On Saturday-22-February Holy Name Medical Center held their 2nd annual Black History Festival and Health Fair. This offer offered information, and screening, that covered a variety of health services. Attendees could be tested to find out about their blood pressure, bone density, diabetes risk, and other medical conditions that may affect them. Information was also available to learn more about emergency services, cancer support, rehabilitation medicine, and a CPR demonstration. A large number of community organizations were on hand to explain what they do and how they can be helpful to those in need of their services. Some of these groups focus on health and issues, like the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, The Bergen Family Center, and the partnership of Maternal Child Health. Other offered support such as Mocha Moms Inc, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Local chapters of college sororities , the Teaneck Public Library, and others. The Shoprite of Hackensack gave cooking demonstration on how to make heath and enjoyable dining options.
A number of table were set-up to provide games and crafts for the younger student who attended. Entertainment was provided by The New York City Love and Soul Band to open the festival. And the Teaneck High School Terpsichoreans dance company. Throughout the entire festival conference room were opened to have Doctors speak on a number of different diseases that may affect the population. This allowed people to hear about diagnosis treatment of these diseases. Also Doctors were available to speak to people in private.
Midway into the event Congressmen Josh Gottheimer join the celebration and took the time to talk with about Medical professional and those who have the need for treatment. Congressmen Gottheimer was also available to take a quick lesion administering CPR to a victim.