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Sisters Network hosts first health fair in Church Hill

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Posted at 2:14 AM, Sep 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-25 05:23:35-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Central Virginia chapter of The Sister's Network held their first community health fair Saturday in Church Hill.

Health-related vendors handed out life-saving information and the University of Virginia’s Mobile Mammography program offered free testing.

There was also musical entertainment as well line dancing and face painting for kids.

CBS 6 anchor Reba Hollingsworth was mistress of ceremonies for the event. Fellow WTVR staffers, including Antoinette Essa, Raymond Hawkes and Mike Stone, also took part in the event.

Longtime anchor Stephanie Rochon, who died of bile duct cancer in 2015, was very involved with The Sisters Network. WTVR CBS 6 is a proud sponsor of the event.

In previous years, the group held a block walk going door-to-door to spread awareness about breast cancer in under-served communities. This year organizers invited community members to attend the event at Bill Robinson Recreational Park and learn about early breast cancer detection.

A special thank you to photographer Karl Giles who sent many of these photos to WTVR.

Click here to see more photos and to connect with the Sisters Network on Facebook.

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