‘Health Run and Wellness Festival’ offers resources to valley residents


People of all ages attended Saturday morning’s ‘Health Run and Wellness Festival’ in Palm Springs.

Jonathan Villarreal placed first in his age group and shared the highlights of his day.

“It’s actually an incredible event. Like I said, it’s my first time coming here to this particular event. Going into the different cabins has given me a lot of information, not only for myself, but my parents , looking out for their well Also potentially enrolled in a new some health classes,” says Villarreal.

Sonia Lozano, who placed second in her age group, tells us this was her first 5K race.

“If you’ve never tried it, try it once, it doesn’t hurt,” says Lozano.

Dozens of vendors and local hospitals provided resources to attendees, including Eisenhower Health who offered various services at their booth, such as CPR training.

Brett Klein with Eisenhower Health also shared new resources available to hospital patients.

“Our new breast cancer screening clinic. All the same screening aspects that we would have in Rancho Mirage, we now have in Palm Springs, so those individuals in Desert Hot Springs and the high desert don’t have to go all the way to Rancho Mirage now,” says Small.

Desert Oasis Healthcare was also in attendance and offered blood pressure screenings, while Lifestream Blood Bank hosted a blood drive.