Over 1,200 constituents attend McClinton & Cephas’ 60th Street Health and Wellness Summer Jam

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 18 – State Reps. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, and Morgan Cephas, D-Phila., welcomed more than 1,200 constituents of the 191st and 192nd Legislative Districts to the Second Annual 60th Street Health and Wellness Summer Jam, where families could enjoy a day of fun and entertainment.

“It was my honor to host the event again this year. We provided health screenings and resources for our constituents, but more importantly we united our communities even more. Communities where back in the days neighbors were not allowed to cross from one side to another,” McClinton said. “This event proves that peace is possible and that communities can come together, grow and thrive.”

The Summer Jam began with a March for Peace and included health screenings conducted by Sayre Health Center, Mercy Health System and Penn Medicine; children’s activities, food and refreshments. Philadelphia radio show personality Dezzie hosted live performances that included the African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Carnival, and L&L Dance Company.

With more than 50 exhibitors, attendees also had the opportunity to gather information on a variety of local organizations and state programs such as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid and the state Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

Congressman Dwight Evans, state Sen. Anthony Williams, state Rep. Donna Bullock and Councilmembers Jannie Blackwell and Curtis Jones Jr. participated in the event.

McClinton said, “I am thrilled that we had such a huge turnout. Over 1,200 neighbors from every neighborhood and community in the 191st and 192nd districts came together and enjoyed food, games, entertainment, and learned about important community health partners in Philly. I cannot thank the vendors, sponsors and staff enough. They went above and beyond to make this event an amazing success.”

McClinton said she wanted to thank Herr’s Food, Dietz & Watson, Cousin’s Supermarket, Brown’s Super Stores, Sunshine Supermarket, McDonalds, Metro Philly Management & Fresh Grocer, Shake Shack, Wawa, community partners and volunteers.

The event was sponsored by ACHIEVEability, Home Health Care Plus, the City Council of Philadelphia, Sugar House Casino, Mercy Health System, Aetna, Independence Blue Cross and Legendary Support.

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