The Minority Health Fair and American Stroke Association will partner with Erlanger Health System to present The Power to End Stroke on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The free educational event will be held at Greater Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1115 N. Moore Road (across the street from Brainerd High School).

Free blood pressure screenings will be available from 8 to 9 a.m., and a free breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Attendees will hear the following talks from stroke experts at Erlanger:


-Abdelazim Sirelkhatim, M.D., of Erlanger Neurology Group, “Signs, Symptoms and Risk Factors of Stroke”

-Jennifer Sparks, NP-C, of Tennessee Interventional Associates, “Interventional Treatment for Stroke Patients”

-Gabe Tallent, M.D., of Erlanger Sleep Medicine and Neurology, “Sleep Apnea and Stroke”

-Thomas G. Devlin, M.D., Ph.D., medical director ofErlangerSoutheastRegionalStrokeCenter, will discuss why you should come to Erlanger if you are having a stroke

The Power to End Stroke will also feature stroke survivor and physician Lisa Staton, who is with UT College of Medicine Chattanooga.

Although the event is free, advanced registration is required. Call 423-778-5465 to register.