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medFest Serves More than 80 students in Lexington
Event provides free sports physicals and medical screenings

MedFest returned to Lexington on Wednesday, Oct. 21. More than 80 Fayette County Public Schools students with special needs attended the event. Students who had registered and received permission from their parents were bus from their schools to Memorial Coliseum on the University of Kentucky campus for the event, which provided free sports physicals for all attendees. The physicals meet the Special Olympics requirement for competition, and eliminate one of the main barriers of participation for the students who attend — difficulty acquiring the necessary physical.

Dental screenings and tooth brushing instruction were part of the Special Smiles stop for students at MedFest.

Students also received vision, dental and hearing screenings during their time at MedFest.

All physicals and screenings were performed by trained volunteer medical personnel from Central Kentucky and throughout the state.

In addition to the screenings, students were served lunch and had a chance to interact with a number of local mascots during the day.

This year's MedFest is made possible thanks to generous grants from the WHAS Crusade for Children and Delta Dental & event sponsor Raising Canes.

MedFest got its start in Kentucky in 2005 when Special Olympics Kentucky offered its first event in Lexington. Events have been held in Lexington and Louisville since that date.

MedFest is expected to return to Louisville in October 2016.

If you are interested in attending, would like to volunteer or would like more information about MedFest or about the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Program, please contact Kim at 800-633-7403 or e-mail at  ksatterwhite@soky.org


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