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IL: Community Invited to Annual Health Fair

September 08, 2014

by Office of Communications

Midwestern University (MWU) invites area residents to visit the annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, October 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Downers Grove Park District Recreation Center, 4500 Belmont Road, Downers Grove, Illinois.

Join us at the Health Fair for an opportunity to receive flu shots, screen for various health risks, partake in interactive activities at more than 30 health information booths, and learn effective ways to make positive health behavioral changes. The seasonal flu shots supply will be limited and will not be available for children under 17 years old.

All are welcome at the free Health Fair which is designed to assist a wide range of community members from young children to senior citizens. New this year is a children's health section which includes a Teddy Bear Clinic, fire truck tour, car seat safety checks, poison prevention information, pediatric health and education, interactive dosing and measurements for children's medications, and more. At the Teddy Bear Clinic, children can bring their favorite stuffed animals (or dolls) to the fair for activities designed to help dispel fears about doctor visits. Children will take their stuffed animals through various scenarios of medical treatments and learn more about the different healthcare team roles. The goal of the teddy bear clinic is to help children learn the importance of doctor visits and become comfortable if they ever need to seek medical attention.

The Health Fair is made possible through the support of students and faculty at Midwestern University and the following Downers Grove community resources: Park District, Police Department, Fire Department, Public Library and AAA Automobile Club. Community members are encouraged to bring canned food donations to the fair to support the Downers Grove FISH Pantry, a Christian organization that helps community members in need.

More information about the Community Health Fair can be found at

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For more information, please contact:
Office of Communications
630.515.7333 (IL) or 623.572.3353 (AZ)