Inaugural Crozet Health Fair, One-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk Set for Oct. 18

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crozet_health_fair_2009The first Crozet Health and Wellness Fair will be held Sunday, October 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Crozet Baptist Church on St. George Avenue in Crozet. This free event, sponsored by the Crozet Business Networking Group, is designed to promote healthy living for all ages. It will bring together more than 20 Crozet health care professionals who will provide free health screenings, education, assessments and other services.

There will be local food vendors and activities for children. The event will also feature a one-mile family fun run/walk, led by Melissa Miller, starting at 2 p.m. at the church.

The Crozet Health Fair will offer free seasonal flu shots for children without insurance, cholesterol checks, child fingerprinting, massage, glaucoma tests, oral cancer screenings, body mass index (BMI) measurements, blood pressure screenings, audiogram, orthodontic screenings, energy field screenings, posture analysis, and sleep disorder screenings. Meet your local health care providers and find new resources right in Crozet.

Starting at 2 p.m., presentations and demonstrations on topics such as first-aid, stress management, and healthy cooking/nutrition, will take place every 30 minutes.

No appointments or pre-registration are needed; attendees will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Exhibitors will include ACAC Crozet; Albemarle Co. Sheriff’s Office; American HomePatient; Anytime Fitness; Augusta Health Internal Medicine; CHIYU Massage and Reflexology; Connections Chiropractic Center; Crozet Blue Ridge Dental; Crozet Family Medicine; Crozet Eye Care, Optometrists; Crozet Internal Medicine; Crozet Pediatrics at CCHC; Dr. David Maybee, DDS; Drs. Rice & Associates; Encompass Therapy, LLC; Hamer & Hamer, DDS, Orthodontics; Lauren W. Morris-State Farm; Legacy Hospice; M2 Personal Training; Mountainside Senior Living; PT Plus Physical Therapy and Wellness Center; UVA Family Medicine–Crozet; Vision Solutions, LLC; Western Albemarle Rescue Squad; and Your Body Balanced.

The Crozet Baptist Church’s Parish Nursing Ministry is hosting the event. The mission of the Crozet Business Networking Group is to serve the community and support local businesses.

For more information, call 
Dr. Shannon Franklin, 823-4441; Lauren Morris, 823-1899; or Dr. Brice Jackson, 823-2199.