SCC Health Fair

Health Fair 2016
The Alzheimer's Association was one of many vendors at the Health Fair.
Health Fair booth 2016
The Running Company was one of many vendors at the Health Fair.
Therapy Dogs
Healing Hearts Therapy Dogs at the Health Fair.

Close to 150 people came out for Southeast Community College’s Annual Health Fair at the Lincoln Campus on May 25. A number of vendors educated students and staff about their health-related services. Some of the booths included local gyms, chiropractors, mental health providers, and weight-loss centers.

“It allows students and employees to interact with local vendors and to see what’s going on out there in the community,” said Brett Ducker, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator at SCC. “It’s nice to get everyone involved and hear the positive feedback.”

The fair offered free health screenings, giveaways and chances to win free gym memberships. The most popular booth was one with four furry canines, trained to calm people with their easy-going demeanor.

“The Healing Heart Therapy dogs were for sure the most popular,” said Ducker. He said the therapy dogs also visit SCC during final exam week and other events where relaxation is needed.

The SCC Health Fair is a way for students and staff to take a break from school and discover new ways to get healthy, especially going into the summer season.

“A lot of people stop by and ask me about the correct running form,” said Eric Heyl from the Lincoln Running Company. “We try to keep it so you’re more efficient, not perfect, because a lot of us run for therapy and escape from the world.”

Ducker said this is the fourth time he’s organized the health fair, and it continues to grow.

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For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher Haggar
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
ahaggar@southeast.edu