On May 6, 2012, the sisters of Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS) hosted the inaugural Hygeia Health Fair at First Baptist Church in Stockton. By hosting the health fair, LKS gave the Stockton community the opportunity to take their health into their own hands and become more informed about their health.
The sisters prepared for the event by publicizing throughout Stockton. LKS president Su Kang ’14 even made an advertisement on the radio inviting people to stop by the health fair to take advantage of the free health screenings. The free health screenings included blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, and bone density.
In addition to the health screenings and consultations, the sisters focused on educating children about their health. The kids also took advantage of arts and crafts that included face painting and making a Mother’s Day card for their moms. This part of the health fair not only engaged the kids while their parents visited the health fair, but allowed the kids to get a jump start on learning about the importance of their health.
Nearly 200 residents from Stockton attended the health fair. “We received a lot of positive feedback from attendees who said they very grateful to be given the opportunity to be educated about their health and well-being,” said Tiffany Lorenzo ‘13.