UNC Asheville’s Well-a-Bration week of health and wellness activities will conclude with a talk by Dr. Patch Adams and two expos in the new Sherrill Center.
The 2011 Asheville Citizen-Times Half-Marathon & 5K Run & Walk Sports Expo will feature exhibits of interest to area runners, many of whom will be coming to the Sherrill Center to pick up their packets and bib numbers for Saturday’s half-marathon. The Sports Expo, with exhibits on health and fitness, running, outdoor gear, and more, takes place 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, and noon-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, on the floor of Kimmel Arena.
The N.C. Center for Health and Wellness (NCCH&W) Partners Health Expo will feature interactive exhibits from many health and wellness organizations that are partners with NCCH&W, UNC Asheville’s new hub for statewide coordination and promotion of healthy living initiatives. The Health Expo takes place from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the Kimmel Arena concourse.
Dr. Patch Adams, physician, clown, activist, and subject of the Robin Williams movie named for him, will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, in Sherrill Center room 417. Adams is founder of the Gesundheit! Institute, a nonprofit project in holistic medical care based on the belief that one cannot separate the health of the individual from the health of the family, the community, the world, and the health care system itself.
Adams’ talk and both expos are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule of Well-a-Bration activities, visit unca.edu/wellabration