A parade and health fair will both take place on Dec. 7 in Midtown Daytona Beach. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. behind the Daytona Mall. The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County and several community partners are offering the health fair at Daisy Stocking Park, 550 Third St., Daytona Beach. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Following the health fair, there will be live entertainment and activities from 2 to 5:30 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., there will be a Christmas tree lighting in the park and area residents and business are asked to decorate and illuminate their properties as part of the “Light Up Midtown” event. Admission is free.
Various health vendors are participating in the event.
Bethune-Cookman University’s nursing students will provide blood pressure checks, weight and weight management advice and BMI. The students also will offer education on blood pressure, diabetes prevention information, healthy eating information, promotion of tobacco cessation, HPV information, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS information.
Atlantic Chiropractic will be providing spinal screenings.
The health department’s outreach workers will offer information on nutrition, diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, maternity care, immunizations, breast cancer, disaster preparedness and tobacco prevention.
There also will be children’s activities and entertainment throughout the day.