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In observance of Texas Fibroid Awareness Month recognized each year in July, the Barbara Jordan Leadership Institute is hosting a Self-Care Fair and Feminine Hygiene Supply Drive in Dallas.

The free, family-friendly event will be held tomorrow,Saturday, July 16th from  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center (After 8 to Educate) at 4212 E. Grand Avenue. Other events will be held in Fort Worth and Beaumont during July.

Did you know?

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that embed themselves in the wall of the uterus, creating symptoms ranging from heavy menstrual cycles to reproductive dysfunction including anemia, miscarriage, early labor and infertility. Fifty percent of women have fibroids by the age of 50. Black and Latina women are two to three times more likely to suffer from fibroid symptoms.

In 2021, the State of Texas passed two pieces of legislation recognizing the need for more research and public awareness of fibroid symptoms and causes. The City of Dallas passed a proclamation and Dallas County a resolution with the same purpose. To accomplish the intent of these recognitions, there will be a social media campaign, a feminine hygiene supply drive, community service projects, and the Self-Care Fair.

The fair will feature giveaways, family friendly games, vendors, health screenings, and door prizes throughout the day. Additionally, Lynne Haze, radio personality from station KRNB, will be hosting. A DJ, photobooth, as well as light bites and refreshments will be on site.

 

Place: Fannie C. Harris Youth Center (After 8 to Educate)

4212 E. Grand Avenue, Dallas, TX 75223

Date: July 16, 2022

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.