Central Florida Black Nurses Association Of Orlando, Inc. Participates In “Jazz In The Park” Event

Left to right - Gail Parker, Brenda Davis-Davenport, Monica May, June Robinson, Bernice Edwards, Lea Turnbull.


ORLANDO – Central Florida Black Nurses Association of Orlando, Inc. (CFBNA) is proud to have participated in the 12th annual Orange County – “Jazz in the Park” event sponsored by Mayor Jerry L. Demings.  The location was the beautiful Cypress Grove Park on Holden Ave. in Orlando, from 12 noon to 6 pm.  The musicians were fantastic, and the weather cooperated by keeping the rain away.  Yvonne Coleman, a former Disc Jockey at a local radio station, was the MC.  Great job done!

CFBNA had a booth and performed blood pressure screenings, measurement of Body Mass Index (BMI) that screens for weight categories that may lead to health problems, health education, referrals to health providers or insurance navigators (if needed) and data was collected for a cardiovascular risk assessment on each participant.  Health education counseling and appropriate literature were distributed as requested and needed.  At least 100 attendees stopped by our booth with inquiries about their health or the heath of a loved one.  We performed 50 blood pressure screenings.  We had a medical emergency that required the intervention of the Fire and Rescue squad, who were on the grounds.  Thank goodness that we were there to perform the necessary triage.  The attendee was taken to the hospital because of our quick assessment.

If you are a registered nurse, a practical nurse, or a nursing student we invite you to join our organization.  Visit our website at – www.cfbnaoforlando.org, join on line, or download and print the membership form and mail to – Central Florida Black Nurses Association, P.O. Box 585142, Orlando 32858.

Anyone desiring more information on CFBNA please visit the above website or call and leave a message to 407-476-6862.  Your call will be returned within 24 – 48 hours.