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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

3rd Annual Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo

Aug 03, 2014 03:07AM

The 2014 Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2014 will take place on September 20 and September 21, from 9am to 4pm. Located on Chelsea Piers Connecticut at 1 Blachley Road in Stamford, this free expo will also feature a Run Walk for Health & Hunger. The 5k run, 1-mile walk for families and children and 1-mile dog walk will all start and finish at Chelsea Piers Connecticut on Saturday morning.

Throughout the weekend of Expo 2014, Stamford Hospital will offer complimentary health screenings for adults and activities for children while more than 80 exhibitors showcase their services and products. Special guests will include Bobby Valentine, former professional baseball player and manager and current athletic director at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, and Sean Hyson, author of 101 Best Workouts of All Times and training director of Men’s Fitness Magazine. A raffle and silent auction will benefit The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. Pet Wellness Day on September 20 and Health & Fitness Technology Day on September 21 will be new elements at the expo this year.

The 5 K Run on a USATF-certified course through Stamford and Cove Beach will begin on September 20 at 8:15am and the 1 Mile Walk will start at 8:30am. The 1 Mile Dog Walk, sponsored by The Veterinary Cancer Center, will also take place at 8:30am. Free doggie day care will be provided by Wagmores from 9am to 1pm.

The entry fee for the Run Walk For Health & Hunger is $40 per adult plus three nonperishable food items and $20 per child (14 and under) plus one nonperishable food item. Dogs must be up-to-date on vaccines and kept on leashes during the 1 Mile Walk. The food and $5 from each entry fee will be donated to The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

For further information, call 203-531-3047, visit HWS-Expos.com, or follow Facebook/hws.expos or Twitter/HWS_Expos. To register for the Run Walk For Health & Hunger, visit HWS-Expos.com and click on Active.com. See ads, pages 18 and 19.