UNC Asheville Hosts Second Annual Health Fair at Kimmel Arena
Mon, 01/09/2012 - 2:09pm
UNC Asheville will host its second annual Health Fair with exhibits from some 40 local health organizations and businesses, from 11 a.m-2 p.m. Thursday, January 12, on the Kimmel Arena concourse. The fair is free and open to the public, with free parking available in the Kimmel Arena parking deck.
The fair will offer health assessments, interactive exhibits, educational materials and product samples. Leading health care providers – including Mission Health Systems and Park Ridge Health; chiropractic practitioners; and specialists in sports medicine, therapeutic massage, eye care, and sexual and reproductive health – will host exhibits. Key public health organizations, and businesses that offer athletic gear and healthy foods will also participate.
The fair was created last year and is led again this year by UNC Asheville senior Health and Wellness major Emily Pineda. “I’m looking to help people – both on and off campus – find and take advantage of all the great resources we have in Asheville to support healthier living,” said Pineda. Junior Carolyn Bacchus is working with Pineda this year on the fair, with plans to lead the effort next year.
For more information including a complete list of participants, please visit the Health Fair website at http://www.facebook.com/uncahealthfair, or call Emily Pineda at 828.773.5812.