St. Andrew’s, Evanston, along with Lee Chapel AME Church and Christ Temple Baptist Church participated in the October 8 citywide Family Health Day sponsored by the Cincinnati First Ladies For Health at Evanston Recreation Center. St. Andrew’s was designated as the leading church for the third annual event.

Led by First Lady Dena Cranley, the wife of Cincinnati mayor John Cranley, the First Ladies for Health is a volunteer group of wives of church leaders that educates and connects our community with resources to help them take charge of their health. In addition to the Health Fair, the First Ladies for Health provides health programs to the churches during the year.

Fr. John Agbaje having fun with some visitors at Family Health Day

Free health screenings were offered for all kinds of diseases, including HIV and diabetes. Vision and blood pressure screenings were also provided, along with flu shots. Volunteers from St. Andrew’s and the other churches worked hard to make the event a success; over 200 people attended and took advantage of the health screenings and flu shot. Food and door prizes were also provided.

This fair enabled St. Andrew’s to connect with our ecumenical neighbor churches to work together for the good of the Evanston community. Many thanks to the leadership of St. Andrew’s First Lady Bunmi Agbaje and Ambassadors Natalie Hayes and Andi O’Malley.

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The Rev. John Agbaje serves as rector of St. Andrew’s, Evanston.