well as dental and vision screenings and helpful resource information from area organizations.

“From childcare and insurance to nutrition and education questions, we will have experts available to speak with attendees and provide guidance,” said Annabel Rodriguez-Romero, event organizer. “We believe this may be the first event of its kind in our area targeted to the Latino community and we’ve been overwhelmed with the number of organizations who have committed support to the event.”

The health fair portion of the day will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. During this time, participants will also be entertained by Grupo Mayagarifuna, Zumba by Michelle Trudeau, Dance Brasil Company and DJ Don Julio. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Tarascos Tacos & Wings, Fruit from Eduardo Quintana, Kona Ice and Bartow Hispanic Center. Onsite interpreters will be provided by Language Link.

At 2 p.m. St. Francis Catholic Church will present a “nationality parade” followed by door prizes at 3 p.m.

For more information about the Latin Health & Resource Fair, contact Rodriguez-Romero at 404-345-2409.

The Bartow Hispanic Center’s goal is to assist Hispanics to overcome challenges so they can be all they can be by offering Hispanics the tools and resources they need — to achieve their fullest potential, ultimately empowering them to become self-sufficient, thrive and integrate into the community. For more information, visit www.bartowhispaniccenter.org.

Cartersville Medical Center is a 112-bed acute care hospital, Chest Pain Center, Certified Primary Stroke Center and Gold Seal Inpatient Diabetes program accredited by the Joint Commission. The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence at The Women’s Center provides mammography services that are gold seal-accredited by the American College of Radiology. The Hope Center, a regional, Commission on Cancer-approved cancer treatment facility, is conveniently located on the hospital campus and provides over 4,000 treatments with over 300 new patients per year from a 10-county region.