It was 20+ years ago that Fr. Virgil Elizondo called a group of health professionals together to plan the first Fair. The Fair provides health screenings, information and followup referrals to health service providers.
These services could not be provided without the participation of more than 400 dedicated volunteers. These doctors, nurses, other health specialists, community volunteers and students generously offer their time, medical skills and experience to provide today’s services. The Executive Committee chaired by Dr. Daniel Juarez worked year round to plan the Fair and make sure that all the screening services are available.
As former Archbishop Flores says, “you don’t buy your health, you preserve it.” The Fair is set up to help you “preserve” your health by providing screenings for many different illnesses from diabetes to cancer.
It has been my privilege to cover the event for over 5 years documenting the activities in photos and video to help promote the activities and services rendered. Below are some samples from this year’s fair.