Health program for black women offered by hospital

   Princeton HealthCare System’s Community Education & Outreach Program will host Taking Care of Sisters, a special health event for African American women, on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center at Princeton North Shopping Center, 1225 State Road, Montgomery.
   This enriching cultural program will offer a panel of health experts who will discuss ways African American women can protect themselves and their families against health conditions that are common among African Americans.
   The panel will include Dr. Makunda Abdul-Mbacke; Dr. Henry Davison, Jr.; Paulina Duker, program manager, Diabetes & Dialysis Management Program; Dr. Banu Mahalingam, and Dorothy Reed, Sisters Network of Central New Jersey.
   Topics covered by the panel will include diabetes, obstetrics and gynecology, including breast health.
   In addition, local performer of oral interpretation, speech and the arts, Cecelia Hodges, will share an inspiring history and dramatic reading about the lives of famous African American women.
   "Princeton HealthCare System is pleased to host this special cultural health event and to have this opportunity to focus an entire evening on the health needs of African Americans," says Carol Norris, Vice President of Marketing & Public Affairs, Princeton HealthCare System.
   Taking Care of Sisters is the first in a series of cultural health events being sponsored by Princeton HealthCare System Community Education & Outreach Program that is designed to address the special health needs of minority populations.
   Additional events will include a health fair for the Indian community and Feria de Salud (Health Fair) for the Latino community. Funding for these events is being provided through a generous grant from Princeton HealthCare System Foundation.
   The $10 fee includes dinner and the opportunity to win door prizes. Reserve today.
   For more information, call (609) 497-4480 or register online at