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Student poses with balloons at California University of Pennsylvania. Student poses with balloons at California University of Pennsylvania.


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Fran Fayish

Posted on August 8, 2012

Cal U students and other members of the campus community will find “A Wealth of Health” at California University’s 25th annual Health Fair, set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 12 on the main campus in California, Pa.

The public may attend the free event, which is coordinated by the Cal U Health and Wellness Education Center.

This year’s event will be held in the south conference wing of Cal U’s new Convocation Center. More than 30 representatives of the health care industry will staff booths addressing health and wellness topics such as diabetes, smoking cessation, orthopedics and more. Blood pressure and blood glucose screenings will be offered, as well as screenings for skin, dental and foot problems. Attendees can learn their body-mass index or, for a fee, receive a flu shot administered by staff from Centerville Clinics.

The first 1,000 health fair attendees will receive a soft backpack, and T-shirts will be distributed randomly throughout the day.

A local disc jockey will provide music in the Convocation Center courtyard, and clowns, temporary tattoo artists and caricature artists will provide entertainment. Healthful whole-wheat pizza and other complimentary refreshments will be available.

Off-campus sponsors of the event include 1st Stepp Family Chiropractic; Adagio Health; Aetna CHIP; AVI FoodSystems; Avon; Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Laurel Region; California Cosmetic and Family Dental; California Family Medicine; Canonsburg General Hospital; Central Blood Bank; Centerville Clinics; Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania; Dr. Bernard Dolobach; Fayette Podiatry Associates Inc.; Greenbriar Treatment Center; Highlands Hospital; Highmark Blue Shield; Making Strides Against Breast Cancer; Mary Kay Cosmetics; Martinelli Eye and Laser Center; Mon Valley YMCA; Monongahela Valley Hospital; Orthopedic and Sports PTA Inc.; Porreca Chiropractic Center Inc.; Pregnancy Resource Center of South Hills; SPHS C.A.R.E. Center STARS; Redstone Pharmacy; Washington Drug an Alcohol Commission Inc.; and Washington Ob/Gyn Associates.