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For Immediate Release
March 20, 2017

IPFW Hosts 28th Annual Health Fair: Free and Open to the Public

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The 28th annual Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Health Fair, "Be Empowered: Take Charge of Your Health," will be held Wednesday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Walb Student Union, 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard.

The event is free and open to the public. Dozens of free health screenings will be offered, including bone density, blood pressure, blood sugar, BMI, body fat, depression, foot, hearing, HIV, skin cancer, sleep, heart disease risk, sexual health, and spiritual health.

Blood health profile screenings will be done at a cost of $28 for the general public, and $14 for university faculty, staff, students, and retirees. Lipid and glucose screenings will be available at a cost of $16 for the general public, and free for IPFW faculty, staff, students, and retirees.

More than 90 health education booths will be on display at the fair, along with “Be Empowered” nutritious cooking presentations, refreshments, and gift drawings. Information and performances promoting wellness will be featured, including various ways to de-stress your life through therapy dogs, fitness, music, art, and gardening.
The IPFW Health Fair is sponsored by Indiana–Purdue Student Government Association (IPSGA); Center for Healthy Living: Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs; the Department of Nursing; the university's Peer Educator Program; Human Resources and Office of Institutional Equity; IPFW Athletics; and STAR 88.3.

For more information, visit the website or contact Judy Tillapaugh at 260-481-6647 or tillapau@ipfw.edu.

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