9News Health Fair

OWN YOUR HEALTH:  ATTEND 9HEALTH FAIR THIS SPRING
Screening Location on Saturday, April 21, 2012
RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
13300 West Sixth Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Lakewood: On April 21, 2012, Red Rocks Community College is partnering with 9Health Fair to present more than 20 free and four low-cost health screenings, as well as education, for people to keep their health in check.  9Health Fair, Colorado’s largest volunteer-run, non-profit health fair program, is urging anyone over 18 to attend. 

Located at 13300 West Sixth Avenue in Lakewood (near 6th Avenue and Union), the Red Rocks Community College site offers spacious parking and shuttle service to and from the parking lot for seniors and the handicapped, as well as easily accessible, centralized screening locations on the campus.  Click here to volunteer for this event.

QUICK FACTS about the Red Rocks 9Health Fair:

-Doors open at 7:00 a.m. and the fair ends at noon. 

-Limited PAP screenings – first come, first served. 

-Avoid the crowds at the phlebotomy station by arriving at 9:00 a.m. or later. 

Visit www.rrcc.edu for directions to the campus or call 303-914-6600.

9HealthFairParticipants – Bring Your Own Water!!! to ensure proper hydration for a smooth blood draw experience.  9Health Fair is continuing its focus on “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”

MORE: 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:

-Blood work, Pap smear and colon cancer screening results, with information on how to read your results, mailed directly to your home for you to share with your doctor.  Results delivered within four weeks of your 9Health Fair visit. 

-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 hundreds of local organizations

-Free blood work vouchers available for your community’s underserved (limited quantities, first-come, first-served).

-No social security number or personal identification required

 

More than 150 communities throughout Colorado and Wyoming will host a 9Health Fair.  For a complete list of screenings and locations throughout Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska, visit www.9healthfair.org.

All the reasons why YOU should participate in the spring 2012 9Health Fair!!

 “With jobs and healthcare weighing heavily on most people’s minds today, it has never been more important for people to really start understanding and owning their health,” said Goddard.  “Because our community-driven program is a safe, friendly and affordable way for people to learn more about their health, this year, we want people who regularly participate in 9Health Fair to bring their loved ones so that they can start taking action to live a long, high quality life.”

Each year:

-19,000 9Health Fair volunteers serve more than 90,000 people from communities around the state. 

-With more than half of those volunteers comprised of doctors, nurses and other medically-trained individuals, 9Health Fair needs Phlebotomists, Registered Nurses (RNs), Physicians Assistants (PAs), Medical Doctors (MDs), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and other credentialed medical professionals to help administer a variety of health screenings and draw blood.

-Retired medical professionals and students enrolled in a medical program can also volunteer at any 9Health Fair site, with instructor supervision, and additional phlebotomy training and refresher courses are available through 9Health Fair. 

-Spanish speaking volunteers to help with on-site interpretation and translation are also needed.

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 such as:

-$25 Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening for men, which checks for prostate gland issues and cancer

-$15 Blood Count screening, which checks the health of your blood

-$40 Vitamin D screening, which measures your baseline Vitamin D level

-$25 Hemoglobin A1C screening that gives you and average blood sugar level over the past 2  to 3 months

-$20 Colon Cancer Screening Take Home Kit, which checks for colon cancer

Free screenings such as Blood Pressure, Pap smears, 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.

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 2011 9Health Fair include: 9NEWS, Quest Diagnostics, GE, 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.

For more 9Health Fair information, please visit www.9healthfair.org or call 1-800-332-3078.

For More Information:
Marla Rodriguez                                        
Director of Communications
9Health Fair
(303) 698-4455 x1302 
marla.rodriguez@9healthfair.org 

RRCC Contact:
Jane Banzhaf
Publicity Coordinator
RRCC 9Health Fair
303-914-6069
9healthfair@rrcc.edu
                              

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9 News Health Fair (2011)

Last year's 9News Healthfair.