NEW DATE: Health fair to bring awareness to Teen Pregnancy and HIV

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WILMINGTON –According to the National Center for Health Statistics, Delaware ranks 26th in the country for teen pregnancy. With regard to the rate of those living with HIV in the First State, the number is nearly 22 per 100,000 residents.

On Saturday, July 21st, I Am My Sister’s Keeper, Inc. (MSK) will be bringing awareness to this troubling trend with community Health Fair at Bayard Middle School focused on Teen Pregnancy Prevention and HIV Awareness.

Through a collaboration between the City of Wilmington 6th District, Councilwoman Yolanda McCoy, the Hedgeville Civic Associa

tion, Pathways of Delaware, Parkway Academy North, Highmark Health Options and AmeriHealth, the Community Health Fair will deliver resources, and support as well as much needed attention to preventative measures for teenage pregnancy and STD/
HIV Awareness.

“Organizations like I am My Sister’s Kee

per are so vital to our community because they are on the front lines in the battle to keep the young ladies in our community healthy as they develop into the next generation of strong leaders,” said Councilwoman McCoy. “This event is just one of the many initiatives the organization focuses on while serving our community and I’m proud to support its efforts.”

In addition to providing information and giveaways, the event will feature music, food, performances and more.

Please show your support by joining MSK as we uplift the next generation of dynamic civic leaders and help them leverage their strengths to help young women succeed.

WHAT: I Am My Sister’s Keeper Inaugural Community Health Day

WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 2018, from Noon – 4 PM

WHERE: Bayard Middle School, 200 S. DuPont Street, Wilmington, DE 19805

For more information contact Melody Phillips at 302-367-7334 or melodyphillips@iammsk.org or visit www.iammsk.org.

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ABOUT MSK

I Am My Sister’s Keeper, Inc. (MSK) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization housed in the 6th District of Wilmington, Delaware. MSK provides leadership development, Rites of Passage and entrepreneurial skills training for girls ages 12-18. It is our belief that these tools will assist young ladies with understanding the importance of their strengths and how to positively impact their fellow sisters and community while transitioning from a young lady into womanhood.  MSK has been recognized by the State of Delaware and Wilmington City Council for their work in the state on behalf of youth.  “Behind every successful woman is a Tribe of other successful women who have her back.”

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