Free Health and Wellness Expo set for September 12 at Paul D. Camp Community College’s Workforce Center

Diabetes has touched the lives of so many people we know. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), one out of every three children born in this country after 2000 will be directly affected by the disease.
An upcoming free event is focused on educating people and raising awareness about diabetes. The annual Victory over Diabetes Health and Wellness Expo is slated to do just that on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Paul D. Camp Community College Regional Workforce Development Center, 100 North College Drive, Franklin.
“Diabetes kills more people in this country each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined,” said Avanti Allen-Benson of the ADA. “Although thousands of people have been diagnosed with the disease, there are many other people who may have it and not even know.”
The event will feature activities for the entire family, including health screenings, healthy food sampling, Zumba, wellness information and presentations. In addition, the children can enjoy the bounce house or touch-a-truck activity, which provides a hands-on opportunity for them to be up close and personal with rescue vehicles they may have previously only read about. A complimentary lunch will be provided by Subway and door prizes will be awarded.
“We are excited to partner with the American Diabetes Association and the Western Tidewater Health District to offer such an important event for the public,” said PDCCC Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement Dr. Renee Felts. “We hope people will make it a family day, come out and enjoy themselves while learning valuable information related to the disease.”
No registration is required. For more information, contact Allen-Benson, 757-424-6662, ext. 3277 or