Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by joining thousands of people from across the state of Ohio at the 4th Annual Cleveland Asian Festival (CAF) on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013. The Cleveland Asian Festival has been called the Best New Ethnic Festival and drew more than 42,000 visitors in 2012. The festival is held on Payne Ave between E. 30th St. and E. 27th St. in Cleveland. Admission is free.
CAF features modern and traditional performers on two main stages as well as a food area with dozens of restaurants featuring various Asian foods. The entire family will find something to enjoy including a new Educational Children’s Activity Area, Sushi and Egg Roll Eating Competitions, inflatable sumo wrestling, Free AsiaTown Trolley Tours and the Health Pavilion.
Since the beginning, the Health Pavilion has drawn a crowd. CAF organizers are once again partnering with The Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, MetroHealth, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente to provide free services.
The Health Pavilion is held indoors on the first floor of Asia Plaza and is universally accessible. Tables will be staffed Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with knowledgeable, local health professionals including specialists in arthritis, heart, sleep disorders, wellness, and general internal medicine.
Free health screenings and education is available to all festivalgoers. Bilingual interpreters will be available to assist in translations, and Asian Services in Action will be on hand to assist the community with access to social and health services. Screenings including blood pressure, bone density, cholesterol, and glucose are geared toward adults, however the popular test for lead levels will be offered to children. All screenings will be provided free of charge.
An appointment is not necessary for most services; however, free mammograms are available by appointment only on May 18. You must be over 40 years of age and have either no insurance or Medicare, Medicaid or Caresource to register. For more information or questions, call 216-881-0330.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to take care of your health while enjoying all that the Cleveland Asian Festival has to offer. For more information, visit www.ClevelandAsianFestival.org.