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Community Health Fair Connects Community, Promotes Health Through Art

United Way of Hunterdon County will once again mark National Minority Health Month with its annual Health Fair on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00am to 1:00pm in Flemington.  This event is supported by the New Jersey Office of Minorities & Multicultural Health.

This year’s event will take over Fulper Road with Zumba, Yoga, music, children’s games, bicycle safety and much more. Plus, meet representatives from a variety of health services available throughout Hunterdon County – many of them free! Local businesses, restaurants and community organizations can submit requests to participate by Friday, April 20th.

United Way of Hunterdon County’s primary mission is to promote Health, Education and Financial Stability for the A.L.I.C.E. community throughout Hunterdon County.   A.L.I.C.E. refers to individuals or families who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, yet (often) Employed, and applies to approximately 19% of Hunterdon households. Often, members of this community have the hardest time accessing affordable health care, continuing education opportunities and struggle to improve their financial status despite their best efforts. At United Way, we recognize the systemic complexities that keep families in this place of struggle and look for community partnerships to help provide resources and assistance as we seek long term change and solutions to these most pressing issues.

April also is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and in an effort to reinforce a holistic approach to health and wellness, United Way will host the Meta Theatre Company’s What Were You Wearing exhibit during the Health Fair. 

The family-friendly installation provides a tangible response to one of our culture’s most pervasive myths about rape and sexual assault and seeks to challenge this dangerous and patriarchal line of thinking. Outfits featured have been recreated from true survivor storiesAn original performance based on the real-life stories of the Meta Theater Company will take place on the evening of April 28th at 7pm at the Volunteer Center. Admission is free.

 For more information contact Carolyn Gadbois, UWHC Community Outreach Liaison at carolyng@uwhunterdon.org or call (908) 237-1689.