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Lowell Community Health Center to hold Group Hug

The Lowell Community Health Center is scheduled to host Lowell’s largest Group Hug event at 8 a.m. on Aug. 11. The public is invited to join hundreds of staff, patients, and community supporters on the bridge over the Hamilton Canal at 161 Jackson St. to celebrate National Community Health Center Week, which focuses on the critical role that community health centers play in improving the nation’s health. The Group Hug will help increase awareness of and funding for the broad array of services offered at the Lowell Community Health Center that insurers do not cover, including medical interpreting, youth development programs, and community health outreach. Senator Eileen Donoghue is scheduled to speak at the event, now in its second year. For more information about the Lowell Community Health Center, visit www.lchealth.org.

Brenda J. Buote can be reached at brenda.buote@gmail.com.