Health Fair coming to Rec. Center on April 10
The Skagway Health Fair is back this year, and will be held on Saturday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Skagway Rec. Center.
Some of the services available include vision and hearing tests, blood pressure tests, massage, and blood draws.
There will be information on a variety of subjects such as mental health, diabetes, asthma, breast cancer, women’s cardiac, fetal alcohol syndrome, DARE, fire safety, breast feeding, alcoholism, smoking, domestic abuse, nutrition, and the medicinal properties of plants.
There also will be a healthy dessert cooking contest. Bring your healthy dessert and a copy of your recipe to the Rec. Center booth by 10 a.m. For more information about the cooking contest rules, look on bulletin boards around town.
All services are free with the exception of the Comprehensive Blood Test for $35 and the Thyroid Screening for $30, which are both reasonably priced. Prostate Disease Screening will also be available, and once again the cost will be covered by the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund. A big thank you goes out to them!
If you would like to participate in the Blood Draw, Comprehensive Blood Test, Thyroid Screening, or Prostate Disease Screening, you must fast for 12 hours prior to your visit. Don’t forget.
This is a great opportunity for the community to come together in the common interest of health. Hope to see you there!
– SHAUN KEEF, DahlMemorial Clinic