Health Expo Aims to Support Women of Color in Charlottesville

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Booths at the Healthy Living Expo Booths at the Healthy Living Expo

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women's first Healthy Living Expo took place at the Carver Recreation Center Saturday afternoon.

Event officials say having a health expo geared toward women of color can encourage healthy habits and address medical concerns.

“When you see someone that looks like you sometimes it’s easier to take that information in to trust where they’re coming from and to know it’s coming from a place of love and support,” said Tiffani Dennis, 1st VP of Programs for National Coalition of 100 Black Women.

The expo included health screenings and physical activities to encourage attendees to be active and healthy in their daily lives.