The United in Drug Abuse Defense (UNIDAD) Coalition a program of Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas, in partnership with McAllen Elks Lodge #1402 and other agencies have come together to put a Health and Fitness Expo open to our community.

The National Institute of Drug Abuse emphasizes on how communities that have strong protective factors such as education, health services, outside of school activities, and strong community relationships provide a positive environment for growth and healthy development of children and youth. UNIDAD Coalition and the McAllen Elks Lodge #1402 recognize the importance of fostering protective factors among communities and through the Health and Fitness Expo, both organizations wish to promote healthy lifestyles among families in our Hidalgo County communities. Professionals will give out information on topics such as substance abuse and the importance of locking medication and safe disposal; available recovery programs; dental assistance; and home health care, among others. The Health Fair is set to have 25 vendors, ranging from non-profits to local businesses. Families will have an opportunity to participate in diverse games, enjoy some music, snacks and food, and win door prizes.

There will be professionals doing free health screenings. Such as screening for Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, and Vision. We encourage the community to take advantage of this free health fair and fitness expo.

When: Saturday October 7, 2017

Time: 10am- 2pm

Where: Elk’s Lodge

3500 Jordan Rd McAllen TX 78503