Volume 16, Number 2
The Wake Forest Rotary Club and Rex UNC Healthcare are sponsoring a free Family Fun and Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the Rex Wellness Center in Wakefield.
There will be the usual attractions for children and parents – face painting, a bounce house, food trucks – but there will also be health experts on hand and other health experts. Those include a dermatologist, a yoga instructor, balance testing and gait assessment (good for older people), fitness coaching, a chiropractor, a dentist, vision and eye health testing, a psychologist, wigs for cancer patients, an holistic medicine doctor, a pharmacy, physical therapists and someone to explain healthcare power of attorney.
The one service striking closest to home for the Rotary Club members is the Be The Match Swab Event. “We are doing this in memory of Jim Robertson, who just passed away from leukemia. We will be able to do the swab and the registry information for potential bone marrow donors,” Bob McCamy said. Robertson died after a search for a bone marrow match donor was unsuccessful.