Health Fair and Car Care Clinic Help Prep for Fall Break
Ashley Valdez, Staff Writer
Oct. 11, 2013
Event provides chance for those on campus to get checked out
Well, here it is, flu season again! Don't worry though; the annual LCU Health Fair and Car Care Clinic were also here just in time to save the day - with everything from flu shots to cancer prevention, 2-1-1 Texas to the Nu-Val System that United, Market Street and Amigos super markets just started using and everything in between. There were also goodie bags, door prizes and lemonade provided by Raising Cane's. There was something here for everyone!
A few of the campus oriented booths set up were the LCU Counseling Center, The LCU Nursing Program, and schedules and sign-ups for fitness classes in the Rec. They offer a wide range of classes, free of charge to LCU students. including the widely known Insanity, Zumba & Yogalaties classes as well as Group Cycling classes, Ab/Core classes and Boot Camp. These classes go on all throughout the day, Monday - Friday and can fit any schedule. Our very own Director of Residential Life, Sunny Park, was at the Susan G. Komen breast cancer awareness booth because she is a breast cancer survivor. Dr. Steve German also had a booth set up for the Roadrunners Running Club.
A few of the local Lubbock area business booths set up were Davis Chiropractic, the Abbeville Dentistry was there giving out coupons for free first visits and the United, Market Street & Amigos Supermarkets had a booth with nutrition information, as well as a guide on how to use the newly adopted Nu-Val System, so instead of analyzing all the nutrition information you can simply find the Nu-Val number on the product and make your selection. A booth for the Parkridge Medical Care Clinic was also set up to inform students about the free & confidential services they offer including pregnancy testing, STD/STI testing & treatment, ultrasounds and abortion counseling.
The UMC Cancer Prevention unit was there and so were the City of Lubbock health inspectors giving students tips on making informed decisions when getting a tattoo or piercing. The Texas Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management was also present to give information on how to be prepared for natural disasters and what to do, where to go and how to get help in the aftermath.
Some more nationally recognizable groups were The Alzheimer's Association, 1st Care Heart Insurance and The American Heart Association, who were signing people up for LCU's Blood Drive, as well as Bone Marrow Swabs for compatible matches and scheduling times for blood donations aside from the one associated with the school. The Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) had a booth set up to inform people about the counseling services they offer for families who have been involved in alcohol related crashes. Also, the recently founded Remember Alex Brown (R.A.B.) association was there encouraging students to take the "dnt txt n drv" pledge set up by the parents of Alex Brown, a 17-year old girl from Seagraves, who died as a result of texting and driving.
Outside, in the parking lot of the Rec, the Car Care Clinic was also taking place. Scott's Complete Car Care was checking for any minor car care problems that might exist before students start heading home for fall break next week. They also checked fluids, belts and hoses for your vehicles. Mike Smith, Chief of Security for LCU, said, "We take all the security vehicles to Scott's and I trust them with all my personal vehicles as well. I recommend Scott's to everyone I know, too."
Some booths set up were hard to stomach, like the ones with pictures of cancer eating away flesh and the R.A.B. booth with pictures of a beautiful 17-year old girl whose life was cut short. Others were light-hearted and fun like the Davis Chiropractic minute massage booth or the Abbeville Dentistry booth with free tooth brushes and first visits. All-in-all the annual LCU Health Fair and Car Care Clinic were a huge success. There most certainly was something there for everyone.