Laurel Health Fair 2018

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Nanticoke Health Services is pleased to host its 6th annual Heart of Good Health: A Community Health Event & Partner Expo on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Laurel High School located at 1133 South Central Avenue in Laurel, Delaware. The mission of this event is to provide the Western Sussex County community with education and information on many aspects of living a healthy lifestyle.

There will be healthy living demonstrations and many activities for the entire family throughout the day. Health professionals will be on hand and several health screenings will be available. This year’s FREE health screenings will include cholesterol, glucose, vision, blood pressure and more. Cholesterol and A1C/glucose screenings start at 9:00 am and a 12-hour fasting period is suggested. Pre-registration is NOT required.

Health information and interactive displays on heart risk factors, body mass index (BMI), stroke awareness, healthy eating, diabetes, cancer, and much more will be also available. Vendors will include many health care providers, other non-profit organizations and private businesses that provide services for the community.

For sports fans, Washington Redskins Running Back Chris Thompson will be signing autographs from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Community members are invited to bring an item for Mr. Thompson to sign. Autographs are free, but merchandise will NOT be sold at the event. In order to give everyone a chance to meet Mr. Thompson, autographs will be limited to one per person. Make sure to get in line early for your autograph!

Nanticoke Health Services is also offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance for one lucky local youth to have a special meet and greet with Mr. Thompson at this year’s health fair! Nominees must be between the ages of 5 and 16 and be a Delmarva resident. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 2. To submit your nomination, visit www.nanticoke.org/healthfair and fill out the form under the “Nanticoke Grants a Wish” section.

Nanticoke would like to thank the Laurel School District and the Laurel and Western Sussex communities for their continued support of this great event. Last year’s event was a huge success! Nanticoke would also like to thank our sponsors: Fabulously Fit Sponsors – Nanticoke Medical Staff and the Kim and Evans Family Foundation; and Active Living Sponsors – Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle and Walgreens.

The health fair is FREE and open to everyone in the community so bring your family, friends and neighbors! For more information or updates on available activities at the event, visit www.nanticoke.org/healthfair or call 302-629-6611, extension 8948.

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