April 3, 2013 - Claiborne 24/7 Fitness in New Tazewell, Tenn., will be hosting a Fitness Expo on Saturday, April 13, from noon until 4 p.m. in the parking lots of American Rental and Claiborne 24/7 Fitness at 865 Highway 33 South (next to Gose Park). The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

The Expo will include a variety of vendors and activities, including fitness competitions, mountain biking and hiking information, nutrition information, tobacco cessation information and free health screenings provided by students and faculty from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM). In addition, LMU-DCOM student groups will be on hand with information about osteopathic medicine in celebration of National Osteopathic Medicine Week, which runs from April 14-April 20. Fitness competitions include Pump Your Guns contest, Pull-Up contest and Bench Your Weight contest with prizes available for each.

The event will also feature a demonstration by 50’ Closer to a Cure, an inventive fundraising group whose mission is to raise money and increase awareness for charities in need. Athletes with 50’ Closer to a Cure perform feats of strength at events and donate funds raised to local charities. All proceeds raised from the demonstration will be donated to East Tennessee Children's hospital in memory of Katelyn Norman, a teenager from LaFollette, Tenn., who recently lost her battle with cancer.

Other agencies participating in the event include the National Guard, the volunteer Fire Department, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Weight Watchers and Sanderella. Co-sponsors include American Rental, Claiborne 24/7 Fitness and LMU-DCOM.

For more information contact Jeffrey Simons at

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, email, or visit us online at

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