St. Bernards Health and Fitness Expo happening April 13-14

SSt. Bernards Medical Group will host the 12th annual Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Health and Fitness Expo will take place at First National Bank Arena, located on the campus of Arkansas State University.

The Health and Fitness Expo begins Saturday, April 13 with the Doc Rock and Run half marathon beginning at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K kicking off at 8 a.m. These races benefit the St. Bernards Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which is the only NICU in the region. The doors to the First National Bank Arena officially open at 9 a.m. with more than 120 organizations being represented at various booths throughout Expo.

The free screenings available will cover adults from head to toe and include: full blood lipid panel consisting of height, weight, blood pressure, glucose, anemia, PSA and BMI testing as well as a cholesterol breakdown; heart screenings; mammograms and vision, foot and skin cancer screenings, among others. Participants are encouraged to fast before the blood screenings for the most accurate results.

Throughout the weekend, Healthy Cooking Kitchen demonstrations will be held featuring local chefs and celebrities, including Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse and KAIT anchor Destiny Quinn. Physician-led panel discussions will focus on advancements in heart health and cancer treatments, as well as diabetes.

On Sunday, all 7th – 12th grade student athletes from public schools in Craighead County have the opportunity to receive a free comprehensive pre-participation evaluation.

Activities for children throughout the weekend include a visit to the Kids Zone, featuring inflatables, Molly the MegaBody, Healthy Treasure Hunt, Gardening Center and more, along with the Kids Rock and Run race, which will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The St. Bernards NICU Reunion will be held at Expo this year. From 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, all St. Bernards NICU graduates are invited to Expo for fun activities, a meet and greet with NICU staff members and photo opportunities. NICU graduates will be leading the kick-off for the Kids Rock and Run Race.

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