PCOM Hosts Second-Annual Wellness Fest for Local Community
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PCOM Hosts Second-Annual Wellness Fest for Local Community

October 1, 2019

Families enjoyed free wellness activities including cooking demonstrations, health screenings, exercise classes, food trucks and more.

On September 21, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) held its second-annual Wellness Fest, title sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. This year the PCOM community welcomed almost 900 guests from 111 zip codes to enjoy free, healthy fun for the whole family.

“We are delighted to once again welcome our local community to our Philadelphia campus for Wellness Fest,” said Jay S. Feldstein, DO ’81, president and CEO. “Sharing the osteopathic philosophy of whole person healthcare is a central focus of Wellness Fest and we are pleased to provide free health screenings and health-focused activities for people of all ages.”

This year, PCOM and its sponsors offered over 15 free health screening options including blood pressure, hearing, cholesterol and A1C checks, and flu shots. Guests were also invited to ask their health questions in the “Ask the Doctor” booth and attend health-focused presentations by PCOM faculty members.

Other notable events included healthy cooking demonstrations by the Vetri Community Partnership’s Mobile Teaching Kitchen, live entertainment, a dedicated kids’ zone and a variety of food options from local food trucks, all free of charge.

Proceeds from Wellness Fest will benefit the PCOM Healthcare Centers. With locations in Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania, the Healthcare Centers provide physical and behavioral care to underserved populations and serve as training sites for the College’s osteopathic medicine (DO) and psychology students. This year’s event raised nearly $230,000.

Additional event sponsors included Main Line Health, PNC Bank, Blank Rome LLC, Cozen O’Connor, The Arthur Jackson Company, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, East End Advisors, Elliott Lewis, MKM Foundation and Office Depot.

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About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration. PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.

For more information, contact:
Daniel McCunney
Associate Director, News and Media Relations
Email: danielmc1@pcom.edu
Office: 215-871-6304 | Cell: 267-449-1360

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