Celebra Hispanic Health Festival Stops in San Antonio; Provides Free Medical Screenings...

Celebra Hispanic Health Festival Stops in San Antonio; Provides Free Medical Screenings for Hispanics

New exhibit boosts HPV and cervical cancer education for Latinas


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San Antonio, TX–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–

ADVISORY for Sunday, May 20

The national Hispanic health campaign, “Celebra La Vida Con Salud” (Celebrate A Healthy Life) stops in San Antonio this weekend. Celebra equips Hispanics with information on illness prevention and health promotion for illnesses disproportionately impacting the Hispanic community. Celebra also offers festival participants free medical screenings for HIV/AIDS, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and BMI.

At the San Antonio festival, Celebra will feature a new HPV and cervical cancer education exhibit sponsored by Merck to educate Latinas about what they can do to prevent these illnesses. The rate of cervical cancer is approximately 50% higher among Hispanic women than non-Hispanic white women in the U.S.

WHAT:

Celebra La Vida Con Salud – National Hispanic Health Campaign and Festival

WHEN:

Sunday, May 20

10:00AM – 4:00PM

WHERE:

San Pedro Park

1315 San Pedro Avenue

San Antonio, TX

WHY:

Hispanics have disproportionately high rates of several major illnesses and diseases, including HIV/AIDS, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and obesity, as well as and some types of cancers, including cervical cancer.

The Celebra health festival addresses these health issues and provides information about national and local consumer resources available to Hispanics in San Antonio. Private, public sector, media and community-based partners and sponsors join together to reach this important population. The leading partner and sponsor of Celebra is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Private partners and sponsors include Terra.com, NikeGO, Merck, CardioChek, OraQuick Advance and the American Red Cross. Local health provider partners include CommuniCare Health Centers, Be Well Center The Community Clinic, RediClinic, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, Baptist Health System, CentroMed and Alamo Health Institute.

More information and materials on the tour and campaign can be found at http://www.celebralavida.com

Celebra Hispanic Health Festival Stops in San Antonio; Provides Free Medical Screenings for Hispanics