photo of staff at Latino Family FestivalWhile the Boston Red Sox were away on Aug. 4, there were still plenty of games to play at Fenway Park during the Latino Family Festival – a community health and fitness event featuring information tables, activities and music. Members of the MGH Committee for Latino Initiatives, and staff from MGH Neurology, Pediatrics, and Police, Security and Outside Services offered educational materials, candy and movie passes. Visitors also could enter to win bicycles and tickets to Canobie Lake Park and a New England Revolution soccer game.

“As a proud Latina and MGH employee, I was beyond excited to represent the hospital’s Police and Security Department at this year’s festival,” says Karen Mejia, a security officer in MGH Police, Security and Outside Services. “Being able to make children smile when handing them stickers and coloring books, speak with parents about internet safety, and discuss the department with community members was an amazing experience. The connections I made were priceless and I am already looking forward to doing it again next summer.”