Commissioner Hosting ‘Walking with Weekly’ Health Fair on Tuesday
Commissioner Lawrence Weekly will host his annual “Walking with Weekly” fitness walk and health fair from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 30, at the Springs Preserve at 333 S. Valley View Boulevard.
“Exercise is the key to a healthy lifestyle,” Commissioner Weekly said. “But too often, people don’t incorporate a little exercise into their daily routine. This annual health fair gives everyone the opportunity to stretch their legs a little and visit with some of the healthcare leaders in our community.”
The commissioner will lead a fitness walk along the trail that meanders through the Springs Preserve grounds, beginning and ending at the buildings near the main entrance.
The health fair will feature various local agencies, organizations and businesses providing health, fitness and other information. Representatives from University Medical Center will provide blood pressure screenings. Choice Living & Eye Care Center will offer vision screenings and sunglasses. The American Heart/Stroke Association will bring health education materials about the risk factors, warning signs and prevention of heart disease and strokes. Action Parent Teen Support will have information about preventing drug and alcohol abuse. Also, the Clark County Water Reclamation District will provide educational and promotional materials about their medication disposal program. Other attendees will include representatives from the Children's Hospital of Nevada at UMC and KCEP Power 88.
Walking with Weekly is open to the public and free to attend. For more information about this event contact the commissioner’s office at (702) 455-3239.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.