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Barnum Festival hosts informative health fair

July 12, 2024

The Barnum Festival Community Health Fair was a great success, with health and wellness resources for attendees, more than 550 bags of free food provided, health screenings and self-monitoring devices provided and $2,250 worth of Bridgeport Bucks vouchers distributed, which are redeemable at Bridgeport Farmers Market Collaborative markets across Bridgeport and Stratford.

Camelia Lawrence, MD, director of Breast Surgery at The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center, said in her role as the 2024 Barnum Festival Ringmaster she was able to help connect Hartford HealthCare with the greater Bridgeport community. It was a great honor to be the first physician, the first woman of color and also the first mom to fill this role as ringmaster, she said.