On Saturday, October 3, North Royalton City Schools teamed up with North Royalton Mayor Robert Stefanik’s office as well as Sports Rehabilitation Consultants Physical Therapy to host the “North Royalton Health, Wellness and Community Expo” and annual 5K Bear Run/Walk and Pancake Breakfast.
The Expo took place at North Royalton High School with events running from 8 am until noon. Mayor Stefanik started the day with a free pancake and sausage breakfast while the North Royalton School’s Student Turkey Trot and food drive took place to benefit the North Royalton Food Bank. However, the Food Bank wasn’t the only way participants could give back to the less fortunate during the event. North Royalton Cub Scout Pack 526 along with a truck from Easter Seals held a “Fill the Truck” clothing, shoes and linen drive, too.
The 5K Bear Run and Walk kicked off at 9 am along with the health and wellness portion of the expo. From 9 until noon, guests took advantage of getting their flu and pneumonia vaccinations, as well as donating blood to the Red Cross. Guests were also able to receive health screenings from representatives of the University Hospitals Parma Medical Center.
Indian Team Mascot Slider and Ronald McDonald were also in attendance and posed for pictures with the guests. Before the morning was over a Martial Arts Anti-Bullying Demo by ATA Martial Arts and a K-9 Demo courteous of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department took place.
“We are so grateful for the many sponsors and people involved in making this expo a success,” said North Royalton City Schools Superintendent Greg Gurka. “This is a great way to bring the community together to not only stress the importance of being healthy, but to also have some fun.”