FitFest scheduled for Wednesday
Published 7:17 pm Monday, February 15, 2010
from staff reports
The 16th annual FitFest will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Brewton Area YMCA.
The program will be held on the old basketball court.
Participants will be able to receive free Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Blood Sugar Screening. Fasting — no food after midnight — is recommended for accurate testing. Be sure to arrive early, have your screenings done, then enjoy the health exhibits, the fellowship and refreshments.
The Health Fair begins at 7:30 a.m. Other exciting programs featured that day begin at 9 a.m. They include “Fitness 24/7 at the YMCA” by Vivian Layton, senior program director at the Brewton Area YMCA; “Update on Matters of the Heart” by Dr. Jimmy Atkinson of D. W. McMillan Memorial Hospital; “Home Safety and Identity Theft” by Michael Lambert, chief deputy at the Escambia County Sherriff’s Office; and several health related exhibitors.
This free service to the Brewton and surrounding areas is sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System in partnership with D. W. McMillan Memorial Hospital, Brewton Area YMCA, and Med-South of Brewton, Inc.
For more information, call Marcia DeGraaf at 809-8309, Vivian Layton or Georgia Lanier at 867- 9622 or Carolyn Bivins at 867-7760.