2016 Spring into Health Fair

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Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce

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For the second year in a row, Project Mend-A-House (PMAH) and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce are partnering to present the Spring Into Health Fair on Saturday, April 9. The event runs from 10:00 a. m.-2:00 p. m. at the Hylton Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington located at 5070 Dale Boulevard in Woodbridge. This free, family-friendly event is a great opportunity for residents of the Prince William region to check in on their health and ask questions in a no-pressure environment. Interested participants can learn more at SpringIntoHealthFair.com or by calling the Prince William Chamber at 571-765-7570.
The Spring Into Health Fair will feature over a dozen free health screenings and assessments including mobility, memory, pediatric dentistry and baseline impact concussion screenings. There will be something for the entire family: healthy activity demonstrations, an exhibit hall featuring community resources, free snacks, Triple Play Kids Fitness Zone and a chance to win one of five $100 VISA gift cards!
“We at the Prince William Chamber of Commerce have been focusing more and more of our efforts on partnerships in recent years.  The Spring Into Health Fair offers an opportunity to fulfill the mission of the Chamber’s Health and Wellness Council: to promote employee wellness within the workplace by connecting businesses and individuals with preventative measures and services available to improve health and the quality of life. This is a win-win for our area,” said Debbie Jones, President and CEO of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. She went on to note that healthy families lead to increased likelihood of productivity in the workplace and at school, a key reason why the business community takes an interest in the health of the people of greater Prince William.
Project Mend-A-House is a volunteer-driven organization focusing on neighbors helping neighbors while the Prince William Chamber of Commerce strives to be a partner for an enhanced quality of life for the people of Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. PWL Spring Into Health Fair is a joint venture between two community partners leveraging the talents and resources of each for the greater good.
 “We are so excited to once again present the Spring Into Health Fair. By partnering with the Chamber we are able to increase the number of people who feel empowered to take control of their health and improve their lives,” said Jennifer Bolles, Executive Director of PMAH. “We are grateful to our sponsors and the healthcare community for their enthusiasm for this event. For the people PMAH serves, health can become an afterthought as they struggle to prioritize pressing issues like home repairs and modifications for disabilities. This event provides a space to come and talk to healthcare providers; to ask questions and develop a plan of action knowing you aren’t going to be charged. Spring Into Healthtakes some of the fear out of being proactive about wellness.”
A volunteer committee of close to twenty health and senior care providers, including Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center and Novant Health UVA Health System has come together to help plan the event. Jodie Houser, the Project Mend-A-House Community Connections Coordinator, is chair of the committee.
Sponsors include Tribute at Heritage Village, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and Fusion Physical Therapy. Additional sponsorships are available. For information on sponsorship or exhibiting opportunities, contact Christine DiModica at cdimodica@pwchamber.org or 571-765-7570.


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