Over 175 people recently attended an Education Fair sponsored by St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System.

Attendees at the two-day event, held on September 30 and October 1, had an opportunity to visit 18 educational stations and attend presentations on 22 diverse health topics, five of which were given to satisfy the hospital’s annual competency requirements.

Jackie’s Gems, a co-sponsor with Team SACH in a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in October, was represented by Jackie Gove and Bessie Holmes. They had showcased positive mammograms submitted by the Radiology Department to continue heightening awareness for breast cancer. They also enlisted 38 walkers for the October Awareness Walk in addition to receiving $385 in donations.

Twelve baskets were donated by different hospital departments for the popular annual tricky tray fundraiser, which raised a total of $968 for the hospital. And there were also two additional raffles.

“We had a very successful Education fair due to the enthusiasm of the attendees and presenters,” said Anita Sultana, nurse manager of the Medical Surgical Department. “It is always a pleasure to see so many familiar faces at the fair and meet new ones.”