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Thursday, March 29, 2012

PRMC HealthFest Health Fair, GEST Speaker Dominique Dawes

James M. Bennett High School

Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the Wicomico County Board of Education invite everyone on the Delmarva Peninsula to join them for HealthFest: An event for all ages, on Saturday, March 31 at James M. Bennett High School. This year’s event, a showcase of healthy exhibits and health screenings, is free and open to the public from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Joining HealthFest as the event’s guest speaker is three-time Olympic gymnast, gold medalist and health advocate Dominique Dawes.

More than 30 different and free health screenings, performed by Peninsula Regional Medical Center health care specialists and other area health care providers, will be available to anyone looking to find out how healthy they actually are, and to learn what they can do to lead a healthier and more productive lifestyle. Those requiring advance registration, to avoid long lines, include ABI-Lower Body Circulation Screening, Prostate Screening and Clinical Breast Exam. Registration will be accepted from Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16 from 9:00 a.m. until Noon each day or until all available appointments have been filled by calling 410-543-7139. Also available will be Total Cholesterol and Blood Glucose (Blood Sugar) tests, which do not need advance registration but do require all participants to have nothing to eat or drink for at least 8 hours prior to the screenings.

Dawes, who speaks nationally on fitness and health and as a result was named the Co-Chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, was a member of the “Magnificent Seven” 1996 U.S. team that won the gold medal at the summer games in Atlanta. She will speak at 11:30 a.m. on fitness, exercise and staying healthy. She will be available for autographs and photos following her presentation.

At various times during the event, HealthFest will also offer participants a fun walk, a K-9 demonstration, a rock climbing wall and obstacle course, a health corner for kids, Zumba exercise and chair aerobics demonstrations, a special needs cheer demo and a healthy cooking demonstration. Plus, meet the mascots from UMES, Salisbury University and Sherman the Shorebird. The daVinci Surgical System Robot will be on exhibit, giving anyone interested a “hands on” opportunity to test the robot, and see, first-hand, how the technology is used at PRMC during revolutionary cutting edge surgeries. Over 40 additional exhibitors and vendors will also join HealthFest with valuable information on their services.

For more information on HealthFest: An event for all ages, call 410-543-7137.

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