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Health Fair to be held at Cape Wellness Center on Wednesday

By Staff | Jan 15, 2011

The fourth annual free Health Fair will be held on Jan. 19 at The Wellness Center of Cape Coral to provide education on numerous diseases and illness for the community.
Salvatore Lacagnina, Lee Memorial Health System vice president of Health and Wellness said they began the fair to provide an educational session for the public surrounding different diseases and illnesses that are very common.
“I don’t think you can do enough of these things,” he said, adding that the Health Fair is just another way to give back to the community.
The fair will provide educational information on common chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, balance disorders, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, depression, dementia, and breast cancer.
Twenty-four stations will be set up during the fair to provide individuals with an opportunity to talk to people about the array of health care needs, services and diseases. Free blood pressure and balance screenings also will be available.
Lacagnina said the fair also will have a fitness station set up that will rotate individuals through seven stations for an overall physical fitness test. Other representatives that will be on hand will talk about brain, heart and lung health, along with providing free skin screenings. A vein specialist will also be at the fair.
There is “a lot that is going to be happening” during the fair, he explained. “It’s a great event to come out to.”
Tours through the Wellness Center, including the pool, exercise rooms and equipment, will be offered to those interested.
In the past the Health Fair has attracted between 200 and 400 people.
For more information, call (239) 573-4800.