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Black Family Wellness Expo 2024, Partner and Media Resources

Updated: Mar 10

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The Kent Area (OH) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will hold a Black Family Wellness Expo on March 16, 2024 in an effort to reduce health and economic disparities and to save and improve lives in the Black community.  This effort, being held in Akron, Ohio, Summit County, is aimed at addressing multiple health, educational, and economic disparities that negatively impact the health and quality of life for many in this community.  The local event is a part of The Links, Incorporated’s nationwide Black Family Wellness Expos being held across the country on March 16, 2024, which aims to leverage its entire membership in the effort to improve outcomes for Black families. The Kent Area (OH) Chapter will be joined by the Cleveland (OH) Chapter and the Western Reserve (OH) Chapter in this effort.

This local event contributes to The Links, Incorporated National Wellness Expos effort to raise awareness about conditions that shorten or impact the quality of life for those in the Black community. The entire Black family is included, from infant to senior citizen. Some of the issues the local event will address include pre-natal and newborn issues; maternal health;  breast, colon and prostate cancer awareness; sickle cell disease, diabetes, kidney disease; heart health; dietary and nutritional health, dental health; mental health awareness and resources, aging; dementia; caregiver resources, financial empowerment, voter registration and information, child and adult safety, home safety, health screenings (blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, others), AED (Automated Electronic Defibrillator) use and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) education and training, the importance of physical activity for all ages, raffles, give-a-ways and more. We invite the community to join us.

The 2024 Black Family Wellness Expo

10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

John R. Buchtel Community Learning Center 1040 Copley Road Akron, OH 44320

Hosted by Kent Area (OH) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated and supported by the Cleveland (OH) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated and Western Reserve (OH) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated. RSVP encouraged but not required. RSVP LINK

Participating Community Organizations 

100 Black Men of Akron Incorporated, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron Children’s Museum, Akron Urban League, Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Chapter, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, AxessPointe Community Health Centers, Catherine S. Bentley-Clinical Dietitian, Cleveland (OH) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated, Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging, Dreams Academy, Dress for Success Cleveland, Guys and Gals Community Partnership, Inc., KAZ Company-Elizabeth England, Kent Area (OH) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated, Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Make Them Know Your Name Foundation, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Not Just October, Ohio Unity Coalition, Retina Associates of Cleveland, Summa Health System, Summit County Public Health, Summit Metro Parks, The City of Akron, The House of the Lord Kingdom Men Prostate Cancer Support Group, Walgreens, Western Reserve (OH) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated.

About The Links, Incorporated

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of more than 17,000 professional women of African descent in 299 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. Members of The Links, Incorporated contribute more than 1 million documented hours of community service annually — strengthening their communities and enhancing the nation.

The Kent Area (OH) Chapter was established in June 1976. Its members are leading professionals and community volunteers residing in Ohio's Portage, Stark, Summit, and Medina counties. To learn more about the host organization’s programs visit the website at



Kent Area (OH) Chapter The Links, Incorporated


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