UNC Asheville Hosts Third Annual Health Fair at Kimmel Arena
Fri, 02/15/2013 - 3:47pm
UNC Asheville will host its third annual Health Fair with exhibits from some 40 local health organizations and businesses, from 11 a.m-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 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 Health Fair will offer free chair massages, and will include participation by acupuncturists, chiropractic practitioners and specialists in sexual and reproductive health. Leading health care providers such as Mission Health Systems, and public health organizations focused on healthy weight and nutrition, including UNC Asheville's North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness, will also participate.
This student-founded and run event will be led this year by Carolyn Bacchus, a UNC Asheville senior majoring in health and wellness. Says Bacchus, "My purpose is to let people experience what Western North Carolina has to offer in all dimensions of health and wellness. This year, our participants will be giving away more than $2,000 in free samples of services and products. I want to invite everyone to come and enjoy the activities and the many health and wellness items being given away."
For more information including a complete list of participants, please visit the Health Fair facebook page or call Carolyn Bacchus at 704.651.3509.
The list of participants includes:
Asheville City School's Foundation
Asheville Eye Associates
Buncombe County SPA
Climbmax Climbing Center
Creating Health and Harmony
Crohn's Patient Advocate Program, AbbVie
Foot Rx Asheville, Inc.
GreenHands Healing Center
Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville
It Works Independent Distributor
Kids in Parks - Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
Living Points Community Acupuncture Clinic
Mary Lynn Manns, ZUMBA for People with Two Left Feet
Mission Health Respiratory Care
Mission Heart Services
Mission Sports Medicine
North Asheville Tailgate Market
North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness at UNC Asheville
Real Fitness For Life
Ripley Drug and Compounding
Sanctuary Massage Therapy
The Active Choice
Wells Family Chiropractic
WNC Advance Care Planning Community Initiative
WNC AIDS Project
WNC Birth Center
WNC Farmer's Market
WNC Geriatric Care Management