Thursday, December 4, 2008

African Marketplace Health & Wellness Program

The African American United Fund and In the Spirit News hosts the African Marketplace Health & Wellness Program on Sat. Dec 13 & 20, 12- 5PM and Thurs. Dec 18, 6-9:00 PM at 2231 N. Broad St.

Community members will get the opportunity to participate in engaging and relevant health and wellness workshops, cooking demonstrations, book signings and vendors.

Philadelphia, PA, December 4, 2008: African American United Fund and In the Spirit News will host the African Marketplace Health & Wellness Program. This series of events consists of vendors selling art, books, cosmetics and jewelry and health and wellness workshops addressing prominent and ignored physical and mental health issues in the community. Events are to be held on Sat. Dec 13 & Dec 20, 12-5 PM, and Thurs. Dec. 18, 6-9:00 PM at the African American United Fund’s conference center, 2231 N. Broad Street. On Dec.13 at 1pm, Dr. Wesley Collier will hold a 1 hour discussion on stroke and heart attack prevention. On Dec. 20 at 3pm, Cherron Perry-Thomas, Dandelion Bunch, will demonstrate how to prepare nutritional delicious plant based foods for a healthier lasting lifestyle. Based in Philadelphia the Dandelion Bunch is dedicated to teaching and promoting a raw and living plant based eating lifestyle.

Funded by The Philadelphia Activities Fund and Germantown Club, this program will create opportunities for members of the community to receive information about how to improve their health. Throughout the year we plan to conduct workshops or preventing high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. We would like to encourage people exercise and cook nutritious meals as well as lower stress. The African Marketplace is designed to support economic stability and community cooperation.

Dec. 18th includes the 26th Annual Volunteer Recognition & Toy Drive. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child aged 0-12. Canned goods and toiletries will also be collected for Bridgeway shelter residents.

To RSVP, or to become a vendor, for December activities please call 215-236-2100. For more information call or email, 215-236-2100,

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