Medical, pharmacy schools to host Community Health & Wellness Fair

BUIES CREEK — Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences will host the inaugural Community Health and Wellness Fair Saturday, May 3, at the Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences on the Campbell University Health Sciences Campus. The event, free and open to the public, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students, faculty, and staff from the medical and pharmacy schools, as well as more than a dozen local vendors, will provide health-related information, activities and services during the fair. That will include body fat screenings, blood pressure and blood sugar monitoring, an EMS expo, drunken driving simulations, osteopathic manipulation demonstrations and mental acuity activities for the elderly.

Other information, educational resources, and awareness campaigns will focus on physical fitness and nutrition for children, heart disease, regular physical exams, intramural sports, smoking and tobacco, faith and medicine, medicine and technology, physical fitness and nutrition for children, and the practices of physician assistants and DOs.

In addition to the School of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, the local organizations and vendors who will have booth are listed below:

Harnett County Sherriff’s Office

nutrient company Vemma

Campbell University Health Center

Western & Southern Life Insurance Co.

Peace of Mind, Inc. Outpatient Counseling

Total Body Therapy and Wellness

Children’s Developmental Services Agency

Creek Coffee

Cape Fear Fitness

Colborn Eye Care

Nonna’s Bistro

Jernigan’s Nursery & Trading Post

My Eyes Optometry

The first 250 attendees will receive free tote bags.