STAMFORD, Conn. -- The much-anticipated Fifth Annual Stamford Health "Health Wellness & Sports Expo 2016" returns to Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford this weekend.
The event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The premier health, wellness and sports expo in Connecticut will feature the latest products, services and demos from more than 100 exhibitors, including wellness entrepreneurs from "Shark Tank" fame, fun activities for children, special guests, more than 100 raffle prizes, healthy holiday shopping opportunities and insights about the state-of-the-art health care at the new Stamford Hospital, which officially opened Sept. 26.
Admission and parking are free. The public is asked to bring a nonperishable food item and receive a free raffle ticket; raffle tickets also can be purchased for $5. The raffle and a silent auction will benefit The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.
Stamford Health also will offer free blood pressure screenings, chronic disease health risk assessments and hand hygiene tips.
Hospital staff will provide information on a variety of medical conditions and treatments, and children will enjoy the popular Stamford Health volunteer HAHA clowns.
Flu shots will be available from CVS Health (insurance and/or cash payments accepted).
“We are pleased to again sponsor the expo, which is a great opportunity for the community to explore important health issues and interact with many unique exhibits,” said Vicki Hoffman, director of the orthopedic service line at Stamford Health.
Dance fitness sensation Billy Blanks Jr. of Dance It Out and "Shark Tank" will be back at expo by popular demand. Known for programs that make working out fun, Blanks will conduct his popular dance fitness class at no charge from 1-2 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Chelsea Piers CT Athletic Club.
To register for one of the classes, download the waiver form at hws-expos.com. Blanks also will make special appearances at a number of exhibits, including the ShopRite Live Right Zone, where he will whip up recovery shakes with Cora Ragaini, RDN, and offer post-workout tips.
For additional information, visit www.hws-expos.com.
Chelsea Piers Connecticut is at 1 Blachley Road, Stamford.