CMS to host inaugural Health and Wellness Fair on March 23 in Roberts Pavilion

Locally in the Claremont community, there is a plethora of health and wellness opportunities available. Organizers of the inaugural Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) Health and Wellness Fair aim to bring together students, faculty, and staff from the CMS colleges for a one-day event to showcase as many local health and wellness resources as possible under one roof.

The health fair is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in Roberts Pavilion on the Claremont McKenna College campus.

“There are so many resources available on and around campus, and many people don’t know they are there,” CMS assistant athletic trainer Raechel Holmes (ATC) said. “The goal of the health fair is to share with our community the many resources available to them and to promote a healthy lifestyle.”

A blood drive, body fat composition testing and bone marrow registry are among the many services that are going to be offered during the health fair.

For the blood drive and body fat testing, advance sign-ups are available in addition to walk-ups. The blood drive will be open from noon until 6 p.m.

Student Health Services and the CARE Center are just a few of the campus resources scheduled to participate, and many local vendors and services from outside the Claremont University Consortium have been invited as well.

“Roberts Pavilion was built to host events like the Health and Wellness Fair,” Terrance Tumey, CMS Director of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation said. “We look forward to bringing together our community for this significant event to promote health and wellness.”

The CMS Athletics mission in part states, “By providing excellent educational, recreational, and competitive opportunities, CMS strives to build community, promote lifelong health, foster personal leadership and team growth, and uphold standards of responsibility, perseverance, character, integrity, and inclusion.”

As part of an effort by CMS to enhance health and wellness offerings to the community in support of its mission, and showcase the array of fitness opportunities in Roberts Pavilion, the idea of holding an annual health and wellness fair came forth. Along with CMS staff members, student athletic training assistants have been involved in the planning and organizing process as well.

For more information on the CMS Health and Wellness Fair, please email CMShealthfair@cms.claremont.edu.

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