Health fair dubbed a success

A team from the Valley Fitness Zone
A team from the Valley Fitness Zone

Aerobic exercises, free breast cancer screening, testing for diabetes, and information on road safety. These were just some of the activities held yesterday during the second annual health fair held at the Greens Playing Field by the St George South Development Trust.

Group chairman Dwight Sutherland, the Member of Parliament for St George South, told Barbados TODAY it’s time

MP Dwight Sutherland taking the written road safety test, while Sharmane Bowen, president of the Barbados Road Safety Association looks on.
MP Dwight Sutherland taking the road safety knowledge test, while Sharmane Bowen, president of the Barbados Road Safety Association looks on.

that politicians become more proactive and “walk the walk”.

“The health fair is one of the things that I think will sensitize people within the community that health is the greatest wealth anyone can have. I see this as fostering a sense of awareness among the residents of St George South and I think if you’re looking to represent people, educating them about their health [is important],” he said.

Some of the other groups present included the Barbados Family Planning Association, Diabetes Association of Barbados, Heart and Stroke Foundation, and the Glebe Polyclinic. There was also screening for breast cancer.

More than 100 people attended the activity, said Sutherland, who was pleased with the turnout.

The theme of the health fair was Our community, our family.

Victor Harewood, president of the Glebe Men's Health Group
Victor Harewood, president of the Glebe Men’s Health Group

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