Health Fest 2010 - Saturday, Nov. 13th, 10am-2pm

The Wake County Medical Society and Alliance presentsHealth Fest 2010, a local health fair providing free health screenings and education.

Raleigh, N.C. - The Wake County Medical Society and Alliance are proud to present Health Fest 2010 at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School on November 13 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The health fair mission is to bring free medical care, health education and counseling to those in need in Southeast Raleigh! All the major hospitals in Wake County will be participating including Duke Raleigh, Rex and WakeMed as well as a number of independent medical practitioners throughout the area. The money raised by the Alliance through sponsorships and donations for the Health Fest will be further donated to Alliance Medical Ministries, Urban Ministries Open Door Clinic and FIGS – Filling In Gaps to provide follow up care to those seen at the fair. “Raleigh is so fortunate to have such an abundance of resources that we can share with all of our community to ensure that we all enjoy the health services that we need,” noted Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker. “My wife, Dr. Ann McLaurin, and I are delighted to be sharing this Saturday at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School spreading the health.”

Health Fest 2010 will offer free health screenings and education to include: • Heart Attack and Stroke Risk Assessment • BMI Screening • Smoking Cessation Counseling • Nutrition and Exercise information • Mammography appointments for Free Screenings • Flu Shots (a limited quantity) • Physician Consultations • Ask the Pharmacist! • Information on Medicare choices and plans • Safe Kids and SAFETeens • .....and much, much more

“We are proud to be able to bring all the major hospitals in the Wake County area together to serve our residents in need,” said Maya Zumwalt, President of the Wake County Medical Society Alliance. “This event is our opportunity to extend the outreach of physicians and their families by contributing to a healthier Wake County.” Your Advocate for HEALTH: The Wake County Medical Society (WCMS) is a Wake County association of medical doctors with more than 700 physician members dedicated to the best interests of their patients. WCMS is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization that serves the licensed physicians of Wake County. WCMS has been a trusted source for health policy leadership since 1903 when it was chartered by the North Carolina Medical Society.

The Wake County Medical Society Alliance (WCMSA) is an 84-year old nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the local community. Our mission is to create a network of support for our members, physicians and their families and to increase public understanding of health related issues.

For more information on Health Fest 2010 contact WCMS Alliance President, Maya Zumwalt at