Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., Confluence Chapter to Hold Public Health Fair October 21

Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Confluence Chapter hosts a public health fair, providing valuable resources from community partners, health services, and wellness and family activities.

St. Louis, MO – In an effort to feature wellness and family activities, health services, and valuable resources from community partners, Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., Confluence Chapter will host a public health fair.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Dellwood Recreation Center, 10266 W. Florissant Ave., St. Louis, MO.

“This is part of our effort to care for the whole person,” said Mavis Merritt, TLOD Confluence Chapter’s president. “We hope that by providing people with trusted and verified information, and connecting them to other community service providers, we can help people have healthier lives.”

The neighborhood surrounding Dellwood Recreation Center wrestles with health concerns, including diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.

It’s our goal to help people become more educated in terms of their health, said DaRell Jakes, chair of the Health Fair. “When you know better, you can do better. Information and services to promote disease prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation go a long way to achieving the highest attainable level of health.”

The following sponsors have assisted to make this event possible.

  • Grace Lutheran Church of Pagedale, meeting at All Saints University City
  • Living on Purpose 
  • M.I.N.T.
  • Impact
  • Organogenesis

For more information about the Health Fair, contact

About Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.

Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. was chartered in the state of Texas on September 8, 1964 as a non-profit educational, humanitarian organization. The vision and service of eight dedicated women created the TLOD Story.

Since its inception, the organization has expanded its objectives to include its focus on youth (known as Top Teens of America), improving the status of women, service to senior citizens, community beautification, and community partnerships.  Chapters nationwide support the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), United Negro College Fund (UNCF), and the awarding of national scholarships to at least one in each of TLOD’s six geographic areas.  Moreover, TLOD has included in its program, a cooperative peer education facet with Top Teens of America and the National Foundation, March of Dimes.

Membership in TLOD has grown to include thousands of dedicated, concerned, hardworking members.  The Ladies represent a cross-section of resourceful woman power, all of who work in the interest of the more than 4,000 Top Teens.  Top Ladies support other major thrusts of the organization geared toward enhancing the quality of life for our fellow human beings.

Ongoing programs and projects are important to the fulfillment of TLOD’s mission.  As “shapers of change,” members of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. continue their efforts toward “Serving Youth and Adults.”


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