Monday, April 20, 2009

A Feira de Saúde foi um Sucesso!

First, obrigadão ao Brazilian Market for offering the space to hold this event. It was a sucess! We had over 100 people in attendance and at least 80 people recieved free blood pressure, glucose and vision exams, courtesy of Common Ground Clinic and LSU School of Nursing. Offering information services were Catholic Charities, LA CHIP, Planned Parenthood, Chase Bank and HAP. We had 10 volunteer interpreters to make sure the patients recieved information in Portuguese. Grupo Maculelê gave an amazing capoeira demonstration, which the crowd enjoyed. Many thanks to everyone who put in hours of their time Sunday, April 19th. Let's do it again soon- there are still great needs out in the community. Ate já, mil beijos, Heather.

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