UMES hosts Health and Wellness Fair on campus April 13

PRINCESS ANNE — Over 60 exhibitors will promote healthy living and prevention through screenings and informational displays April 13 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s 18th annual Health and Wellness Festival.


The free event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Services Center (SSC) ballroom is followed this year by the inaugural presentation in the Dr. Nicholas Blanchard Health Care Speakers Series at 3 p.m. in SSC theatre.

Alex Azar II

Alex Azar II

Alex Azar II, president of biopharmaceutical company Lilly USA and Salisbury native, will give a motivational presentation on business and personal success.  Azar, a Yale Law School and Dartmouth graduate, has spent the past 15 years in health care.


“Some 400 participants of all ages take advantage of the Health and Wellness Festival, a vital community service, each year,” said Lauresa Wigfall, event chair and director of the university’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Prevention Program.


Exhibitors representing community agencies, health organizations, UMES and area businesses will promote healthy living and prevention through informational displays and screenings.  Free screenings include blood pressure, stroke risk assessment, sleep testing, blood glucose, fitness, body composition, strength, flexibility and posture.  Participants, Wigfall said, also can take part in interactive demonstrations throughout the day.


Call 410-651-6385 for more information.


— Gail Stephens is the assistant director in the Office of Public Relations at UMES.

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