Students in the Associate Degree Nursing program at Piedmont Community College (PCC) are hosting a health fair in conjunction with the American Cancer Society for Kick Butts Day on March 15 with activities from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on both campuses.

Student photo booth at Great American SmokeoutKick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up, and raise awareness of tobacco use in their community. This event will provide students, faculty, and staff with information on how to lead a healthy life through healthy habits.

Activities on the Person County Campus include: a Wellness Bus where individuals can be screened for heart disease and diabetes (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.); exercise in the Courtyard with sessions at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.; photo booth; Jeopardy and other games; popcorn; Dodge Ball; and lunch.

Activities on the Caswell County include: a Health Fair where individuals can have their blood pressure checked; photo booth; popcorn; and lunch.

Both campuses will have a booth with information about becoming tobacco-free and offering Quit Kits.

In August 2017, PCC campuses will officially become tobacco-free. “Events like Kick Butts Day and the Great American Smoke-Out, held last November, not only help with spreading the news, but also with offering assistance to those who may need it,” commented Dawn Oakley, Director, Associate Degree Nursing Education. “Our goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle while at PCC and in everyday life.”

The American Cancer Society and CVS Health Foundation awarded grants to 20 U.S. colleges and universities as part of their Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative in 2016. Piedmont Community College (PCC) was one of three schools in North Carolina to receive the grant.

Photo: Nursing Students demonstrate the Kick Butts Photo Booth

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