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Celebrate Life Health Expo Changing Up Activities, Location

Mark your calendars for a weekend of fitness, food and fun on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, courtesy of Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) in partnership with the Northern Arizona Suns and the Prescott Valley Event Center.

“We were delighted when the Prescott Valley Event Center approached us about holding YRMC’s Celebrate Life Health Expo 2018 – our community’s premier health festival – at the event center,” said Ken Boush, YRMC director of marketing and communications. “It was an easy choice because of our strong relationship with the folks at the Prescott Valley Event Center and the Northern Arizona Suns. It’s good for the community, too, since 2018 is YRMC’s 75th anniversary.”

Join people from throughout the community:

7 p.m., Friday, March 2

Cheer for the Northern Arizona Suns as they take on the Memphis Hustle at the Prescott Valley Event Center. The NAZ Suns will salute YRMC for its 75 years of service during the game, which is designated as YRMC 75th Anniversary Night. The Boys and Girls Club of Central Arizona ( – the game’s designated local non-profit organization – also will be featured the same evening. Purchase game tickets at


9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, March 3

Explore these Celebrate Life Health Expo “neighborhoods” for fun activities, healthy living tips and tasty (and healthy) snacks.

  • Kids and families
  • Heart health
  • Healthy living and wellness
  • Nutrition
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Community resources

Nearly 70 organizations will participate in the free Celebrate Life Health Expo 2018.

Watch the NAZ Suns Scrimmage; Help Your Community

On March 3, Expo guests will also get an inside look at professional basketball as the Northern Arizona Suns scrimmage at 11 a.m., during Celebrate Life Health Expo 2018.

“This year, we’re asking Expo guests to bring items to help out local non-profits doing great work in the community: Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS), Prescott Valley Food Bank and Prescott Community Cupboard,” Boush said. “PASS is in need of household items and toiletries while the food banks need non-perishable food items.”

Below is a list of items you can choose from to bring to the Expo. It’s a good opportunity to help your neighbors in need:

Household Supply Drive for PASS

  • Trash bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Cleaning supplies

Food Drive for Prescott Valley Food Bank and Prescott Community Cupboard

  • Canned meats, beans, nut butters
  • Canned fruit 100 percent juice and unsweetened, dried fruit
  • Canned vegetables, low sodium/no salt
  • Boxed/flaked potatoes (no additives)
  • Soups, stews
  • Canned or boxed pastas and sauces
  • Cereal cold/hot
  • Shelf stable milk or rice milk, nut milks

Look for more information about YRMC’s Celebrate Life Health Expo 2018 at YRMC HealthConnect ( or call 928-771-5738. QCBN


By Bridget O’Gara


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