WNBC and WPIX Look to Get Viewers Healthier at Separate Expos

WNBC_4By JERRY BARMASH

Two stations are sponsoring health expos later this year.

WNBC/Channel 4 is first up.  The station joins forces with the New York Giants for the inaugural Health and Fitness expo. It is free to the public, June 22 and June 23 at Metlife Stadium.

The family-geared expo will walk the field where the Giants and Jets call home.

Pavilions will include a community health screening area that will provide comprehensive health assessments designed to educate guests about a variety of health risks. Wellness pavilions will spotlight the most effective measures for disease prevention. Among the activities, attendees can take free screenings for cholesterol, diabetes, and hearing. There will also be tests for prostate cancer, blood pressure, and BMI (body mass index).

WNBC sports anchor Bruce Beck will be on hand throughout that June weekend, along with other Channel 4 anchors and reporters, plus some of the top Giants players will meet fans and sign autographs.

“Our expo is designed to serve the community at large and its many health-related issues,” said Michael Jack, WNBC president and GM. “The expo will be a fun, family day that is absolutely free to the public and guaranteed to have something for everyone.”

If that doesn’t make you healthy enough, WPIX can further scratch that itch.

PIX11_LogoChannel 11 returns to the Javits Convention Center for the Health and Wellness Expo. The October 19 event will be emceed by Dr. Steve Salvatore, who hosts PIX’s nationally syndicated Dr. Steve.

Among the Channel 11 talent schedule to attend include Tamsen Fadal, Mr. G, Lionel, Larry MendteGreg Mocker, and Kaity Tong.

Unlike the WNBC health expo, PIX’s version will cost most people. It’s $15 in advance, $20 on site, and no charge for childen under 12.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet leading doctors, medical experts, health practitioners, and celebrity fitness experts.

“Now in its third year, we are very proud to have established a tradition in New York with the PIX11 Health & Wellness Expo,” said Eric Meyrowitz, WPIX VP and GM.  “In our first two years we saw over 15,000 attendees at the expo, with the average visitor staying nearly 4 hours. Attendees had the opportunity to take fitness classes, listen to informative seminars and speak with health experts and this year promises to be even more exciting as we continue to add to our already strong lineup.”

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