The CT Convergence Institute Sponsors Pillar Community Development Corporation’s Annual Health Fair and Walk-A-Thon

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On Saturday, September 21st employees and students from The Connecticut Convergence Institute volunteered their time to participate in the 2019 PCDC Health Fair and Walk-A-Thon at the First Cathedral in Bloomfield. The institute supported the event as a bronze sponsor, and in addition, provided healthy snacks for all attendees.

Volunteers kicked off the 8:30 a.m. outdoor walk-a-thon by handing out pedometers and sponsored the pre-walk warm up. Later in the morning volunteers headed over to the First Cathedral and hosted a vendor table at the health fair. The table provided healthy lifestyle information along with information on the institute and of course, giveaways. The health fair offered “breakout” sessions, which intended to increase attendees physical activity. The CT Convergence Institute facilitated two breakout sessions featuring Zumba with Sistah Anyango and a pedometer step tracking activity with Dr. Helen Wu. The highly successful event attracted hundreds of people who left the event with healthy lifestyle knowledge and food, giveaways, and increased step count.

Thank you to the First Cathedral and PCDC for allowing us to partner with you on such a wonderful and engaging health oriented event!