Free screenings promote women's health

September 22, 2013 6:07:11 PM PDT
Fifty Chicago-area churches hosted free health screenings to promote women's health Sunday.

Canaan Community Church was one of the places providing check-ups and exams.

People were tested for illnesses, such as diabetes, that are disproportionately high in African American communities.

The screenings are part of First Ladies Health Day, named for pastors' wives who initiated these health programs.