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Wolfpack Wellness Expo promotes healthy lifestyles, brings blood drive to campus

September 9, 2011

Loyola University New Orleans will host the third annual Wolfpack Wellness Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Danna Student Center’s St. Charles Room from 11:30 a.m. – 2: 30 pm. The event, presented by Loyola’s Wolfpack Wellness Committee, will feature a variety of presentations and vendors, all aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles. The expo will also include a blood drive with the Ochsner Blood Bank. All donors will receive a Saints Blood Bank T-shirt and be entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets to every Saints home game, including the playoffs.

Director of Athletics and Wellness Dr. Michael Giorlando says the event will provide a little something for everyone. Offerings will include healthy cooking demonstrations by Sodexo Executive Chef Scott Goodstal, consultations with personal trainers and fitness program instructors, chair massages, nutrition consultations and much more.

“It’s been very well received the last two years by the students, faculty and staff,” said Giorlando. “It’s an opportunity to bring an array of wellness programs and events in an expo fair setting to the Loyola community. Our goal is to provide helpful information to the community that so they can make informed decisions that will improve their wellbeing and promote a healthy lifestyle.”

Vendors participating in the 3rd annual Wolfpack Wellness Expo include:

  • University Counseling Center and HEAL Committee
  • University Sports Complex
  • Loyola Intramurals
  • University Ministry
  • Student Health Services
  • Sodexo
  • Heather Bacquet, Registered Dietician
  • Patrick Miller, Licensed Massage Therapist
  • La Divina Gelateria
  • Catholic Bookstore
  • Odwalla
  • Mackie Shilstone’s 6 GNCs
  • Southern Runner
  • Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
  • Children’s Hospital Rock –n- Roll ½ Marathon & 5 K race
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna – Dental
  • Horizon Employee Assistance

For more information, please contact Michael Giorlando, 864-7711, or giorland@loyno.edu.

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