WT Inner-City Health Fair Grows with New Partner and Location

Feb. 28, 2019

CONTACT: Dr. Helen Reyes, 806-651-2631, hreyes@wtamu.edu

COPY BY: Brittany Castillo, 806-651-2682, bcastillo@wtamu.edu

WT Inner-City Health Fair Grows with New Partner and Location

 

CANYON, Texas—The biannual WT Inner-City Health Fair hosted by nursing students at West Texas A&M University will be 10 a.m. – noon on Saturday, March 2 at Eastridge Mission Center, 1300 Evergreen Street in Amarillo. This is the eighth year for the spring fair, and the first to collaborate with a new co-host, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT).

LANWT, a nonprofit organization offering legal services such as wills, estates, landlord/tenant cases and community matters to low-income clients, will be providing legal information and an intake clinic to interested applicants in addition to the traditional screenings offered by health professionals at the fair.

In 2011, the inner-city health fair began as an initiative to promote community health among homeless populations. It has since grown into a full-blown operation with health screenings for certain cancers, STDs, HIV, cholesterol and blood pressure as well as providing giveaways such as personal hygiene supplies, a variety of nutritious food items and bikes to be won by participants.

Legal services are the most recent expansion of offerings to the growing citywide event. What began as a health information booth years prior has become an extensive outreach event including more than 30 local vendors and many volunteers expected to serve more than 400 participants this year.

If you would like to make a donation, volunteer or learn more about the Fair, contact Priscella Correa at pcorrea@wtamu.edu or 806-651-2660 for more information.

—WTAMU—


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