EL PASO – On a recent Saturday in September hundreds of local residents attended a health fair event, sponsored by Entravision 26, at Sunland Park Mall. The annual event provided residents with health and medical information as well as free vaccines, blood pressure and hearing tests. The all-day event featured music, free food, and an opportunity for attendees to have their picture taken with well-known Entravision news reporters and anchors. A primary goal of the fair was to help residents who lack medical insurance and have limited access to health care.
One of the primary speakers at the fair was Weather Anchor Aldo Acosta, 53.
“My purpose in being at the health fair was to meet people to say hi and say thank you…,” Acosta said., the father of 12-year-old twin boys. “I think it is very important and a good idea that we host this event yearly because it helps a lot of people with their medical issues.” The first Entravision Health Fair was held three years ago.
One person who attended was Raul Mata, who is 73 and retired. It was his first time attending the health fair. Here’s what he had to say in a video by Borderzine reporter Jorge Flores.