Local Church Hosts Health Fair To Spread Health Awareness

By Madeline Shine - 21Alive

March 22, 2014 Updated Mar 22, 2014 at 5:09 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- Love church hosted its first ever health fair Saturday afternoon.

The health fair was open to the community, free of admission, to get people in the door and learn about various health care options.

Doctors and nurses from area hospitals as well as nursing students from surrounding universities came to donate their time at the fair.

Many different health services were offered at the fair, including mammograms, blood pressure readings, kidney functioning tests, pulmonary tests and body measurement.

Love Church partnered up with community Christian health which offers free medical services to anyone in the community.

The importance of this event was to spread health awareness to the public.

“It's important because I felt like the Christian community needed to take a lead role in helping with health issues. Our church enjoys the partnership of over 50 different churches. We just sent out a letter and said we need to do something about what's going on in this community and many of them responded. There are some volunteers here today, we just wanted the Christian community, the faith community, to partner around health care needs in the inner city,” Senior Pastor Wallace Butts said.

People who came to the fair could also get signed up for the affordable health care act.

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