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2015 medFest Set for Oct. 21 in Lexington
Health services event returns to uK's memorial coliseum

MedFest returns to Lexington in 2015 on Wednesday, October 21. More than 100 Fayette County Public Schools students with special needs are expected to attend the event which is part of the Special Olympics Kentucky Healthy Athletes Initiative.

Students who have registered and received permission from their parents will bus from their schools to Memorial Coliseum on the University of Kentucky campus for the event, which provides 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.

Students' vital signs are taken as they
arrive at MedFest before they head
into the screenings.

But the sports physical is only one part of MedFest.

Students will also receive vision, dental and hearing screenings during their time at MedFest and, if necessary, will go home with referrals for follow up treatment.

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

Students will begin arriving at approximately 9 am, and all screenings will be completed by 1 pm so students can return to school.

In addition to the screenings, students will be served lunch and have 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.

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.

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


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