COMMUNITY HEALTH AND RESOURCE FAIR COMES TO MOUNT VERNON CITY HALL PLAZA

Contact:  Marlena Fontes | marlena.fontes@nysna.org | 718-722-0929

Kristi Barnes | Kristi.barnes@nysna.org | 646-853-4489

**MEDIA ADVISORY FOR SATURDAY SEPT 19**

Mayor, community leaders, nurses to talk health, wellness, and keeping Mount Vernon Hospital open for care

Mount Vernon, NY— The Save and Transform Mount Vernon coalition is partnering with the City of Mount Vernon, Greater Centennial AME Zion Church, and the New York State Nurses Association to host a health and resource fair this Saturday in downtown Mount Vernon. Nurses will provide free blood pressure screenings, as well as information about COVID-19, nutrition and wellness. Back to school giveaways will also be available while supplies last. Elected officials and community leaders will speak out about the campaign to save Mount Vernon Hospital and transform their community hospital into a resource that meets the community’s healthcare needs.

WHO: Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson Howard, Mount Vernon City Councilwoman Delia Farqarhson, Reverend Dr. Stephen W. Pogue of the AME Zion Church, NYSNA nurses, and more.

WHAT: Mount Vernon Community Health and Resource Fair  

WHEN: Saturday, September 19 from 11AM-2PM 

**Speak-out from 12:30PM – 1PM**

WHERE: Mount Vernon City Hall Plaza

1 Roosevelt Square North, Mount Vernon, NY 

VISUALS: Masking and social distancing will be strictly observed.

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The Save and Transform Mount Vernon Coalition is community organizations and advocates, faith, labor, and elected leaders joining together to save and transform Mount Vernon Hospital.  

The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) represents more than 42,000 members in New York State. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses. For more information, please visit our website at www.nysna.org. 

About NYSNA

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