Throughout May, we’ve paid tribute to women and mothers during well known celebrations including Mother’s Day and Women’s Health Week. Another event was Telemundo Washington’s annual outdoor expo, “Fiesta de las Madres,” or “Celebration of Mothers”. This vibrant, family-friendly event held on May 19 in downtown Silver Spring drew nearly 10,000 community members to celebrate Hispanic and Latina women and mothers.
As a sponsor, Washington Adventist Hospital provided free health screenings, consultations, and wellness education covering areas such as diabetes and nutrition, breast cancer and breast health and maternal/child health. Free health screenings included body composition and a derma scan test/facial skin analysis. Attendees also had the opportunity to review their results and have their health questions answered by Spanish-speaking Adventist HealthCare medical experts.
Check out more photos from the event by visiting our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/WashingtonAdventist.
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, cancer, heart disease and diabetes are among the top 5 leading causes of death for Hispanics and Latinos. Our participation in this event aimed to bring important health information to this underserved population, supporting Adventist HealthCare’s mission of expanding access to preventative health services and eliminating health disparities for all.
Fiesta de las Madres may be over, but there are plenty of opportunities to encourage the women in your life to live healthy! If you need help finding a primary care physician, call 1-855-4AMG-DOC today or for a specialist use our Find-A-Doc hotline at 1-800-642-0101 or online directory.
Also, visit our Health Library to explore information on a range of women’s health issues and get answers to common questions and concerns.