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Press Release – For Immediate Release
Comprehensive health screenings and education provided
Denver –9Health Fair will host its annual health fair in Grand Junction, CO at a new location at IntelliTec College on April 19 and 20 from 7 AM-12Noon both days. With over 30 years of service to the Grand Valley, 9Health Fair provides more than 20 free and 8 low-cost health screenings to assist the community in owning it’s health. In addition, 9Health Fair will continue to offer pre-draw dates from March 11-16. Please call 970-245-8101 to make an appointment.
“We are pleased to be able to offer Grand Junction the same 9Health Fair they have known over the years with our new partners at IntelliTec and KKCO 11 News,” said Jim Goddard, President and CEO of 9Health Fair. “You can expect to see the same high quality screenings we have provided in years past as we look to help our participants celebrate life.”
Demonstrating its commitment to the health of the community, KKCO 11 News has signed on as the television partner for 9Health Fair in Grand Junction. The media outlet will continue to offer year-around health tips and information along with its support of the annual health fair.
“KKCO has always supported 9Health Fair in Grand Junction, and we are excited to be able to partner with 9Health Fair to continue to support our communities’ health,” Stacey Smith, General Sales Manager at KKCO said.
In addition to offering free and low-cost health screenings that address today’s most critical health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, mental health and more, 9Health Fair also offers:
- Screening results, with information on how to read your results, mailed directly to your home or provided online for online registrants.
- Calls from volunteer doctors and nurses within 72 hours of your 9Health Fair to people if a critical health issue is discovered
- Free interpretation and translation services
- Free “Ask A Medical Question / Get A Referral” services
- Free health education from local organizations
- Free blood work vouchers for your community’s underserved
- No social security number or personal identification required
All 9Health Fair locations include a $30 Blood Chemistry Screening which gives you information on your blood sugar (glucose), cholesterol, triglycerides, liver, kidney, bone and muscle function and may show warning signs of diabetes, heart disease and other concerns. Other low-cost screenings include a $25 Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening for men, which checks for prostate gland issues and cancer, a $15 Blood Count screening, which checks the health of your blood, a $40 Vitamin D screening, which measures your baseline Vitamin D level, a $25 Hemoglobin A1C screening that gives you an average blood sugar level over the past 2 to 3 months, and a $20 Colon Cancer Screening Take Home Kit, which checks for colon cancer. Free screenings such as Blood Pressure, Breast Exams, Prostate/Testicular, Ask a Medical Question, Ask a Pharmacist, Osteoporosis, Oral, Hearing, Foot, Skin and more are offered at specific locations, as well. Everyone is welcome to take advantage of the free health screenings whether they opt to receive the low-cost blood screenings or not.
In preparation to attend a 9Health Fair, be sure to drink plenty of water, fast for 12 hours if you plan to have your blood drawn (unless you are diabetic), and continue taking prescribed medication.
For more 9Health Fair information, or to register online, please visit www.9healthfair.org or call 1-800-332-3078.
About 9Health Fair
9Health Fair is Colorado’s largest non-profit, volunteer-driven health fair program that promotes health awareness and encourages individuals to assume responsibility for their own health. Created by a National Institutes of Health project and 9NEWS, 9Health Fair’s free and low-cost health screenings and education program has earned unique endorsements from the Colorado Medical Society, the Colorado Nurses Association and the Colorado Hospital Association. Since 1980, 9Health Fair has impacted 1.7 million lives. As an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, 9Health Fair is proud of its financial management performance, keeping its administration and fundraising expense under 17 percent of its total budget, well under the industry average of 20-25 percent. Major sponsors for the 2013 9Health Fair include 9NEWS, Quest Diagnostics, Comcast and King Soopers. Special thanks to The Colorado National Guard for its continued 9Health Fair support through delivering supplies to volunteers and sites around the state.
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