On April 23, CenterPlace Health to host free health fair at Payne Park in downtown Sarasota

Event to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Image from the CenterPlace Health website

On April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., CenterPlace Health will host a “Spring Into Wellness” health fair at Payne Park in downtown Sarasota, the nonprofit has announced.

“The event is free and open to everyone,” a news release says.

“Our community outreach team has been working diligently to prepare for this event,” said Melissa Parker, CEO of CenterPlace Health, in the release. “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.“

Representatives of more than 25 organizations will be on-site, providing information about their work, products or services, the release continues. Further, a team from All Faiths Food Bank will distribute free food, and staff of OneBlood will have a bloodmobile present, the release adds.

DJ Truth will be providing music, and Orange Theory will be conducting on-site workouts, the release says. Additionally, face painting and other children’s activities are planned, it notes.

“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 of CenterPlace Health, in the release. “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.”

No pre-registration is required for the free health fair, the release points out.

CenterPlace Health has planned a similar event on Oct. 1 in North Port, the release says.

The sponsors of the April 23 health fair are the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, the release notes.

“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,” the release points out. Learn more at CenterPlaceHealth.org.