Free Health & Wellness Expo Sponsored by Heritage Valley, RMU
Heritage Valley Health System and Robert Morris University will host the “What’s On Your Plate?” Healthy Foods and Wellness Expo at RMU’s Moon Township campus Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. This free event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sewall Center Arena. The event is a collaboration of Heritage Valley’s Community Health Services Department and the RMU Office of Student and Civic Engagement.
The event will include live cooking demonstrations, free health screenings, live fitness demonstrations, free food and product samples, and also the chance to win door prizes. Those attending the health and wellness expo can visit one of the more than 55 featured exhibitors including Giant Eagle Market District; Edible Arrangements; Bruegger’s Bagels; Tyler Mountain Water; McConnell’s Farm & Market; Power Train Sports & Fitness; Whole Foods; Frankferd Farm Foods; Brunton Dairy; Pittsburgh Botanic Garden; Sunny Bridge Natural Foods; Sewickley Valley YMCA; and Heritage Valley Health System to name a few. The Free Health and Wellness Expo is open to the general population and is designed as a community outreach and education event.
“This is a great opportunity to make the community aware of the vast array of health care services that Heritage Valley offers and the importance of healthy eading and exercise on one's health," said Arlene Bell, director of community health services at Heritage Valley Health System. “We will have free health screenings, an ‘Ask the Doctor’ booth and plenty of information at our booths.”
RMU senior management major Bobby Catley has coordinated this event twice before, once at RMU last September and once while a senior in high school. In 2013, Catley, a Hopewell High School graduate, won the Pittsburgh Penguins Humanitarian Award and the Jefferson Awards for Public Service.
“I believe in community, being of service to others and organizing events that bring people together for face-to-face and personal interaction. In this day and age, I feel like a level of ‘personal touch’ is lost through an abundance of technology that we have in today’s world and community outreach events like this bring people together, build stronger relationships and help identify local, caring and engaged businesses and organizations from around our region,” said Catley. “I’m extremely grateful and appreciative of the hard-working and dedicated Heritage Valley Health System team, they have been stellar to work with and have helped foster and grow a wonderful working partnership for the event… and you don’t want to miss out on what we have planned for the expo!”
This year, Fittsburgh, an organization with the mission “to make Pittsburgh the healthiest city in the nation” is joining as a presenting sponsor. For additional information, a complete list of exhibitors and event day information, please visit the expo website at www.whatsonyourplateexpo.org.
About Heritage Valley Health System
Heritage Valley Health System is a $480 million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with 3,700 employees and more than 480 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its two hospitals, Heritage Valley Sewickley and Heritage Valley Beaver; in 60 physician offices; and 18 community satellite facilities. For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org.
About Robert Morris University
Through 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate degree programs across five academic schools, Robert Morris University (RMU) in Pittsburgh, Pa., works to change its students' lives so that they can go out and change the lives of others for the better. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate, nontraditional and online students from 45 states and 41 nations are enrolled at RMU, which sits on 230 scenic acres just 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Emphasizing experiential learning, Robert Morris focuses on professional development, service learning, global awareness, undergraduate research, campus leadership, and cultural experiences, all of which are documented on our innovative Student Engagement Transcript. More than 100 clubs and organizations help students to develop leadership skills, network professionally, and meet friends. RMU also has 16 NCAA Division I athletic programs, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s ice hockey, and men's and women's lacrosse.