SEVENTH ANNUAL HISPANIC WELLNESS FAIR SCHEDULED FOR AUG. 6, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

July 1, 2005

Bilingual volunteers are needed for the seventh annual Hispanic Wellness Fair, scheduled for Saturday, August 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Amon Carter Exhibits Hall, Will Rogers Memorial Complex.

Volunteers fluent in both English and Spanish are needed at the wellness fair to assist with some of the screening services. Volunteers are also needed to hand out packages, fill out forms, and set-up and breakdown booths. Special volunteers are also needed to entertain children. Clowns, mimes, jugglers, balloon masters and face painters are all needed during the event. Call 817-735-5114 for more information about volunteering.

Attendance at last yearâ??s Hispanic Wellness Fair exceeded 15,000, with people lining the sidewalks of the Will Rogers Convention Center beginning at 6 a.m. to wait for the doors to open. Over 12,000 services were provided last year, including vision exams, prostate cancer screenings, HIV/AIDS tests, respiratory screenings, dental exams, mammograms, glucose tests and vaccinations. Similar services will be offered at this yearâ??s fair.

The wellness fair is sponsored by UNT Health Science Center, UNTHSC School of Public Health, UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Telemundo, Pacificare, Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Cook Childrenâ??s Health Plan, JPS Health Network, Baylor All Saints Medical Center, Tarrant County Medical Alliance, Bank of America, BNSF Railway Co., Univision Radio, Spring Creek Barbeque, Panchoâ??s Mexican Buffet, Fort Worth Public Health Department, Tarrant County Public Health Department, Diario La Estrella, Panorama Newspaper and El Hispano News.

For more information on the seventh annual Hispanic Wellness Fair, call 817-735-5114 or visit www.hsc.unt.edu/annual/hwf.

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Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail kacolley@hsc.unt.edu.

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