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Health fair ensures safe spring break

Spring break just got hotter with prizes and safety tips from the Health and Wellness Center’s upcoming health fair.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 18, the Health and Wellness Center is holding its annual spring break health fair in Young Ballroom. The fair allows members of the community in health-related fields to set up tables and talk about services offered.

The first 500 students to swipe their Tech ID cards will receive a bag filled with spring break essentials such as toothpaste, sunscreens, lip balm and condoms. When students attend the fair, their names will be entered in a drawing for door prizes including an iPad, an ENO hammock, free meal certificates from various restaurants, coupons and a bookstore gift card.

The health fair has been a part of Tech for about 10 years. Becky Gray, director of Health Services, took charge of putting the event together three years ago and continues to do so.

“We want to help students make wise choices and stay healthy when on spring break and throughout their lives,” Gray said.
In total there will be about 50 vendors giving out information and free items bearing their logo. The event is part of the On Track program in the Active Mind and Body track.