Fort Mill Times

Health fair sponsored by Carolina Spine a hit

If you know Dana Nicholson, community outreach coordinator, you know how determined she is to make a difference in the health of the Indian Land and Fort Mill residents.

On Feb. 21, a community health fair she helped spearhead was held at the Indian Land Middle School free of charge. It was sponsored by Carolina Spine.

The vendors who were in attendance included: 9 Round, Always Best Care, Carolina Cardiology, Carolina Spine, Carolina Smile Dentistry, Happy Dance, Enlighten Your Health, Fitness Connection, It Works Global, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department, Murdock Orthodontics, Piedmont Medical Center, PMC-EMS and Safe Kids, Senior Helpers, Taste of Healing, The Heart2Heart Foundation, Total Nutrition and Upper Palmetto YMCA.

A few of the things that were offered at the health fair were heart screening, CPR training, a program called Sweet Deception about the truth about sugar and its impact on your health, oral cancer screening, relaxation massage and a drunken driving simulation course. This was an absolutely free event with so many wonderful benefits.

Caroline Spine is already planning a second health fair. The time and date has not been set, but it will be held at the Pleasant Valley Fire Department. Nicholson has sponsors on board to help. She is committed to raising awareness in the Indian Land and Fort Mill communities.

Health screenings are important. Providing this service helps people to get the care they need if a health risk is identified.

Thank you, Dana Nicholson, for your passionate approach to making a difference in all of our lives.

Have a comment or story idea For Pat? Email her at pateudy09@carolina.rr.com.

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