Each child gets their ownpatient—a cuddly teddy bear in the Kid’s Emergency Room. While real Emergency Room Doctors and Nurses guide them through medical procedures. The intent to make kids less afraid of medical settings and perhaps even decide to make medicine a career.
This year’s Guest Star is Pete Thomas, the most successful Biggest Loser of all time! He won $100,000 on the show when he lost 185 pounds—most of it at home after he was voted off the show. He came roaring back with a buff body and as a dynamic motivational speaker.
Thomas will talk to the crowd, autograph his new book, and provide a high intensity, interactive presentation designed to inspire attendees to take charge of their health.
There are more than 20 health screenings, including stroke and diabetes risk, pediatric ears, eyes and throat checks, joint pain, body mass index and sleep disorders.
The atmosphere is fun and lively with music flowing from the Zumba , line dancing, jazzercise, belly dancing and Japanese cultural dance. A big screen Wii and coloring book activities also occupy the kids.
Everything is free. The location is the Colony South Hotel (7401 Surratts Road, Clinton, MD) across the street from MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital. To get an idea of how dynamic the Expo will be, just look at last year’s: