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SOKY’s Annual Medical Fair Returns to Lexington in 2024

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MedFest will return to Lexington on Wednesday, October 23. This year’s MedFest will take place at the Southland Christian Church campus on Richmond Road. The event is held in cooperation with Fayette County Public Schools.

MedFest is a one-day health screening fair where individuals will receive a sports physical and also Special Smiles (dental), Healthy Hearing and Strong Minds (emotional health) screenings.  The sports physical meets the requirements of the Special Olympics medical waiver and qualifies to compete in Special Olympics activities, though Special Olympics participation is not required to attend MedFest.

Information about MedFest will be sent home with eligible students at participating schools. Parents or guardians must return all forms to the school by the deadline for students to be able to participate.

A student has their vital signs checked at the 2022 MedFest in Lexington.
Volunteer medical workers check a student’s vital signs at the 2022 MedFest in Lexington.

All physicals and screenings are provided free of charge and are performed by professional medical personnel who volunteer at the events. They will be assisted in some cases by students entering the medical fields.

Additionally, anyone interested in or planning on competing in Unified track or bowling through our partnership with the KHSAA, will be able to get their required KHSAA physical completed at the same time.

For more information contact Brennan Smith at [email protected] or 502-695-8222.

MedFest got its start in Kentucky in 2005 when Special Olympics Kentucky offered its first event in Lexington. It has alternated between Louisville and Lexington, and another event has been held in conjunction with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Boone County Schools in Northern Kentucky.

If you would like to volunteer or would like more information about MedFest or about the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Program, please contact Brennan Smith at 502-695-8222 or by e-mail at [email protected].