Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Public invited to Saint Xavier University’s 5th Annual Health Fair on March 28

Chicago (Feb. 27, 2008) – Free health screenings, assessments and information are available at Saint Xavier University’s 5th Annual Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, March 28, in the Shannon Center, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. The fair is free and open to the public.

“It is important that people of all ages have the opportunity to learn how to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle,” said Jennifer Kjos, facility manager of Saint Xavier University’s Shannon Center and organizer of the event. “The SXU Health Fair is a one-stop shop to receive free health screenings, instructions, mini massages and much more provided by local vendors.”

Those attending the fair can take advantage of free screenings and testing services for blood pressure, body mass index, foot screenings, cervical spine screenings, injury assessments, postural assessment, shoe assessments and more. Information will be available on mental health, heart disease and stroke prevention, nutrition and heath and wellness. A body fat screening is available for $15 per person, and vendors will be selling some of their products.

Cholesterol and metabolic panel screenings will be held Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26 from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Cost is $15 for cholesterol screening and $30 for cholesterol and basic metabolic panel. Appointment is required for screenings! To make an appointment call the Health Fair hotline (773) 298-3592.

Neighborhood vendors will be at the fair to share health information with the community, including Little Company of Mary Hospital, Illinois Department of Public Health’s Office of Women’s Health, Greenwood Chiropractic Care Center, OccuSport, Core Fitness and Physical Therapy, Advocate Christ Hospital Cardiac Rehab, Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy, Running for Kicks, Pass Health Foods, Veggie Bites, Evergreen Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Machon & Machon, Great American Bagel, Subway, Panera, Chartwells Energy Zone, Advocate Trinity Hospital, Heartland Blood Center, Well Group Health Partners, TCF Bank, Cook County Department of Health, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Chiro One Wellness Centers, American Heart Association, Jungle Gym, Healthy Dining Chicago, and Accelerated Rehab.

Representatives from Saint Xavier University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the SXU Ludden Speech and Language Clinic, SXU Health Center, SXU Employee Services, the SXU School of Nursing, Office of Counseling and Career Services and the Shannon Center will also be present at the fair. Health-related books will be available for purchase at 40 percent off at the SXU Bookstore table.

Refreshments and free mini massages will also be available. For more information, please call the Health Fair hotline at (773) 298-3592 or visit


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