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African-American health forum, walk are Saturday; food drive, today

St. Petersburg

Black residents can boost their health Saturday

The 12th Annual African American Health Forum and Midtown "Walk for Wellness" is 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center, at 1344 22nd St. S.

The forum will offer free screenings for breast and prostate cancer, cholesterol, blood pressure and sickle-cell disease, and dental, foot, chiropractic and memory checks.

More than 30 black doctors will answer residents' questions about their health during the "Ask A Doctor" segment of the forum, and 50 community partners will provide information about their programs.

The walk begins at 7 a.m., with educational workshops at 8 a.m. Free health screenings begin at 10.

For information, call (727) 459-3478.

St. Petersburg

Pantry too full? Share the bounty

Twenty-three veterans in military garb from the St. Vincent de Paul Center of Hope transitional housing facility will hold a Veterans Day food drive for homeless people and needy families from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store parking lot, at 180 34th St. N.

Executive chef Bill Beecher will staff the barbecue and serve refreshments.

Participants who bring at least three nonperishable items will be included in a drawing to earn discounts of 10 percent to 75 percent on store merchandise.

For information, call (727) 823-2516.

African-American health forum, walk are Saturday; food drive, today 11/10/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 10:52am]
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