St. Bernards Medical Group will host the 11th annual Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 15 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Health and Fitness Expo will take place at First National Bank Arena, located on the campus of Arkansas State University.
The Health and Fitness Expo begins Saturday, April 14 with the Doc Rock and Run half marathon beginning at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K kicking off at 7:30 a.m. These races benefit the St. Bernards Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which is the only NICU in the region.
The doors to the First National Bank Arena officially open at 9 a.m. with more than 120 organizations being represented at various booths throughout Expo.
The free screenings available will cover adults from head to toe and include: full blood lipid panel consisting of height, weight, blood pressure, glucose, anemia, and BMI testing as well as a cholesterol breakdown; heart screenings; prostate screenings; mammograms and skin cancer screenings, among others.
Throughout the weekend, Healthy Cooking Kitchen demonstrations will be held featuring local chefs and celebrities, including Miss Arkansas Maggie Benton, KAIT meteorologist Justin Logan, and A-State Basketball Coach Mike Balado. Physician-led panel discussions will focus on battling the opioid epidemic, as well as advancements in heart health and cancer treatments.
On Sunday, all 7th – 12th grade student athletes from public schools in Craighead County have the opportunity to receive a free comprehensive pre-participation evaluation.
Activities for children throughout the weekend include a visit to the Kids Zone, featuring inflatables, Molly the MegaBoy, Healthy Treasure Hunt, Gardening Center, an interactive tennis demonstration and more, along with the Kids Rock and Run race, which will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information, go to www.stbexpo.com or find us on Twitter and Facebook.