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Northwest AHEC "Shares the Health"
Northwest AHEC partnered once again to support the student created and implemented 12th Annual “Share the Health Fair” held on January 15, 2011 in Winston-Salem. Thanks to the very dedicated hard work of more than 150 volunteers, more than 30 physicians, and numerous community organizations that provided supplies and gave of their time, the community health fair was judged to be a tremendous success.
Several of the medical students spoke with a few dozen participants throughout the day who were extremely appreciative that members from the Wake Forest community donated their time and effort towards such an important cause. Many volunteers also received similar expressions of gratitude throughout the day.
Preliminary counts indicate that an estimated 650 community participants received almost 1,500 health screenings throughout the day. This health fair positively impacts the lives of many citizens and would not be what it is today without such strong community support.