Raleigh, NC, March 09, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce that it is hosting its first-ever “Living in Peace” Wellness Fair on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in the Hermann Athletic Center located at 15 East Peace St. The inaugural event will be held from 4 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and will include free health screenings, educational information on health awareness and disease prevention, fitness classes (CrossFit, Zumba, Krav Maga, etc.), and general promotion of health, fitness and dietary wellness.
Local businesses are encouraged to participate by showcasing their products and services. Current vendors include the American Cancer Society, Wake County Dept. of Health and Human Services, City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources, Duke University Medicine, and Whole Foods Market, among others. Vendor registration is free, but required.
“William Peace University is excited to host and promote this special event,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Being knowledgeable about health and wellness are very important in maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle. This event will not only help educate our students, faculty, staff, and Alumni on those benefits, but the community as well.”
The event is free and tickets are not required. For more details on the fair, as well as information on vendor registration and sponsorship opportunities, visit: http://www.peace.edu/event/276-living-in-peace-wellness-fair.
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About William Peace University:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all-women's college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor's students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women's institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and welcomed its first coeducational class to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university's graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit www.peace.edu.