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Local Churches Host Successful First Ladies Health Day
By Cora Jackson-Fossett, Religion Editor
Published April 11, 2018

John Gremer of Walgreens speaks at First AME Church – L.A. as FAME First Lady Florence Boyd, right, looks on. (Photo Credit: Steven Williams)

Thirty churches in the Los Angeles area participated in the Walgreens-sponsored First Ladies Health Day on April 8, where attendees received free health tests and medical screenings.

During the event, free health tests and medical screenings were provided for the entire family to address preventative illnesses, which disproportionately affect African Americans and Hispanics. Medical healthcare partners from Walgreens and more than 50 health organizations provided medical advice and counseling, as well as screenings for hypertension, HIV/AIDS, glucose, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and certain forms of cancer.

A member of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Pasadena receives a blood pressure screening. (Photo Credit: Steven Williams)

(From left) Tracey Alston, FLHI executive director, a volunteer, and First Lady Juanita Edwards of Pasadena Community Christian Fellowship. (Photo Credit: Steven Williams)

Pastor Mary S. Minor, 2nd from left, of Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church poses with the Health Ministry leaders, from left, Dr. Vanessa Gavin-Headen, Dr. Bill Releford and Trènais Roberts. (Photo Credit: Carla Murphy).

Medical staff assist BKCAME members with health information. (Photo Credit: William Releford)

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