Community Health Awareness Event Scheduled

Hollings Cancer Center Sponsors 5th Annual Community Compass Project

Free Health Awareness Program to feature The Food Network Star’s Aaron McCargo and area Health Experts

Charleston, SC – The fifth annual Community Compass Project, sponsored by the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina and several community partners, will bring together a live cooking demonstration from a Food Network star, a panel of health experts to answer questions and guide attendees on healthier living, and fun activities including a health recipe contest.

Set for Friday, April 17, at Trident Technical College, the 5th Annual Community Compass will feature Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr., Season Four winner of The Next Food Network Star and star of the Food Network show Big Daddy’s House. Chef McCargo will talk with the audience and give a live cooking demonstration focused on healthy eating.

Chef McCargo’s demonstration will be followed by a panel of health experts including Dr. Ann Kulze, M.D., wellness physician and best-selling author; Jeanette Jordan, M.S., Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator; Natasha Lecque, Ph.D., CEO of Sports Performance & Wellness; and Janette Colantonio, Life Coach and CEO/Founder of Refusing to Fail.

Participants will also have the opportunity to taste healthy food samples, learn how to use apps to structure healthy lifestyle goals, and ask a dietitian for tips. There program also features a healthy recipe contest, with prizes ranging from $50 to $300. The deadline for entering the contest is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 15.

The Community Compass Project, “Real Health, Simple Solutions”, will be held Friday, April 17, from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m., in the Trident Technical College Conference Center, 7000 Rivers Avenue, Building 920, in North Charleston.

The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to register. Additional questions may be directed to

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