Red Rocks Community College to host 15th Annual 9Health

For More Information: Kim Rein
Director of Marketing & Communications
303-914-6260
Kim.rein@rrcc.edu

Red Rocks Community College to host 15th Annual 9Health Fair 

Fair includes screenings for children

Saturday, April 22, 2017
RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
13300 West Sixth Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Denver, CO — On April 22, 2017, Red Rocks Community College is partnering with 9Health Fair for our 15th year as a host site for a community family fair. Each spring, volunteers organize more than 25 free and low-cost health screenings and education offerings for our community, placing a variety of life-saving health screenings all under one roof. Over 100 of our site volunteers are students, faculty and staff from RRCC, assisting in both medical and non-medical roles in the health fair. We have many special children’s screening, all of which are free. We will also have a “Touch a Truck” area with fire and ambulances for the children to explore.

Note: Fasting is not required for blood screenings. To best prepare for a blood draw, drink plenty of water and continue to take prescription medications. People with diabetes should not fast. Check with your medical provider for specific recommendations.

Screenings at RRCC’s location include:

  • Blood Chemistry screening ($35) - Provides baseline information on blood glucose, cholesterol, liver, kidneys, thyroid, and more.
  • Blood Cell Count screening ($20) - Your body's ability to fight infection, anemia, liver disease and certain cancers can be discovered with this screening, which gives you a general picture of your overall health.
  • Hemoglobin A1C screening ($30) - Measures your average blood sugar control for the past 2 to 3 months. Screens for diabetes/pre-diabetes.
  • Colon Cancer Screening Kit ($25) - This take-home/mail-in kit checks for human blood in the stool, which may indicate colorectal conditions such as polyps, hemorrhoids, or cancer.
  • Vitamin D screening ($45) - Provides baseline Vitamin D levels, which helps you maintain proper bone health and understand your risk for immune diseases, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) ($30) - Measures a protein produced by the male prostate gland and is not recommended for anyone unless you have a family history of prostate cancer or are monitoring your PSA, per your physician recommendations.
  • Vitamin B12 ($20) - Provides a baseline Vitamin B12 levels which is key for normal functioning of the brain and nervous system and the formation of red blood cells.
  • Testosterone levels -  men ($35) and women ($45)- key male hormone and steroid 

The Red Rocks Community College 9Health Fair also offers a variety of free screenings such as blood pressure, breast exams, prostate/testicular, oral, foot, skin, spinal, mental health, liver health screening for Hepatitis C, and more. We also offer free health screenings for children, such as oral, Type 1 Diabetes risk screen, vision and more. Red Rocks has a variety of educational and wellness activity booths. To find detailed information about the available screenings available and to register online, visit www.9HealthFair.org. Volunteers are needed. Visit www.9healthfair.org and click on volunteer link.

Need accessibility? Contact Accessibility Services at 303-914-6733 or access@rrcc.edu at least one week prior to the event to request accommodations.

About Red Rocks Community College: Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 10,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.  www.rrcc.edu.

Monday, April 3, 2017