Stitchie performs for MHHC Health Care Festival

One of the six facilities operated by Morris Heights Health Center.

Morris Heights Health Center, a group of health care providers located in the Bronx, NY is hosting an exciting free Health Care Festival and Fun Day on Saturday Aug. 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at its newest Bronx facility at 825 East 233 St.

The Saturday daytime Bronx bashment forms part of MHHC’s celebration of National Health Center Week, and this special event promises to sizzle with a range of invigorating activities for all ages.

A huge magnet for the day’s activity will be a rousing live performance by dancehall pioneer, veteran and hit machine Stitchie. Over the years, Stitchie has enjoyed a dazzing career in both dancehall and gospel. He has produced many #1 hits including “Wear Yu Size,” “Natty Dread,” “Big Broad Hips,” “Night & Day,” “Bun It Dung,” “Dress To Impress” and many more, and his electrifying showmanship alongside his lyrical genius have brought him rave reviews all over the world- from the dancehalls and church halls of Jamaica to the mega-size concert stadiums of Europe and Japan. He was the first dancehall artist to be signed by Atlantic Records, and he was recently named “Best Performer” at the recently held Rebel Salute concert in Jamaica. One of Stitchie’s singles, “Body Body” promotes a better understanding for the workings of the human body, and it is sure to strike a familiar chord at the MHHC health care event.

But there will be a lot more stewing in the MHHC Festival and Fun Day pot. The facility will be offering free screenings for several health issues including HIV, blood pressure and glucose, and medical professionals will be on hand to offer guidance and information to attendees who have questions and concerns.

There will be loads of fun stuff too that will be simply too good to miss — free hair cuts, face painting, a rising stars competition, a dance contest, music, food, ice cream for the kids, giveaways, and several New York City radio stations broadcasting live from the event. Residents of the community are urged to come out early to make the most of the day.

MHHC has a heritage of providing first class health care for Caribbean American, Hispanic and African communities in the Bronx for over thirty years, and the company is continuing that outstanding and impeccable tradition as it expands and grows. For more information, go to www.mhhc.org.

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