Gannon to Host 10th Annual Wellness Fair
Posted: February 17, 2014
With a new year comes a fresh start and what better way to kick
that off than with a reminder of the importance of living a healthy
life style? Organizers of this year's Gannon University's Wellness
Fair, Hang 10 for Wellness, hope to bring a healthy mix of surf,
sun, and tropical fun, with an emphasis on health and wellness for
students and staff and faculty at Gannon, in the upcoming spring
and summer seasons.
The fair will provide access to important health indicators such
as blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, bone density scans and
body mass index (BMI). Gannon faculty, staff and students will have
an opportunity to measure where they stand in those areas and
others during the University's annual Wellness Fair, to be held
from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 18th.
The fair will be held in the Waldron Campus Center, 124 West 7th
St., and will include more than 20 outside vendors as well as over
12 vendors from Gannon, all promoting aspects of health and
wellness. Last year the event drew attention from more than 400
students, faculty and staff who all walked away with a better
awareness of themselves and their lifestyle.
"The fair is designed to help raise awareness of relevant health
issues, differentiate between wellness 'myths and facts' and
reinforce to participants the importance of continually monitoring
their numbers. Prevention is the primary goal," said Michelle B.
Wagner, assistant director of recreation and wellness at Gannon.
"The fair will provide our employees and students the tools to
better assess their overall health and the resources to make any
Participants will be able to take advantage of a number of
health-related screenings and will be able to participate in and
have the opportunity to watch various cooking demos and fitness
related activities. "We want to reinforce the idea that a healthy
life style can be fun," Wagner said.