Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Past Event: Health Fair at Bait-ur-Rahman Mosque

This past Saturday, April 9th, AAHI partnered with the Bait-ur-Rahman Mosque in Silver Spring to host a Muslim women health fair. The health fair was one part of a weekend long sports tournament held at the Mosque. The nature of the even was to promote fitness and wellness and as result, the health fair was a great success! The community greatly benefited from the various screenings and health education provided by the vendors. Participants had the opportunity to receive bone density screenings, skin analysis screening, blood pressure and body mass index analysis. Participants were educated on various topics including cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, nutrition, wellness and much more!

In addition there was a wonderful presentation provided by a community physician on the topics of breast cancer and osteoporosis. The comprehensive lectures provided an overview of the health concerns, risk factors, symptoms, treatment and prevention. The community had the opportunity to soak in this information and educate their family and friends. To wrap-up the event, there was an interactive tai-chi demonstration to help educate women on the important of strengthening their bones.

The health fair had quite a turnout, there were over 200 participants! We want to sincerely thank all of our vendors for participating and continuing to support AAHI. In addition, we would like to thank our Health Promoters for continuously doing an amazing job and the Mosque and community volunteers for welcoming this health fair!

As this was an all women's event, the participants were not wearing their headscarves. To remain culturally sensitive, there are no pictures of the event.

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