|Fundraiser For Vernon Gray; OCT 28th 02
Vernon Gray's fundraiser was attended by about 75 people. Thanks to their generosity we reached our goal for the night. There was an active Q & A session with Vernon, where he was apprised of many of our concerns, along with our desire to safeguard minority respect and rights; participation and representations on state Commissions and Boards; and programs geared towards helping our young adults.
Health Fair; October 20th 02
The Health Fair was open to all those who had no health insurance. Health Fair participants received not only free health education that provided them knowledge and awareness of all kinds of illnesses but also delivered information on various resources available through the department of social services and the local health department.
Most of the participants were low-income, working class people with limited means. Most of them had not visited a physician's office in a long time. The specialties covered by the Health Fair were: Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Cancer Prevention, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry. Cardiovascular, Dentistry, Domestic Violence and Social Services.
Over one hundred people lined up long before the beginning of the four hour health Fair, which started at 9.00 am and ended at 1.00 p.m. Registration as well blood testing for blood chemistry, liver functions, lipid profile and PSA was offered at no-cost to patients. Women's Health Care education was strongly emphasized. No-cost coupons for screening mammograms were offered to women at average risk for breast cancer. Also included at the Health Fair was free dental check-up and free vision screening.
Twenty three Muslim doctors, three nurses and two laboratory technicians donated their time and services free of charge. The Health Fair received an overwhelming response of appreciation at the end of the event.
Breakfast Meeting With Endorsed Political Candidates; Oct 19th 02
Fundraiser For Courtney Watson; Oct 16th 02
Political Candidate Forum; Sept 14TH 02
Fundraiser For Jim Robey; April 6TH 02