Temple City’s annual Health Fair and 5K Run/Walk is expecting a hopeful crowd.
Written by VINCENT WEI / Published May 4, 2012
The Temple City Unified School District will host the Community Health Fair and 5K Run/Walk on May 12 from 8 A.M. to 11 A.M. at the Temple City Park.
As an annual event in Temple City, the Health Fair will present useful information to residents and provide professionals to help assist anyone with questions. Features include health screenings, vendors, and discounted health services for students.
There will also be a raffle and stands with information about the Huntington Memorial Hospital’s pet therapy dogs. The Temple City High School and Longden Elementary School will also feature live entertainment with a jazz band and drill team. Activities planned for younger guests include face painting and a fun inflatable bouncer.
As an annual event, there is considerable interest toward the Health Fair amongst residents.
“I hope this event goes as successful as last year’s event,” said Temple City Resident Toyo, who didn’t want her last name to be included, “I had a lot of fun and look forward to attending it again.”
The event is viewed with positivity, as health is a large concern for many of the residents.
“I think promoting health in general is important, but I also believe that starting locally and focusing on one’s community is important,” said student Natalie Schrans. “People are often so focused on the results of change and the ‘big picture’ that they forget that they have a place of their own they can change.”
As for the annual 5k Run/Walk, registered participants will be able to run at 7:30 A.M. and receive a free shirt. This event is a huge part of the Health Fair – to promote regular exercise and healthiness of the heart.
Though the deadline for registration of the Run/Walk has passed, it is still possible to sign up. However, t-shirts are reserved only for those who registered in advance.