BurlCo Health Fest

BurlCo Health Fest Burlington County Freeholders will sponsor its second annual Minority and Multicultural Health Festival: Passport to Health on Saturday, September 11th from noon to 6pm to help improve the health of county residents.

The free event is open to all county residents and will be held at the county’s Human Services Facility, 795 Woodlane Road in Westampton. Activities for children are included.

“Passport to Health is designed to show attendees how they might change their health habits with the help of people and services available in the county,” said Freeholder Dawn Marie Addiego. “We encourage everyone to come out and take advantage of these county services.” Exhibitors and health and human service agency representatives will provide information and encourage people to take a hands-on role in their health. Free vision and dental health screenings will be offered.

Entertainment, including live music, prize drawings, storytelling, origami, face painting, martial arts demonstrations and hip hop dancing also will be featured.

Addiego noted that African Americans have higher infant death rates and are more affected by heart disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and other conditions than Caucasians. “Studies also show that Hispanics and Native Americans are also more likely to suffer from diabetes and heart disease. We aim to change these statistics,” she said.

For additional information, contact the County Health Department at (609) 265-5548.

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