WMC host health fair to make healthier community

From staff and press reports

Everyone in the Winston County area had the opportunity to get a free checkup on Sept. 29 with the Winston Medical Center Health Fair and community fun event.

The annual Free Family Health Fair was held in front of Winston Medical Center with dozens of vendors offering advice and products for healthy living. Visitors were could take advantage of the flu shot clinic, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings and even attend health seminars from Winston Medical Center staff.

The Winston Medical Center Relay for Life team also took advantage of the day to begin raising funds for the 2013 Relay for Life event. The 2012 Relay for Life event raised $29,850.00 and event leaders aim to surpass that number in 2013 by starting early and working hard.

The health fair wrapped up at 3 p.m. on that day with hundreds of visitors discovering healthier lifestyles and enjoying fun activities especially for children visitors.