Martinez Fair Web PostMajority Caucus Whip Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) held a successful Family Wellness and Back to School Fair this month at Avondale Logandale School.

Hundreds of children turned out for free backpacks, immunizations, health screenings, physicals, dental checkups, hair cuts and other essential services.

"Our children are our future, and it's imperative that they start the school year in good health," Martinez said. "When kids are healthy, they are better prepared to learn in the classroom."

Adults in attendance were also able to receive health screenings, such as blood pressure and cholesterol checks and learn about services offered by government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

"I would like to thank all of the vendors and volunteers who made this event possible," Martinez said. "Their commitment to service and dedication to helping others is admirable and inspires me to be the best public servant I can be for our community."

Martinez annually hosts the Family Wellness and Back to School Fair. This year, she partnered with State Representative Jaime Andrade (D-Chicago) to hold the event.

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