UNC-Wilmington, New Hanover Regional Medical Center Residency Program and Cape Fear Memorial Foundation partner to provide free health screenings for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
More than 70 individuals with intellectual disabilities received free physical exams during the Special Olympics North Carolina MedFest on Tuesday, April 9 at UNC-Wilmington, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. The event was held in partnership with Cape Fear Memorial Foundation and New Hanover Regional Medical Center Residency Program.
Free physical exams were offered to individuals with intellectual disabilities that will qualify them for Special Olympics programming. Athletes from Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties attended. UNC-Wilmington students from the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences led athletes in interactive games focused on building healthy habits.
MedFest was created by Special Olympics to offer the physical exam that all athletes need prior to participating in sports programming.