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Chicanos Por La Causa hosts health fair on Westside

Chicanos Por La Causa hosts Health Fair
Posted at 5:01 PM, Apr 25, 2024

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Today on Tucson's Westside, Chicanos Por La Causa hosted their “Healthy Aging Health Fair” to connect the community with resources that are available to them here in Pima County.

Tucsonan, Angie Ortiz said she loves being an active member of the community and staying healthy. “It is very important to me,” she said. “I like walking and I like to go because we have a walking club.”

She was just one of the attendees taking advantage of what was being offered. Chicanos Por La Causa Wellness Coordinator Mariana Gutierrez Ortiz said a lot of people don’t realize what resources are available to them, so events like the one they hosted really help in getting the word out.

There were booths from Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Pima County Health Department, Foodsmart and several more. Many also took advantage of free haircuts being offered by Elite Academy Barber College.

Elite Academy Barber College
Students at Elite Academy Barber College give free hair cuts at the health fair on April 25.

Madison Thomas joined KGUN 9 in July of 2023 as a multimedia journalist. She graduated from Arizona State University in May of 2023 with a degree in journalism and mass communication. She has lived in Arizona her entire life and grew up in Douglas. Madison is thrilled to share the stories from the community she grew up in. Share your story ideas and important issues with Madison by emailing or by connecting on InstagramTwitter or Facebook.