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Posted on August 28, 2017

Fruit arranged into the shape of a heart.

30th annual Health Fair
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sept. 20, 2017
Convocation Center 

Cal U's Health Education Awareness Resource Team (HEART) goes retro, bringing back a M*A*S*H theme last used in the 1990s for its 30th annual Cal U Health Fair.

The free event on Sept. 20 is open to Cal U students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the local community.

More than 50 healthcare industry representatives will staff booths addressing health and wellness topics such as diabetes, smoking cessation, orthopedics, healthy eating and more.

The movie M*A*S*H will be shown continuously during the fair. Cal U’s

Veterans Club and ROTC will help to give the fair a M*A*S*H* feel — perfect for photos — by setting up pup-tents draped in camouflage nets and stocked with military equipment.

Attendees seeking a challenge can take part in two-minute military fitness tests consisting of pushups, sit-ups and pull-ups. Each participant will receive a certificate, and prizes will be awarded to the top male and female in each category.

Informational pamphlets and a variety of giveaways will be available, along with mini-massages and foam-roller stretches. Campus radio station WCAL will broadcast from the Convocation Courtyard.

Featured Events

•  Central Blood Bank will conduct a blood drive and bone marrow screening from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. in the Convocation Center’s north conference wing. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended via the blood bank’s mobile app or by contacting Cal U’s Center for Volunteer Programs and Service Learning at 724-938-4794. 

The blood drive is especially timely because September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, program organizers say. Each year nearly 160,000 American children are diagnosed with cancer and require transfusions of blood or platelets.

•  Rite-Aid pharmacy staff will administer flu shots for a fee; insurance cards will be accepted.

•  Participants can take part in a variety of screenings, including blood pressure and blood glucose tests, spinal analysis and pulse oximetry tests.

•  Stop The Bleed kits will be available as part of a nationwide campaign that raises awareness about bleeding emergencies and empower bystanders to act quickly and save lives.

Contact us

For more information about the health fair, contact Cal U nurse practitioner Fran Fayish at fayish@calu.edu or at 724-938-5922. 

Meet Our Health Fair Exhibitors

Off-campus:

1st Stepp Family Chiropractic

Adagio Health

Allegheny Health Network (Forbes and Allegheny General hospitals)

Amedysis Hospice of Pennsylvania

AVI FoodSystems

Avon

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region

Caricatures by Manuela

Center in the Woods

Centerville Clinics

Central Blood Bank

Central Wellness Outreach Center

Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Fayette County Community Action Agency

Greenbriar Treatment Center

Hamilton Chiropractic

Healthcheck Home Health Care Services

LipSense

Mary Kay Cosmetics

Mental Health America of Southwestern PA

Monongahela Valley Hospital

Operation Lifesaver

Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy Associates

Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania

Redstone Pharmacy

Rite-Aid Pharmacy

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services STTARS Program

Synergy Springs Soul Center

The Physical Therapy Institute

Uniontown Hospital

Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission

Washington Health Systems

Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission

Womancare Associates Allegheny

On-campus:

Campus Ministry

Career and Professional Development Center

Communication Disorders Department

Counseling Center

End Violence Center,

Women’s Center,

Global Online

Health and Wellness Center

Office of Military ad Veterans Affairs

Office of Academic Success

Office for Students with Disabilities

Options@Cal U

Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU)

Physical Therapist Assistant Club

Prevention Awareness Recovery Center

Recreational Services Department

ROTC

Student Activities Board