BY JIMMIE WILLIAMS
ORLANDO – I had the pleasure of having lunch with State Representative Geraldine Thompson and Orange County Clerk Tiffany Moore Russell. Two of Orlando’s hardest working ladies that I know in Central Florida. We had the pleasure of Orange County Clerk Tiffany Moore Russell being the guest speaker at this year’s 40th Annual Scholarship Luncheon. She said she didn’t know very much about being a nurse so she spoke about the importance of supporting this organization because we need more people of color in the medical field. This event was amazing. A great thing about it is if I had gotten sick at that time, the room was filled with nurses, pastors and doctors, right. Lol! As an advisory board member for the Central Florida Black Nurses Association for about two years now, this has been a great experience for me. No, I am not a nurse. My wife, Diann Williams, and I promote health events in Central Florida year after year. I can tell you that the Central Florida Black Nurses Association is very busy servicing the community. You can find the Central Florida Black Nurses Association members at most community events checking the attendees’ blood pressure, body weight etc. Oh, you’re in good hands, because they got 911 on speed dial. Lol! My wife and I have spent many days in the parks around the city, community centers, WalMart parking lots and YMCA facilities where we’ve hosted “The Shake It Off Health Expo” tour in partnership the YMCA, Orange County Commissioner Victoria Siplin, District 6, The City of Orlando, Orlando City Commissioner Regina I. Hill, District 5, Former Orlando City Commissioner Samuel B. Ings, District 6, Florida Health, Simply Healthcare, Florida Blue, StayWell Health, WellCare, and community partners. The Shake it Off Health Expo tour lasted for 6 months each year for two years. The Central Florida Black Nurses Association will continue their commitment to serve Central Florida with their love for people. Also the Central Florida Black Nurses Association will continue giving out scholarships, because there is always someone that needs a helping hand. 40 years of celebrations. We will see you next year. See a nurse, support a nurse!