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Wheeling Health Right announces two upcoming health fairs

WHEELING — Wheeling Health Right is inviting the public to come be proactive and learn what is best for their health during two upcoming health fairs in Wheeling.

The first is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Wheeling Park ice rink, and is geared specifically toward women’s issues. The event is being presented by Wheeling Health Right in partnership with The Health Plan, Truth Chapter 2 of the Order of the Eastern Star and YWCA Wheeling.

There will be information available there pertaining to such issues as breast cancer awareness, ovarian cancer and family planning, according to Kathie Brown, executive director of Wheeling Health Right.

“They will do a lot of fun things with women,” she said. “We are encouraging everybody to come. It is a women’s health fair, and there will not be additional vendors as there are at the other fair.

“There will be COVID and flu vaccines and information specific to women.”

The second health fair, Wheeling Health Right’s own, encompasses “everything” when it comes to health care, according to Brown.

It will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at the Wheeling Health Right clinic located at 61-29th St. in South Wheeling.

At least 50 vendors are expected to participate, Brown said. Last year, over 100 people attended.

The event is geared to everybody, she continued. There will be blood pressure checks, as well as another opportunity for COVID and flu vaccinations. West Virginia University dental students will be on hand to discuss dental health.

In addition, there will also be a chance auction as part of the event.

To receive a ticket, participants need only visit each vendor at the fair and prizes will be awarded, Brown explained.

“You go to each table and hear what they have to say, and there are a lot of fun items,” she said. “There’s free stuff at every table. Plus, there is free lunch.”

Additional parking has been pre-arranged underneath Interstate 470, Brown added.

“We try to empower people to try and understand their health the best they can,” she said. “People can protect themselves and can ward things off if they know about it. These fairs help people to take responsibility for their own health care and see what they can do differently.”

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