Districtwide health fair set for March 17

Tue Feb 23, 2016
Set for 5 p.m. March 17 at Longview High School Coliseum, there will be a host of vendors and door prizes.
 
Kimberlie Dans, lead nurse for the district, said the Longview ISD Health Fair is available for students, staff, and the entire community.
 
"We are offering free exhibit locations. However, we are requesting participants to provide at least one door prize per exhibit," she said. "We are looking forward to forming new partnerships with fitness and healthcare companies in the community."
 
Vendors include Wellness Pointe (who is donating an iPad Air door prize), as well as Family Focus Wellness Center, UT-Tyler Health Center Asthma Clinic, North East Region AHEC, Longview Fitness, Anytime Fitness, as well as exhibits on sex trafficking, bullying prevention, and the Amber Menefee Memorial display.
 
"The Amber Menefee Memorial shows a car destroyed in a wreck, along with the story of Amber Menefee, who was a student at Texas Tech when she was killed by a drunk driver in 2006," Dans said.
 
Sponsored by "Watch UR BAC," a TxDOT grant funded alcohol awareness program, Dans said the memorial provides a visual aid of just how horrific drunk driving wreck can be, and often are.
 
Anyone interested in participating in the inaugural Longview ISD Health Fair can contact Dans via email at kdans@lisd.org or by phone (903) 381-2200.