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Year in Review: Health

12/30/2009, 3:54 a.m.
Several smiling attendees avail themselves of the face-painting artist at the third...

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      Several smiling attendees avail themselves of the face-painting artist at the third annual Service Employees International Union Local 1199 (1199SEIU) health awareness cookout, held on Aug. 23. The event, sponsored by the local health care workers’ union, provided free family fun, free food, games and more. (Photo courtesy of 1199SEIU)

      Whittier Street Health Center presented its “Health Champion Awards” to community leaders as part of its 6th Annual Men’s Health Summit, held on June 6, at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury. Whittier Street Health Center President and CEO Frederica Williams (standing, center) presented awards to (seated, from left): Eno Mondesir, Paul Francisco, Robert Lewis Jr., Sam Yoon, Richard Kalish and Keith McDermott. (Don West photo)

      Boston Celtics star and Joslin Diabetes Center trustee Ray Allen (left) and his wife Shannon (right) join Grammy Award-winning singer Patti LaBelle following her featured performance at the “Singing for a Cure” concert to benefit Joslin’s High Hopes Fund, held on June 20, at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. (Don West photo)

      Local comedian Chris Tabb (third from left) hosted the “Stroke’s No Joke Comedy Night” at Nick’s Comedy Stop on May 15. The evening of live comedy was part of Power Weekend, a multicultural celebration of Power to End Stroke, the American Stroke Association’s campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of stroke in communities at greatest risk. (From left): Comedians Steve Donovan and Lamont Price, Tabb, master of ceremonies Ramiro of JAM’N 94.5 FM, comedians Kelly MacFarland and Jonathon Gates. (Photo courtesy of American Stroke Association)