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Free Harlem Outreach Health Festival:
Big Crowd in the Big Apple!

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Held on the sunny, windy afternoon of Saturday, June 10, our 2nd Annual Susie’s Cause Free Harlem Outreach Health Festival attracted an estimated crowd of 4,222 people to the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building Plaza, located at 163 W. 125th St.

Heartfelt thanks to our partners at Harlem Hospital Center, particularly Nancy Simmons, Dr. Joan Culpepper-Morgan, Janie Richardson, and the rest of the dozen-plus members of their festival team.

At the festival, Harlem Hospital Center provided:

• Ask the GI, with Dr. Culpepper-Morgan
• health screenings
• BP screenings
• free HIV screenings
• nutritional information

Our Susie’s Cause team had our educational colorectal cancer display at the ready and plenty of giveaways for the crowd.

Supporting health agencies joining us on the day were:

• CancerCare, with excellent educational materials and information on its support services, including counseling, support groups, and financial assistance

• Cancer and Careers, offering support for cancer patients, including how to manage your career and cancer

• Columbia University Medical Center Irving Institute Community Partnership for Health, offering services and resources promoting health research

• Columbia University Medical Center Community & Ambulatory Research & Enrollment (CARE) program, providing lifesaving information about getting screened locally for colorectal cancer through the National Cancer Institute Screen to Save Program

• Gilda’s Club NYC, promoting their support groups and educational programs for those living with cancer

• MetroPlus Health Plan, providing insurance and MC information, as well as face painting for the kids!

• NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, promoting its colon cancer screening program for residents ages 50 and older

• NYC Department for the Aging, providing great educational materials on healthy eating, particularly for the city’s older residents

• Shape Up NYC, which led a great Zumba demonstration

Clara Mack was the emcee for the day, with live performances courtesy of:

• South African Harlem Voices
• The Candy Drops
• Robert Wiggins of The Drifters
• Gospel Soul Children of New York
• The Palovations

Great thanks to Spider-Man for visiting the festival!

Thanks to the Adam Clayton Powell Plaza’s great team of Mr. Willie Walker, Oni Hinton, and Monique White.

Thanks to national friends Genentech and Lilly Oncology.

Thank you, Harlem! We had a great time sharing another healthy day with you!

See all of the great photos here ->

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