SUNO's annual health and wellness fair moves to new semester, location - Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The Southern University at
New Orleans (SUNO) Family Wellness Fair will be on Wednesday, September 15 from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Health & Physical Education Building at 6400 Press
Drive. The event is free and open to the public with free screenings for
cholesterol, diabetes, stress, HIV/AIDS, blood pressure, depression and
anxiety. There will also be guest speakers along with free food and
"We want to provide medical and psychological wellness tips and
information to our SUNO family as well as the general community," says Corrine
Shelton, the coordinator of the fair and SUNO's mental health counselor.
Shelton says that the African-American community should be particularly
concerned about diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and stress.
Past SUNO Family Wellness Fairs have served as many as 500 to 600 people,
according to Shelton. "We're also excited to have the fair in the gym,
where it's cooler," she says.
The fair, which started as an annual spring
event in 2007, had traditionally been held on the Lake Campus, under a tent
where many University events had been held, post-Katrina.
The event is sponsored by the University's Lyceum Committee. For more
information call (504) 286-5363 or 5374.