South Pole cyclist is the featured speaker at Logan community health fair

<span>Logan’s Neighborhood Council is the force behind a Community Health Fair coming up </span><span><span>Saturday, May 17</span></span><span> and the hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Logan Recreation Center. <span><a href=”http://www.loganutah.org/CD/Neighborhood%20Improvement/PDF/CHFposterreduced.pdf” target=”_blank”>”Creating a Culture of Activity”</a> is the theme for        the fair and</span><span> it’s free and everyone is invited to attend. </span>James Olson, the city’s liaison to the Neighborhood Council, says there will be something healthful and also fun for people of all ages.</span>

<span>”We have over 50 health professionals, fitness professionals,” Olson explains. “They will be doing a variety of health screenings, consultations. We’ll have several giveaways and drawings, which is pretty exciting.</span>

<span>”And then we’re going to have a number of other presentations. One that I’m pretty excited about is Shelly Compton. She is actually a city employee. She had stage 4, a very aggressive form of breast cancer. She is going to share her story.”</span>

<span>Wilson Neighborhood Council Chairman Jim Reese says the keynote speaker will be <a href=”http://epicsouthpole.blogspot.com” target=”_blank”>Daniel Burton</a>, who recently achieved international fame for completing the first-ever bike ride from the edge of the Antarctic region to the South Pole. The journey was 750 miles, lasted 51 days and included navigating around deadly crevasses and surviving temperatures -35 degrees Fahrenheit.</span>

“It would take a lot of stamina,” Reese says of Burton. “It would take a lot of training to be able to do that.”

Reese explains that Burton was searching for something epic in his life.

“He was a little bit out of shape, he was a computer programer. He lost his job and was thinking, ‘what can I do?’

“He wanted to open a bike shop so he started thinking about riding to the South Pole. What an amazing effort that he did.”

Reese says Burton, who is from Utah, will be able to encourage all of us that we can do better and he’ll stress the importance of setting a goal.

<span>Burton will be telling his story at 12 </span><span><span>noon</span></span><span>. Olson says the Neighborhood Council has grown to 25 members and wonderful things have been done to strengthen and beautify the neighborhoods throughout Logan City.</span>

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