NEWS | Jan. 4, 2011

Third annual Total Health Fair

By Dr. Stephanie Latter, BS, MS, DC

It's time for a new year and a healthier you. Charleston's premier healthcare providers and wellness based businesses have joined forces to create the 3rd Annual Total Health Fair, a health and wellness expo for the Charleston area Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Jan. 16 from noon to 4 p.m., at the Omar Shrine Convention Center in Mt. Pleasant.

The Total Health Fair is a free community event designed to increase awareness of all forms of healthcare and healthy living opportunities available to all residents of the Lowcountry. The event is free and open to all ages.

More than 80 healthy living businesses and several area non-profit organizations whose common goal is to make Charleston a healthier city will be at the event. Educational lectures, demonstrations and activities for all ages will be going on through the weekend. The first 250 attendees will receive free goodie bags at the door.

Exhibitors will include organic food companies, massage therapists, organic salons, chiropractors, gyms, doctors and much more. There will be hands on demonstrations, organic food, workshops, health screenings, lectures and product demonstrations.

There will also be a blood drive with the American Red Cross, Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who donate blood will be entered into a raffle for many great prizes.

The Total Health Fair was created four years ago to allow the Charleston community an opportunity to meet and become educated on the various ways to stay healthy in our local area.