Archive for Thursday, March 20, 2008

Wellness Festival to run April 5

Free bicycle helmets for youngsters will again be available this year at the Community Wellness Festival, which is held at Baker University April 5.

Free bicycle helmets for youngsters will again be available this year at the Community Wellness Festival, which is held at Baker University April 5.

March 20, 2008

The sixth annual Community Wellness Festival, a free health fair for the Baldwin City community, is set for 9 a.m. to noon April 5 at the Collins Center, Sixth and Fremont streets.

More than 50 exhibitors are expected to participate in the festival, which draws more than 300 people annually.

The festival will provide free screenings for blood pressure, posture check, body fat, bone density, hearing, lung volume and vision.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital will provide a total lipid profile with a prostate specific antigen test. Registration is required for the screenings. Pre-register by March 26 and the lab tests are available for $30 ($40 with PSA test). Sign up the day of the festival and the lab tests will be $40 ($50 with PSA test). Registration forms are available at Baker University's Harter Union and various Baldwin businesses.

There will be drawings for prizes, including bicycles for an adult and two children. Free T-shirts will be provided to the first 200 attendees. All children will receive a free bicycle helmet. The first 200 attendees will receive a free T-shirt.

For more information, contact Debbie Guenther at 594-8409 or debbie.guenther@bakeru.edu. Anyone needing transportation to the festival should call Jackie Lorenzen at 594-2409.

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