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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:00 AM

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VAN WERT – The Annual Van Wert County Health Aware Fair is back and scheduled to return to the community on Saturday in Van Wert. This highly anticipated event will be held on the grounds of Van Wert Schools, located at 10708 State Route 118. The fair will take place from 8 a.m.–noon., with scheduled activities occurring throughout the morning.

This year’s 2013 Health Aware Fair is jam-packed with loads of family-friendly activities, health information and giveaways. The expanded event will include free fitness classes, free health screenings and free well-being treatments, all in addition to the invaluable continuation of the annual, reduced-fee blood chemistry profile screening. Attendees will also receive coupons which can be used toward future wellness exams.

The cost for a blood profile screening is $55 for all that schedule today or after, including walk-ins the day of the event. A 12-hour fast is required to perform the blood draw.

The American Red Cross will host a pancake breakfast the morning of the event. Individuals completing the blood profile screening will receive a free pancake breakfast. All others may purchase breakfast for $5.

New this year, the Health Aware Fair committee is teaming up with the Gaylord E. Leslie Wellness Center, Van Wert County Health Department, YMCA, Peak Community Wellness, YWCA and Statewide Ford Lincoln to support the battle against cancer. The community is welcomed to also take part in the fight against cancer by participating in a “Warriors in Pink” 5K Run/Walk event. Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. The 5K Walk/Run will begin at 9 a.m. The cost to participate is $25. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Get active and put fitness to the test. Attend free kickboxing classes, chair yoga classes or zumba classes before indulging in an exuberating chair massage. Participate in a wealth of health screenings, including bone density, lung function, flexibility, balance assessments and more. Take home recipes for healthy food ideas, as well as sample a few.

The Health Aware Fair provides something for individuals of all ages. Good health is important to everyone. Come out; celebrate health and healthy living on Saturday.

The Health Aware Fair is sponsored by the American Red Cross, Van Wert County Hospital and Van Wert Rotary Club. For current Health Aware Fair information, find this event on Facebook or visit the Van Wert County Hospital website at

About Health Aware Fair

The Van Wert County Health Aware Fair is an annual event sponsored by the Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert Rotary Club and the Van Wert County Chapter of the American Red Cross. These three organizations came together in 1994 to combine their individual health fair functions into one community-wide health fair. The purpose in coming together was to combine the individual entity resources of those three non-profit sponsors to provide an annual health education event.

Last Updated on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:26 AM

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