BY JAMES HARPER
The Losing 2 Gain Health and Wellness Expo is scheduled March 2 at Bethune-Cookman University’s Center for Civic Engagement on International Speedway Boulevard.
The event is being sponsored by the school’s Office of Intramural & Recreational Programs and is free and open to the public.
Cynthia Gray, who works for the university, said the purpose of the event is to help area residents get rid of old, unhealthy behaviors and gain a new attitude about getting and staying healthy.
The expo will begin at 10 a.m. with a Zumba class, which will last an hour.
At 11 a.m. Joan Royal, a registered nurse, is scheduled to speak followed by a lecture at 11:30 a.m. from Dr. Paula Foust, an OB/GYN.
At noon, there will be a health cooking class followed at 1 p.m. with a yoga class.
Residents also will have an opportunity to ask Dr. Carol Tanner-St. James questions they have about their health.
Ida Wright, Volusia County School Board member and Daytona Beach Commissioner Paula Reed are scheduled to be there to greet residents.
Daytona Beach Police will be making fingerprints of children to give to their parents. Fingerprints are used to help identify and locate a missing child to help return them home safely.
Also taking place during the expo will be a fire safety demonstration, depression and suicide screening, blood pressure checks, BMI (body mass index) checks, massage therapy and sickle cell screening.
In addition, the Volusia County Health Department will be providing information about their services.
For more information, contact Cynthia Gray at 386-481-2172.