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3rd Annual Umoja Health Fair at Lake Merritt: A Celebration of Community Health Oakland, CA-September 16, 2023
September 8, 2023

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From the Office of Kevin Epps

 3rd Annual Umoja Health Fair at Lake Merritt: A Celebration of Community Health Oakland, CA —
September 8, 2023 — Umoja Health is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated 3rd Annual Umoja Health Fair, 
set to take place at the picturesque Lake Merritt Bandstand on Saturday, September 16th, 2023, from 10 am to 5 pm. This commemorative event promises to be a day filled with music, entertainment, and most importantly, a collective effort to improve community health.
The Umoja Health Fair has become a hallmark event for Bay Area residents seeking essential health services, information, and a day of fun-filled activities. This year’s musical lineup boasts an impressive roster of musicians, DJs, with the headline act being Oakland’s very own recording artist, Kamaiyah. Attendees at the Umoja Health Fair can look forward to a wide range of offerings, including free vaccinations, health screenings, and valuable information on various health matters. Located near Children’s Fairyland, the Lake Merritt Bandstand will transform into a hub of health and wellness, open to all. In the spirit of community and inclusivity, the event offers attendees access to free health services, a dedicated kids’ zone, complimentary food, and a captivating lineup of music and entertainment, all made possible through Umoja Health’s valued partners. Additionally, residents aged 45 and above will have the opportunity to receive free colorectal cancer screenings. Umoja Health, founded in 2020 by Dr. Kim Rhoades of UCSF, remains dedicated to assisting underserved communities of color disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The Umoja Health Fair is a testament to their commitment to ensuring equitable access to healthcare resources.
Dr. Kim Rhoades expresses her excitement about this year’s event, stating, “The Umoja Health Fair brings access to critical community-based health resources to those who need it most. This year’s health fair will be even more engaging, with more community health partners and amazing music and entertainment, all centered around the theme of access to community health and wellness.” Don’t miss this opportunity to join the celebration of community health and wellness at the 3rd Annual Umoja Health Fair. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 16th, 2023, and be part of a day filled with love, support, and a shared commitment to building healthier communities.  
For media inquiries, please contact: 
Kevin Epps, Umoja Health Fair Coordinator 
 Attention: Kevin Epps,
  415. 724-8610

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