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Archive for Monday, March 31, 2014

Community Wellness Festival returns to Baldwin City

March 31, 2014

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The 13th annual Community Wellness Festival, sponsored by the Baldwin City Recreation Commission and Baker University, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon April 12 at the Collins Center on the Baldwin City campus.

A 5-kilometer run/walk will kick off the event at 8 a.m. at the Collins Center. The entry fee is $10 for individuals and $25 for families. Registration forms are available at the Baldwin City Recreation Office at 705 High St. or baldwinrec.org.

About 70 exhibitors are expected to participate in the free health fair, which annually attracts more than 300 people.

At the festival, free screenings for blood pressure, posture check, body fat, hearing, vision and dental will beprovided.

Additional screenings through Lawrence Memorial Hospital are available, including a total lipid profile with a prostate specific antigen test and several other blood tests to assess healthy body functions. By pre-registering no later than April 4, the lab tests are available for $30 ($40 with PSA test). The day of the festival, lab tests will be $40 ($50 with PSA test). Anyone interested in the tests should not eat or drink anything — water and medications are exceptions — after midnight before having blood drawn. A registration form can be found at bakeru.edu/healthfair.

Registration forms for lab tests are available at Baldwin City Recreation Office, Baldwin Athletic Club, Santa Fe Market, Baldwin City Market and Baker University Student Health Center.

There will be drawings for prizes throughout the event, including bicycles for an adult and for two children. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 200 attendees. All children will receive a free bicycle helmet as long as supplies last.

For more information, contact Sherri Pahcoddy, coordinator of health and counseling services, at 785-594-8409 or sherri.pahcoddy@bakeru.edu.

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