Even the rain couldn’t stop the steady flow of people arriving at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City on March 14 for the Dia de la Familia Health Fair.
Organizers estimate the 2015 health fair drew the largest the number of participants, medical professionals and community services in the 14-year history of the event.
By 7:30 a.m. the crowds were already lined up to get in and be screened for numerous health exams.
The Police Department educated visitors on infant car seat safety, blood work was done for the detection of diabetes and high cholesterol, and high blood pressure was monitored. Colgate Palmolive sent out a state-of-the-art van to do dental examinations on children 12-years-old and younger, and the Pregnancy Crisis Center of Hapeville had its van available to give pregnancy tests and sonograms if needed.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Centers gave out information, assuring the community they had a place to go if tragedy ever occurred.
Numerous translators were on hand, as well as legal assistance, to explain DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability). Piedmont Hospital provided nutritionists, fitness professionals, a cook so the people could have the experience of healthy, low-fat cooking as well as other amenities.