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Women for Health and Wellness, Inc., best known for our Southern Illinois Women’s Health Conference running 31 years, is transitioning to Southern Illinois Wellness. The name of our organization and the format of our event may be changing, but our passion for enhancing the health and wellness of the residents of southern Illinois remains the same.

On March 24, 2018 we will be hosting the Southern Illinois Wellness Expo at John A Logan College from 7:00am -- 2:00pm. It will be a face-to-face experience to meet numerous exhibitors and service providers that are the best in our region. Our Expo will showcase exhibitors by Zone, which will feature areas such as Healthcare, Community, Physical Activity, Screening, Food/Cooking-Demo, Back Care & Spa, Kids, Teens and more. There will be door prizes, raffles and engaging activities for the entire family. Vendors will be on-site with food and specialty items to sample and sell.

We welcome partners with products, services and information that helps motivate, educate and inspire participants to take small steps and consider simple solutions for healthy and active living.

Screener Directory

  • Carterville Lion's Club -- Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
  • Family Foot and Ankle Center -- Foot Screening
  • JALC Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program -- Cardiac Ultrasound Sign up
  • Marion Eye Center -- Vision Screening
  • NuEar Screening -- Hearing Screening
  • Orthopaedic Institute -- Osteoporosis Evaluation
  • Shawnee Health Services -- Dental Screening
  • SIUC Dept of Kinesiology -- Fitness Screening
  • Southern Illinois GI Specialists, LLC -- Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment/FOBT
  • The Vein & Esthetic Centre -- Venous Leg Screening

Blood Screening is provided by the Heartland Regional Medical Center Laboratory.
You must fast for 12 hours before participating. You may drink water. The test screens for the following:

  • Blood Sugar/Glucose
  • LDL
  • HDL
  • Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • CHOL/HDL Ratio

Exhibitor Directory

Back Care/Spa Zone

  • Allied Physicians and Rehab
  • Arbonne International
  • DoTerra
  • Miller Spinal Health and Wellness Center
  • The Avenue Barbershop & Salon
  • Young Living Essential Oils

Community Zone

  • Active Day of Marion
  • AES Solar
  • BPL Plasma
  • Caring Counseling Ministries
  • Daniels Law Offices
  • Edward Jones
  • Epilepsy Foundation Greater Southern Illinois
  • Fifth Season Assisted Living
  • J Fortune Photography
  • Legence Bank
  • Norwex
  • Prairie Living at Chautauqua/Herritage Woods of Benton
  • Prudential
  • Pregnancy Matters
  • River Radio of Southern Illinois
  • River to River Residential Communities
  • Shawnee Tactical Solutions
  • SI Elder Law
  • SIU Carbondale – Rec/Student Health Services
  • The Landings at Reed Station Crossing
  • The Women's Center
  • WLC Management Firm

Healthcare Zone

  • Acupuncture & Massage Therapy Center
  • American Cancer Society
  • Cedar Court Imaging 
  • Community Health and Emergency Services, Inc.
  • Dayempur Herbals/Dayemi Health Center
  • Franklin Hospital District
  • For the Health of IT/Juice Plus+
  • Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept
  • Heartland Regional Medical Center
  • IlliniCare Health
  • Integrated Health of Southern Illinois
  • Jackson County Health Department
  • John A. Logan College Massage Therapy Club
  • Marion Memorial Health Foundation
  • Natural Health Improvement Center
  • New Life Weight Loss Center
  • Orthopaedics at SIH
  • Real Time Pain Relief/Sisters Healthy Connections
  • Rehab at SIH
  • Shawnee Health Service
  • SIH Brain and Spine Institute
  • SIH Cancer Institute
  • SIH Medical Group Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • SIH Prairie Heart Institute
  • Skinny Gene
  • Specialized Equine Services & Therapeutic Riding
  • Uniquely You Body Sculpting 2.0
  • Work Care Ready Well
  • World Global Network

Kid Zone

  • Camp Ondessonk
  • Castle Perilous- Cosplay Super Hero Characters
  • CATCH/Positive Youth Development
    • Make your own Healthy Snack 
    • Sun Safety Bracelet Making
    • Farmers Market- Taste & Touch Fruit & Veggies
    • Games- Giant Jenga, Dice & More!
    • Poison Look Alike- Can You Tell the Difference?
  • Keller's Crossing- Giant Dinasour Golf
  • Marion Soccer Inc.- Soccer Drills & Demos
  • SI Jedi Order- Cosplay Characters
  • The Hub- Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • WSIU Public Broadcasting- PBS Character cut outs

Physical Activity Zone

  • Brigade of Handsome Gentlemen
  • Curves
  • Gold's Gym
  • The Hub
  • Warehouse the Ultimate Gym
  • Smoothie King

      Teen Zone

  • Hack SI- Drones
  • Castle Perilous- Cosplay Super Hero Characters
  • SI Jedi Order- Cosplay Characters
  • SIU Office of Economic & Regional Development- 3D Printer
  • SIU Robotics- 3 Robots
  • SIU Workforce Innovation & Research- Green Screen
  • University of Illinois Extension- 4-H & Brain Health

      Food Zone

  • Pepsi MidAmerica
  • Chartwell's- Cafeteria inside John A. Logan College (available 7-10:30am)
  • Haute Wheels- Food Truck in front of main entrance (availalbe 11am -1pm)
  • Uncle Joe's- Food Truck in front of main entrance (availalbe 11am -1pm)


       Harrison Bruce Historical Village (south end of JALC campus)

  • University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners & Naturalists 
  • Harrison Bruce Historical Village Tours
  • University of Illinois Kids Activity