The ninth annual Guts and Glory Digestive and
Wellness Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., September 24, 2022, on the Penn
State Berks campus, is sponsored by Penn State Health St.
Joseph Medical Center. Expected to attract more than 1.000 attendees,
the expo is a large-scale, nonprofit, community-wide celebration of health for
all ages that features a farmers market, educational booths, community
outreach, fresh, locally sourced food made by local chefs, fitness zones, yoga,
massage meditation, wellness experts and more.
This year will see the addition of a MEGA Colon exhibit,
providing visitors an interactive, educational experience of stepping through a
large-scale model of the human colon that highlights common disease conditions.
Founder Aparna Mele, M.D., a board-certified gastroenterologist with Digestive
Disease Associates since 2007, says, “We aim to provide people with health
knowledge and empower them to take action to live healthier lives and become
beautiful from the inside-out, because we believe beauty starts on the inside.”
Officials at the medical center celebrate the
spirit of health and wellness and encourage visitors to find inspiration at
Guts and Glory and take an active role in their own well-being all year long.
Nonprofit My Gut Instinct, Inc., has a mission
to collaboratively inspire and empower the community to embrace health and eat
and live better for longevity and increase awareness of preventable diseases
that impact community health. by motivating people to make healthy choices,
promoting cancer screenings and raising awareness of various health concerns.