First annual SPHS Health Fair brings together local organizations and students

Photos by Luke Quezada

Dozens of students flocked to the main gym for informational pamphlets, helpful tips, and giveaways in Tiger Medicine’s first annual health fair on Friday, March 23. The event was comprised of over 20 local organizations, all invited by SPHS’ Tiger Medicine Club.

Physique factor, Incycle and the South Pasadena, San Marino YMCA relayed information on the importance of physical fitness for students and provided helpful insights on maintaining physical fitness. The Los Angeles Center for Drug and Alcohol Abuse informed students about the dangers of narcotics alongside Public Health Advocacy group Go Day One.

Planned Parenthood raised awareness about reproductive health with the help of several SPHS student volunteers who are involved with the nonprofit’s ‘Peer Advocates.’ Students received information on dental health as well as healthcare access, CPR training, cycling, salt therapy, and mental health awareness. The Peer Mediators were present with several large, student lead activities as well as the SPHS Red Cross Club.

The event itself was organized by the student based Health Fair Committee, headed by junior Sarah Uriarte.

“I am really happy with the outcome of the fair. The attendance was way higher than anticipated, and the students were engaged and having a great time,” Uriarte said. “I am grateful that my 7 months of organizing paid off to help students improve their overall health.”

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