Black and Brown Maternal Health Fair at Kingsessing Recreation Center

The Black and Brown Maternal Health Fair will be held June 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kingsessing Recreation Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave.

The free health fair hosted by nurses Crystal Hawkins and Doula Shillingford, focuses on presenting options available to women throughout the birthing process and postpartum. The event features information from local midwives, doulas and lactation consultants.

Global Genes partners with Orphan Disease Center to host symposium

Global Genes, a leading rare disease patient advocacy organization, has partnered with the Orphan Disease Center (ODC) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, to host the Annual RARE Drug Development Symposium on June 7 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Philadelphia 201 Hotel.

During the symposium participants will engage in interactive sessions that educate patients and explore their role in the rare disease drug development process.

Following the symposium, 500 cyclists will ride in honor of and alongside rare disease patients during the ODC’s 6th annual Million Dollar Bike Ride on June 8 across the heart of Philadelphia. The MDBR has funded more than $8 million in research for 25 plus rare diseases that have yet to see a cure or even a treatment.

For information about the symposium visit

Spectrum Health Services hosts Father’s Day Health Festival

Spectrum Health Services is hosting a Father’s Day Community Health Festival on June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shepard Recreation Center, 5700 Haverford Ave.

The festival features health screenings, a variety of board games, physical fitness, yoga, martial arts and dance sessions and sports contests.

The variety of activities are designed to draw from all age groups and the soccer, basketball and flag football contests are being arranged to promote healthy activities in celebration of honoring fathers within the Haddington community.

For information call Tracy Tann at (215) 471-2770.

— Compiled by Ayana Jones

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