Family Health Expo

The Illinois Heart and Lung Foundation will host the Family Expo at the Shirk Center on April 2

The Family Health Expo will be held from 3-7 p.m., Tuesday at the Illinois Wesleyan Shirk Center. The event is free to attend.

The Family Health Expo was formerly known as Women’s Health Night and is expanding its services to incorporate the family this year.

“Women’s Health Night began, to reach out and educate women regarding their health. Typically, women take care of their family first, leaving them vulnerable to their own health issues. Women also have different warning signs if they are having a heart attack. The Foundation goal is to create awareness of what are the signs," said Kathi Franklin, Executive Director of the Illinois Heart & Lung Foundation.

"Fast forward, to have healthier women, men and children, we need to educate the entire family. The Family Health Expo is an evening for the whole family or individual to have fun and engage with health professionals,” said Franklin. 

The goal of the expo is to provide education and resources for the mind, body and soul.

A variety of vendors will be participating to meet those needs and offer opportunities to get moving for attendees of all ages.

Additionally, the expo will have health and fitness screening opportunities for adults and children.

RACHEL SCHOLLMEIER is a features reporter for The Vidette. Contact her at Follow her on Twitter @r_schollmeier.

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