The Drug-Free South is working on a Community Fitness Fair for World Health Day in early April, 2016.
Drug-Free South works to educate people, and primarily youth, on the dangers of abuse and addiction. On April 8th, it will participate in a health and fitness fair in honor of World Health Day.
“Shape Up and Be Happy: A Community Fitness Fair” will be held in the community room of the Nashville Church of Scientology. Organizers for the event are excited to give people a better understanding of how to take care of themselves. According to Nashville.gov, the city faces statistics such as 36 percent of its youth being obese or overweight, and according to America’s Health Rankings, Tennessee is ranked 43 on the list for overall health.
Rev. Brian Fesler, pastor of the Nashville Church of Scientology, says this has to change. “There is a definite need in our community for proper education on how to be healthy, eat right and stay fit,” he says, “This fair will bring in a panel of speakers who can help with this.”
Organizers are bringing together experts for a panel discussion on nutrition, exercise, community gardening and more; there will be information booths with tips on eating right and healthy living; and healthy refreshments will be available to attendees. The general public is invited to participate and organizations requesting booth space should contact Julie Brinker at 615-687-4600.
For more information on the Drug-Free South, visit drugfreesouth.org. For more on the Church of Scientology or its programs, visit scientology-ccnashville.org.