Louisville, KY. – WellCare of Kentucky, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG), returns in 2018 as Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual Health Fair in a new exciting venue. The event will take place on Thursday, April 26th at Fourth Street Live! from 4pm-8pm. The 11th annual Health Fair features head-to-toe screenings as well as health-related exhibits and activities families with children will find educational and entertaining – including an appearance by Doc McStuffins as well as other fun characters and entertainers. Walgreens will also provide free Hepatitis A vaccinations (limited quantity available). Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin. Children under six do not need a pin for admission. Parking is free.
“Even during this exciting time of year, it’s important to remember to take care of your health,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO. “Thanks to WellCare Health Plans, you can receive health screenings and tips for the whole family in a fun and convenient atmosphere.”
“Sometimes it’s hard to make time for preventive care and health screenings, but nothing is more important to your long term health than spotting problems early when they can still be easily addressed,” said Bill Jones, WellCare of Kentucky President. “This event is one of many ways that we demonstrate our ongoing efforts to positively impact the health and well-being of the entire community.”
With nearly 50 exhibitors, including Coach Mo from The Biggest Loser, Susan G. Koman and WAGS Therapy Animals, this event promises to be fun and educational for the whole family. For more information on the Kentucky Derby Festival Health Fair, visit KDF.org. The Health Fair is sponsored by WellCare Health Plans Inc. along with Contributing Sponsors Bluegrass Pain Consultants, PLLC and KentuckyOne Health; and Media Sponsor 100.1/103.5 WAKY.
About Kentucky Derby Festival
The Derby Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. It entertains more than 1.5 million people annually. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. The company serves approximately 4.4 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2017. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company’s website at www.wellcare.com or view the company’s videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.