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Binational Health Fair set for Oct. 19

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The Sonoma Valley Binational Health Week Fair led by La Luz Center in collaboration with Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, Sonoma Valley Hospital, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Valley Health Roundtable-Diabetes Committee will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19. Sonoma Valley will host on of dozens of health fairs taking place across towns and cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and other Latin American countries.

The Sonoma Valley Binational Health Week Fair is a free community-based event initiated by the Mexican Consulates in the United States. It seeks to provide health services and information to underserved communities. Valley residents will have the chance to learn about and benefit from health services offed by local and county medical providers and education organizations.

This event includes medical screenings, health care referrals and cultural-linguistic conducted health education activities/forums.

The Sonoma Valley Binational Health Week Fair is part of the Binational Health Week, a trans-national mobilization that works with grassroots organizations to provide health services and information to underserved populations across the Americas. La Luz Center is a nonprofit organization located in the Springs, with a mission to empower the community through education, leadership and self-advocacy.

The Sonoma Valley Binational Health Week Fair will take place Saturday Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Sonoma Valley in Maxwell Park, located at 100 Verano Ave. in Sonoma.

For additional information about the event, call La Luz at 938-5131, ext. 106, visit laluzcenter.org or “like” it on Facebook.

For information about the national health fair program, visit binationalhealthweek.com.