Back to listMay 7, 2011

SGI-USA Organizes Community Health and Wellness Fair in Las Vegas

Ceremony at the Cochabamba City HallRed Cross booth at the health and wellness fair

A Community Health and Wellness Fair was held at the SGI-USA Las Vegas Center on May 7. The event, organized by 80 members of SGI-USA, attracted hundreds of people from the local community and featured about 30 booths, presentations, six guest speakers and entertainments.

The booths provided information on and demonstrations of a variety of topics from acupuncture and yoga to nutrition, massage and injury prevention. Representatives of various organizations including the American Heart Association, the Las Vegas Fire Department and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization of breast cancer survivors and activists, gave presentations and answered questions on issues such as reducing stress, biking and skateboarding safety, preparing a will, sleep apnea and cooking for health.

Guest speaker Caren Bedsworth, Community Disaster Education Program Coordinator of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross, delivered a lecture titled "Be Red Cross Ready" on disaster preparedness. Amongst other topics featured were "Coping with Loss" by Dr. Patrick Scott, vice president of Heads Up Guidance and Wellness Center and president of Summerlin Health and Wellness, and "Learning About Nutrition" by internationally known chef and author Sharynne Gambrell-Frazer.

There were also drum and dance performances and craft activities for children.

[Adapted from an article in June 3, 2011, issue of the World Tribune, SGI-USA; photo courtesy of SGI-USA]