Queens College alum to host health fair

The mission of the Queens College of Guyana Alumni Association is to bring together former students, staff and friends in an effort to preserve and foster the special character of the institution. In so doing, the group has over the years promoted academic excellence in Guyana, and hosted outreach programs in the U.S.

An all-day health fair schedule for Saturday, Aug. 6, is one such initiative that will help residents to know their health status through a number of screenings, schedule to take place in the Rose Garden Banquet Hall, at 4224 Church Avenue, in Brooklyn.

Named the Sholto Fox Memorial Health Fair in memory of founding member and outstanding athlete and academically gifted student, Orville Sholto, Dr. Frank Denbow, director of the drive said that high blood pressure could be dangerous, even fatal without presenting any symptoms. This is the reason a team of dedicated and experienced physicians and other health professionals were gathered to administer testing.

In addition to other health care consultations that will be offered during the 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. wellness day, Dr. Denbow, who is also the organizing secretary of the association, said that residents who stop by to have their blood pressure tested would be entered into a lottery drawing to win one of three exciting prizes.

The winner of the first prize will receive two round-trip tickets to Guyana on Caribbean Airways (restrictions apply), along with a complimentary weekend for two at the luxurious Princess Hotel, located in Providence, Guyana.

Two executive health examination comprehensive physical exams will go to the winner of the second prize, while the third prize winner will receive two gold memberships, each for three months, compliments of Paerdegat Athletic Club in Brooklyn.

The organization will also give away 50 healthy living cookbooks, and literature on related health topics such as nutrition, exercise and choosing the right doctor.

The day will be topped off with live music, provided by noted Guyanese American folklorist and musician Wrickford Dalgetty.

For more information, please call Dr. Denbow at 551-206-5840, Alfred Granger 347-232-8930 and Louis Kilkenny at 917-743-3473.

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