This Saturday Mount Zion United Methodist Church will host the Cleveland Community Health Fair where local residents can find out more about many of the great health-related services we have right here, close to home.
“We want to connect people who live locally with great services offered right here in the Cleveland Community so they don’t have to drive as far to find what they need,” says Theresa Jack, one of the organizers of the event. “We want to showcase the many great businesses and services available that people might not have heard of yet.”
The Third Cleveland Community Health Fair promises to be even better than last year’s by showcasing many new vendors as well as bringing back the ones most popular in the past, including bone density scans offered by Raleigh Radiology. Over 50 exhibitors in all will be there ranging in services from dentists, pharmacists, chiropractors, physical therapists, senior services of all sorts, Diabetes experts, family strengthening groups, cancer support, massage therapy, health and fitness providers, life coaches, veterinarians and hunter education.
There are several new exhibitors for 2013. Rescue Ur Forever Friend (RUFF) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit rescue organization in Garner and they will be at the Health Fair showcasing some of their adoptable pets. Cleveland Community’s Aslan Pediatric Therapy will highlight the services they offer for kids and Johnson’s Compounding Pharmacy will be offering free hormone balancing consultations. Canine Companions for Independence, the veterinarians and the family-focused groups are all new.
Attendees won’t want to miss the Diabetes Academy mini-classes being offered at 10 a.m. and noon by Novo Nordisk.
There are plenty of activities for the children as well. A Johnston County Sheriff’s Deputy, the fire department and the EMS will be on site, allowing the kids to explore the vehicles. Kids can also create veggie sculptures at The Produce Box booth. And when those kids get hungry, the Mount Zion Youth Group will have healthy breakfast & lunch items, drinks, and snacks for sale with the proceeds helping to fund their mission trips.
Area businesses have donated door prizes worth hundreds of dollars for the Cleveland Community Health Fair attendees. Lowes Foods is offering two gift cards and all attendees will receive a coupon for a month of Lowes Foods to Go service for free. There is also a massage from Crossroads Wellness and Rehab, free samples of wild game meats from Hunters’ Education, free shelter rental from Garner Parks and Rec, two boxes of farm-fresh produce from The Produce Box, one-month memberships to Fit For Life and free samples and gift certificates from Juiced-Up of Clayton.
The Cleveland Community Health Fair will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at Mount Zion United Methodist Church. The church is located at 15772 NC Highway 50 North in Garner.
Contact Mary Lahr Cain at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-552-5675.