SAHELI Health Fair, Review
Meena Sonea Hewett
Saheli organized a Health Fair for the South Asian community at the Framingham Town Hall on October 5, 2002.
There were several booths organized according to the services being provided. At the entrance was the registration table where BU students volunteered
with their laptops to register all visitors to the Health Fair. This allowed Saheli to get a read on the demographics of the visitors. Once inside the main hall, the Saheli welcome table had Dr. Anita Raj and the Asian
Task Force greet visitors.
The specialists present included an Ophthalmologist, a Cardiologist, an Urologist, Pediatricians, OBGYN, Dentists and Internists. There was a testing area where visitors could get tests for Diabetes, Blood pressure and Bone Density. There were also specialists in Holistic Medicine and Yoga. Several Local restaurants donated food and
refreshments. Several Drug companies and local stores like CVS and Stop and Shop donated items for free giveaways at the end of the fair. There were balloons and crafts for children.
Funds for this event were largely through the encouragement and financial support of Kraft Foods who has supported Saheli in its work with Women's health and Family Discord.
The venue space was provided by the Town of Framingham.
Saheli estimates 75-80 people including all participants attended the event. Volunteers included Saheli members, students from BU and Wellesley College, and Gouri Banerjee and Rekha Singh of Saheli. Saheli thanks Dr. Sandhya Shah
and Dr. Chaudhury who spearheaded the organization of the event.
Meena Hewett, an Architect by training is now a proffessional Multicultural Event Planner and Designer.
She has been an active Saheli volunteer since 1998.
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