On Saturday September 20, the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper in partnership with Brothers United Inc., a non-profit agency that provides high quality, comprehensive prevention and service programs targeting the LGBT population, will host the Community Health and Wellness Fair.
The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Ivy Tech Community College, located at 50 W Fall Creek Parkway North in the IFC (Indy Fall Creek) building. Sponsors of the Community Health and Wellness Fair include Brothers United Inc, Eskenazi Health, and Ivy Tech Community College.
“We recognize the importance of education when it comes to positively impacting the health and wellness of African-Americans.” said Recorder President Shannon Williams. “This fair is our way to educate our community and provide them with vital resources.”
The fair will feature a host of vendors, free OraQuick HIV testing and health screenings, as well as live cooking demos from Ivy Tech’s culinary arts students. Local community leaders and activists will participate in a panel discussion titled ‘A Community Disease’ where the exponential effects of a positive HIV diagnosis on the entire community will be discussed. City-County Council President, Maggie Lewis and other local notables such as Rev. Dr. David Hampton, Senior Pastor of Light of the World Christian Church, and political candidate Myla Eldridge will be on hand competing in a Celebrity Fit Challenge led by local fitness gurus.
The winner of the challenge will share their winnings with the charity of their choice.