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On Sept. 3, 2014, the fourth annual Wellness Fair was held outside the Bonnie to promote the often challenging practices of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The fair was sponsored by the Peer Health Educators Club, Student Counseling Center, and the Student Health Center. For this year’s fair, over 30 vendors were in attendance. The vendors came from all over the New River Valley to provide information and resources on various health topics to the community.
A few of the vendors in attendance were RU Dining, Radford City Health Department and Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. Topics that were covered ranged from mental health, recreational opportunities, sexual health and general wellness tips. Like in years past, the fair was open to all students, faculty, staff and local community residents free of charge.
To entice visitors to attend the fair, there were a variety of activities and services for people to get involved in. Free massages, blood pressure checks, health tip games, airbrush tattoos, a dunk tank, inflatable fast pitch, hot shot games, health screenings, a free raffle and food were all provided to visitors!
Alexis Steptoe, president of the Peer Health Educators Club at Radford University was very pleased with the turnout of the wellness fair. “This was a very successful event with many attendees and many positives responses,” said Steptoe. The Wellness Fair is the highest profile event for the Peer Health Educators Club throughout the academic year, so a positive reaction is very important to the club.
To ensure that the Wellness Fair ran smoothly, other organizations on campus volunteered to assist with the operations. The fair was a united effort on the part of many organizations on RU’s campus to promote wellness among the community.