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Methodist College, Minne Lusa Elementary Partner for Health Fair

Published: April 21, 2016

OMAHA - Nebraska Methodist College nursing students are gearing up for the Third Annual Community Health Fair at Minne Lusa Elementary Tuesday, April 26 from 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Nursing students from the college will again host this important community event, which provides a free hot meal, raffle tickets, prizes and fun activities. The fair’s aim is to provide education and engage families in healthy activities. Children will receive vital testing for Body Mass Index, blood pressure, lead presence and more. 

Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact and participate with many healthcare and community organizations, including North Omaha Area Health (NOAH), the Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, the Florence Community Center, the Douglas County Health Department, Nebraska Poison Control, Omaha Fire and Police Departments,  Susan G. Komen and more.

The health fair has gained momentum in recent years, with a turnout of 500 or more expected on Tuesday.

This year's event has been coordinated by Bachelor of Science in Nursing students Michelle Rogers and Cody Wyatt.

“Nebraska Methodist College and OPS’s Minne Lusa Elementary invite local businesses and organizations to give back to the greater Omaha community through contributions and volunteering in our annual health fair,” Cody said.

Michelle noted anyone can show their support by making a donation through Nebraska Methodist College’s Clark Center at 720 N. 87th St.  Toiletries, clothing, nonperishable food and raffle prizes, such as toys, are needed.