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Wellness Day at GPRA

GPRA announces its 2nd Annual Wellness Day will be held on Tuesday, December 16th from 9am to 3pm at the terminal building of the airport. Wellness Day was created last year as a "thank you" during the holiday season. "It's one of the small ways we can give back to our passengers, tenants, and the surrounding communities," said Solomon Balraj, Director of Airports.

As part of the "celebration of health awareness," GPRA will pick up the cost of one test/screening per passenger with proof of purchase of an airline ticket to show they've flown, or will fly Peoria, in the month of December, 2003. The passenger can choose which test/screening they would like.

Wellness Day is open to the public. Anyone who would like to participate or just be informed can do so.

There are cost associated with some of the screenings but, many are free. Some tests and screenings require preparation as in the diabetes/glucose screen which requires fasting for 2 - 8 hours, depending on which test is given.

Methodist Medical Center, OSF Hospital and Proctor Hospital will all participate. Other participants include Heyde Eye Center, Advanced Medical Transport, and the Methodist Mobile Mammography Unit.

If you have any questions, you may contact Sandi Gebhardt at or phone (309) 697-8272.