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OCU Plans Wellness Fair
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City University will hold its annual Wellness Fair March 25 as part of a continuing effort to promote the health of its students, faculty and staff. Now in its 10th year, the day-long fair offers health advice and activities. This year is shaping up to be one of the biggest, said university wellness coordinator Valerie Robinson. “This is another example of how the university recognizes physical health as an important issue,” Robinson added. “We plan to fill the arena with booths and displays on a large range of topics relating to physical fitness, nutrition and avoiding illness. It’s the perfect way to observe National Nutrition Month.” The list of exhibiting guests includes Oklahoma Organ Sharing, which is bringing a 6-year-old successful heart transplant patient to testify about the importance of organ donation; INTEGRIS Health, which will do blood pressure tests and the Dean McGee Eye Institute, which will give eye exams. Groups from campus will also be hosting booths. The campus police department will let participants view life through Fatal Vision drunk simulation goggles, the OCU Rowing team will have their training equipment available for a test ride and a handful of others will have health-related displays. Robinson estimates about 30 booths will cover the Abe Lemons Arena floor. As for side activities, there will be yoga and karate demonstrations, a chance to try the Wii Fit video game and an invitation to take a leisurely stroll around campus with OCU President Tom McDaniel.