Successful Medical Fair Promotes Health and Wellness

Congratulations to a successful medical fair held by the MFFC (Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians) and the FCMA (Filipino Canadian Medical Association). The event was held at the MFFC Centre, Markham on Sunday, Sept 12, 2010.

The event brought together a group of skilled and experienced Filipino-Canadian professionals. Among
the prestigious line of guest speakers were physicians, cardiologist, urologist, pharmacists, dentists, psychiatrist, and other health care providers. The sessions included topics that addressed popular health concerns, including: prevention and early detection of cancer and other health risks, psychiatric illnesses,
erectile dysfunction, female health problems, youth and beauty, oral hygiene, and other health concerns.

Over 130 participants attended the event. Each session was followed by an interactive ‘question & answer’ period led by the speakers which addressed the audience’s individual concerns. “I found the speakers' presentations quite informative and the booths were well laid out”, says event participant Myrna de Leon.  

Among the exhibitors were Body Bliss, the Canadian Diabetes Association,
Dok’s Home Health Centre, Pfizer, eVision, MedixStox, UPAA Toronto, Gawad Kalinga Canada,
Walking Mobility Clinic and Dr. Shirley Salazar. Participants also had the opportunity
to have their blood pressure and blood sugar levels checked and other medical consultations checked free of charge. The event included a Filipino lunch, lots of informational materials and a loot bag of goodies!

The MFFC is committed to the promotion of health and wellness and hopes to present more community events
in the future. For information about joining the MFFC, please contact the MFFC at Tel: 905-305-1320 or Email:


For additional information about this media release, contact:

Louie Locsin at 416-569-3936 or Ester Toribio at 905-294-9350