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Memorial Medical Center to celebrate Black History with health fair, luncheon program

by jmaloni

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Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:05 am

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will honor the contributions of African-Americans to U.S. and local history with a health fair and luncheon Friday, Feb. 21.

This year's theme is "It's in My Heart."

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the medical center auditorium with a presentation on "Overcoming Health Disparities." Blood pressure screenings and wellness information also will be available.

A luncheon celebrating black history will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a keynote address by Lavonne Ansari, Ph.D., president and CEO of Community Health Center of Buffalo Inc.

A community service award will be presented to the Rev. Dr. Frances Douglas. Douglas, the founder and overseer of True Deliverance Temple, will be honored for her many years of service to the community.

The program also will feature musical selections by students from Niagara Street Elementary School and a tribute to the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi.

"It's in My Heart" is free, and the public is invited. For information, call 716-285-2382.

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