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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Alfred Street Baptist Church to Offer Free Health Screenings & Flu Shots Saturday, September 27 at 9am

— On Saturday, September 27 from 9am to 3pm, Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA will offer FREE flu shots, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and dental screenings as well as Q & A with well-known physicians. All will receive gift bags. —

Alfred Street Church Baptist Health Screenings

Alexandria, VA — Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC), the oldest and largest African American congregation located at 301 S. Alfred Street in Alexandria, Virginia will offer FREE health screenings, flu shots, and Q&A discussions with well-known physicians at their 2014 Annual Community Health Fair from 9 AM – 3 PM. Participants will also have a chance to win great raffle prizes including a Samsung Galaxy tablet, gift cards, and autographed football jerseys. All attendees will receive FREE gift bags.

Additionally, ASBC will be providing over 300 community members with free screenings that address today’s most critical health issues, including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, dental, HIV/AIDS, and diabetes, the Alfred Street Community Health Fair also offers:

* Healthy cooking demonstrations and tastings.

* Free vision and hearing tests.

* Gender specific panel discussions with physicians covering health areas such as breast cancer, weight management, cardiology, prostate, and skin care.

* Interactive demonstrations such as reflexology, self-defense, yoga, dance, aerobic exercise, and chair massage.

Over 15 doctors and 40 organizations will donate their time in support of Alfred Street’s health and wellness mission. Vendors include AARP, American Heart Association, American Diabetic Association, Walgreens, and many more.

“We support and believe in healing the body and soul, and being born again. We welcome all to attend our annual community health fair as we continue to demonstrate this belief by serving our brothers and sisters. We pray that this inspires all to take charge of their health and respect their bodies as the temples that God created,” states Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, pastor, Alfred Street Baptist Church.

The 2014 Community Health Fair occurs on the same day as Alfred Street Baptist Church celebrates the sixth anniversary of Pastor Wesley as well as his visionary program, entitled Feed the 5,000, which he launched to ensure that underserved individuals and families in the Alexandria and surrounding communities receive food and health screenings at this time of the year. Over 5000 individuals will be fed just as Jesus fed the multitudes with five loaves of bread and two fish. On September 27th, Alfred Street Baptist Church will touch thousands of lives in our community and surrounding communities all in support of better health.

For more information, visit www.alfredstreet.org or call (703) 683-2222.

About Alfred Street Baptist Church
Established in 1818, Alfred Street Baptist Church is home to the oldest African American congregation in Alexandria, VA. It has served as a prominent religious, educational, and cultural institution in the Northern Virginia community. Currently under the esteemed leadership of Rev. Dr. Howard John-Wesley, Alfred Street Baptist Church has over 5,000 members with services every Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Alfred Street is also home of the popular Come As You Are (CAYA) worship service every first Wednesday of the month.

Carla Welborn – Manager, Communications
703-683-2222 ext:244
240-475-7283 (cell)