Black and Minority Health Fair helps thousands each year

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – People from across the state are downtown again this weekend for the Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration. One of the biggest events is the Black and Minority Health Fair.

Over the years the fair has helped tens of thousands of Hoosiers identify health issues and get the help they need.

Saturday, Loretta Taylor was among the hundreds of expo attendees taking advantage of more than $1,000 in free health screenings.

“I have not had any screenings recently so I thought it would be a great opportunity to get that done,” she said.

“You’re getting over a thousand dollars worth of free healthcare screenings,” said fair organizer Antoinette Holt. “And so all these different tests that if you’ve been to the doctor and you see that bill that you have to pay – it’s free today.”

24-Hour News 8 is a sponsor of the health fair. It continues Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. and is free with admission to the expo. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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