7News Health and Fitness Expo 2013
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Channel 7’s free Health and fitness Expo has been a hit from the beginning, with 70,000 people turning out each year for health screenings and fitness exams. Plus, the chance to meet Channel 7 personalities and more.
Now plans are under way to make the sixth health fair the best one yet.
"I think the exciting part of that is that you can go in and you can ask any doctor any question and they're doing screening for things that you wouldn't normally get screened for and the fact that it's free and there's this wealth of information is what gets people the most excited."
Boston Medical Center is Channel 7’s partner for the health fair and it's the perfect partner for this unique event.
"We're now going to bring health and fitness information to the general public to the greater Boston community and really partner to showcase what can be done, how we keep people healthy."
Dr. Ravin Davidoff is Boston medical Center's chief medical officer. BMC not only offers state of the art robotic surgery and cancer care but also set up the first in the nation hospital based food pantry.
Putting people first, BMC lives up to its motto of providing 'exceptional care without exception.'
"We always have fun. That’s what this place is really about, bringing enthusiasm and energy. That will really be felt at the expo. We will bring that enthusiasm and energy and commitment to the patient. We’ll bring lots of excited people who are really leaders and thinkers in this world in the health care world. And that's what we'll bring to the health and fitness expo."
Making health care accessible and even 'fun' is what the free Health and Fitness Expo is all about.
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Bringing health care to the people and letting viewers enjoy 7News in more hands on way is a winning combination.
"I know I bring my kids every year and they love it because they get their face painted but they also get their blood pressure checked. So with that combination of things I think it's a more relaxed environment for people, much more conversational. So they can choose what they want to participate in."
Mark your calendar for June 22 and 23 at the Hynes Convention Center. The health fair will be here before you know it.