Greater Washington Urban League Unites Regional Advocates for Free Screenings

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) announced that it will join forces with regional partners and friends to provide free health & wellness services to children and families at the 5th Annual Health and Wellness Back-2-School Festival.

The festival includes kid-friendly activities and entertainment for the entire family and will provide free health screenings in: vision, dental, lead, blood pressure, HIV, glucose and Body Mass Index (BMI). Community partners of GWUL will also donate resources (such as free bookbags) for children-in-need to use in the upcoming school year. In addition, free barber and hair styling services will be provided for children of all ages at the event.

WHO: Washington, D.C.-area Families and Children

WHAT: 5th Annual Health and Wellness Back-2-School Festival

WHEN: August 12, 2017 | 11am — 3pm

WHERE: Greater Washington Urban League | 2901 14th St, NW, Washington, DC 20009

This event will provide residents of the District with important information pertaining to health and wellness supported by resources on-site that families are encouraged to take part in.


Media Contact:

Charles Ellison, External Relations | 202.265.8200 | cellison@gwul.org

Ashlyn Mason, Marketing | 202.265.8200 | amason@gwul.org

About the Greater Washington Urban League

The Greater Washington Urban League provides opportunity to historically vulnerable and diverse populations in Washington, DC, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County Maryland. For nearly 80 years, the League has empowered communities and improved regional quality of life through workforce development, small business advisement and creation, employment & training, emergency assistance, securing & protecting home ownership, and scholarships for young scholars. Visit http://GWUL.org for more information or @GWUL365 on Twitter.

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