The annual “Family Wellness Fair” will be held this Wednesday, May 10, from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hospital and Clinics. The “Family Wellness Fair” is a community wide event offering families of all ages a night of entertainment and education about the local resources available to them, plus many free health testing opportunities. This fun-filled family event is free and open to all members of the community of any age.
New this year, visitors to the fair can participate in the “Be the Match” stem cell sampling which will be provided by the hospital’s Laboratory. This is the same program that Robyn Roberts from Good Morning America endorses following her own successful bone marrow transplant match 10 years ago. A blood stem cell donation can be a cure for blood cancer, sickle cell, and other deadly diseases. Many patients and their families are counting on drives like this to find their match. The process is simple and painless and will be available for all visitors to the fair.
Gundersen Medical Clinic will also be hosting a ‘Teddy Bear Clinic’ that evening and giving tours of their remodeled facility.
Entertainment will be provided, plus over 40 exhibitors will have tables on display providing demonstrations, games and crafts for the entire family. Veterans Memorial Hospital staff will be on hand to perform a number of free health tests. Plus over 100 door prizes will be given away throughout the evening. All visitors to the “Family Wellness Fair” are eligible to win just by signing in at the registration table as they enter the fair.
All visitors to the Family Wellness Fair are asked to enter the fair through the Medical Clinic main entrance near fire truck. Parking will be available at both the clinic and hospital lots as well as all street parking.
Everyone in the area communities is welcome to attend this free event, sponsored by Veterans Memorial Hospital.