Health Fair

CenterPlace Health to Host Health Fair at Payne Park in Sarasota

CenterPlace Health is excited to announce it will be hosting a “Spring Into Wellness” Health Fair.  This event will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Payne Park.  The event is free and open to everyone.

“Our community outreach team has been working diligently to prepare for this event,” said Melissa Parker, CEO of CenterPlace Health.  “Our goal is to increase health equity, and we are excited to gather with our community partners to provide health and wellness education to everyone.“

Sponsors for the event include Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation and Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

More than 25 booths focused on health and wellness will be on-site to provide information about their organization, products or services.  All Faiths Foodbank will be doing a free food distribution and OneBlood will be onsite with their blood mobile.  DJ Truth will be providing music and Orange Theory will be doing onsite workouts.  There will also be face-painting and interactive activities for the kids.

“Our goal is to encourage our community to be proactive about their health and to make it a priority,” said Dr. Lisa Gonzalez-Abello, Chief Medical Officer at CenterPlace Health.  “We are excited to provide a family friendly event for people of all ages and educate the public on the importance of preventative medical, dental and behavioral health care.”

Admission to the “Spring Into Wellness” Health Fair is free for the general public and no pre-registration is required.  CenterPlace Health has another Health Fair planned on October 1st in North Port.

About CenterPlace Health

CenterPlace Health’s mission drives the work that they do to provide high-quality, low-cost health care. The mission of CenterPlace Health is to provide efficient and effective delivery of quality, affordable health services to a diverse population in a compassionate and caring manner. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, CenterPlace Health is committed to addressing the whole patient through primary care, dental care, and integrated behavioral health services at six locations throughout Sarasota County. Learn more at CenterPlace Health.

About Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation

The Charles & Margery Barancik family has long believed in the power of philanthropy to shape our world and enrich the lives of all people. It was the expression of this belief that led them in 2014 to establish Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation—a private, family foundation located in Sarasota, Florida. Barancik Foundation creates initiatives and awards grants in Sarasota and beyond in the areas of education, humanitarian causes, arts and culture, the environment, and medical research. For more information, visit Barancik Foundation.

About Gulf Coast Community Foundation

For more than 25 years, together with our donors, Gulf Coast Community Foundation has transformed our region through bold and proactive philanthropy. Gulf Coast is a public charity that was created in 1995 through the sale of the Venice Hospital. Since then, we have become the philanthropic home of nearly 1,000 families, individuals, businesses, and organizations that have established charitable funds here. Together, we have invested over $425 million in grants in the areas of health and human services, civic and economic development, education, arts and culture, and the environment. Learn more at Gulf Coast CF.

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