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Health and Wellness Fair in Des Moines Draws Hundreds

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Hundreds of people in the metro chose to put their health first on Saturday.

Easter Seals Iowa along with Des Moines University and Connections Matters hosted a Health and Wellness Fair.

Easter Seals provides services for those with special needs, and more than 25 vendors were on site to help the stress the importance of health.

"People with disabilities tend to have a higher health need than individuals without so we partnered with DMU to help bring awareness to this population," organizer Meghan Klier said.

It was the event's eighth year.