Common Ground hosts event to promote healthy living

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A Call to Empower Women of Color: Community leaders met with women and girls of color Saturday afternoon to promote healthy living.

The event was held at Genesee Valley Park. There were guest speakers, vendors, live music and dancing, and free health services. It was organized by Common Ground Health, which hopes to help find common ground on the health challenges of today.
“It’s important because we as women, work and take care of everyone, right? So sometimes we forget about ourselves. And, so self-care, especially in this season, is very important for us. So, taking time out just to mingle with other sisters, and socialize and network is very important,” said Jackie Docier, Program Manager, Common Ground.

Docier said the event started in her backyard 16 years ago.