Patrick Sawyer Memorial Health Fair, Featuring Bike Fun and Safety
Every fall, the nursing students at Indiana University South Bend plan and conduct a health fair to increase awareness and promote health on a timely subject to the students, staff and faculty.
This year the fair has been renamed the “Patrick Sawyer Memorial Health Fair,” to honor a fellow IU South Bend nursing student who was killed this past summer when his bike was struck by a vehicle. The fair will feature bike fun and safety issues. It will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in four locations on campus – Wiekamp and Northside halls, Student Activities Center and the Schurz Library.
The event is free and open to the public.
Nearly 20 vendors from cycle shops and interested groups are expected along with the South Bend Police. The vendors will be in the Student Activities Center. Information kiosks will be located in different locations, including a bike maze (weather permitting) on the pedestrian mall.
This topic is timely and appropriate, as more people are opting to cycle to work, shop, school, and for fitness. The increased traffic also increases the likelihood of accidents. The goal of the health fair is to promote safe cycling for the IU South Bend community and their families.