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Nashville Celebrates World Health Day

Drug-Free Tennessee joined with community partners for the event “Nashville Celebrates World Health Day,” at the Church of Scientology.

Nashville, TN, April 19, 2018 --( “Health for All” was the theme for World Health Day this year. In Nashville, the community came together at the Church of Scientology to recognize leaders who are working for a healthier city and helping people lead healthy lives.

It was the inaugural event “Nashville Celebrates World Health Day,” which began with a concert and continued with a program geared towards healthy living.

Vendors from several health related organizations shared information and delivered health screenings, musicians Keith Floyd and Norez performed, and speakers gave audio-visual presentations that highlight healthy living.

The event was co-organized by Drug-Free Tennessee (DFT), which has worked with the community to celebrate World Health Day since 2015. DFT is a chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW), which has as its mission to educate people about the dangerous effects of drugs so they understand and can make informed choices on the subject. The Tennessee chapter provides educational materials free of charge to anyone working on drug prevention, and observes World Health Day as a vital point of awareness on the hazards of illegal and dangerous drugs.

Rev. Brian Fesler, pastor of the Nashville Church of Scientology and regional coordinator for Drug-Free Tennessee, says, “There is a need in our communities to educate everyone on how to be healthy - this includes staying away from illegal drugs, and there are many other aspects to health that people should know.”

In 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate April 7 of each year as World Health Day. World Health Day is held to mark WHO's founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year. This year is the 70th anniversary.

For more information about the event or to view the educational materials available, visit
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