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Leadville 9Health Fair Turns 35 on April 12

The Leadville 9HealthFair will be held this year on Saturday, April 12 from 7 a.m. to Noon at the Lake County Middle School. 

Save some time in line and register ahead of time, online!

Save some time in line and register ahead of time, online!

“This year marks 35 years for the Leadville 9Health Fair,” said the Fair’s Site Coordinator Heather Scanlon, “It’s one of the longest running fairs in Colorado!” 

Friendly, helpful volunteers like Joann Cirullo (l) and Ann Marie Bradach (r) make it easy to Own Your Health

Friendly, helpful volunteers like Joann Cirullo (l) and Ann Marie Bradach (r) make it easy to Own Your Health.

For many in the Leadville and Lake County community, this annual event also acts as their annual check-up, serving 400-500 people per year.  In addition to offering free and low-cost health screenings that address today’s most critical health issues, the 9HealthFair is an affordable way to measure other health concerns including heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, colon cancer, skin health, hearing and more. 

One of the ways that 9HealthFair attendees can help make the process quicker and easier is to register in advance. Online registration is available at: http://www.9healthfair.org/register

The Leadville 9Health Fair offers no and low-cost screenings.

The Leadville 9Health Fair will offer no and low-cost screenings on April 12 at the Middle School.

This year, local screenings will include: This year, local screenings will include: Cardiac Assessment, Pulse Oximetry, Sleep Apnea, Hearing Assessment, Bone Health, Lung Function, Body Mass Index, and Podiatry. In addition, the following low-cost screening are available: Blood Chemistry Screening (Blood Draw) (Cost: $30), Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) (Men Only Blood Draw) (Cost: $25), Hemoglobin A1c (Blood Draw) (Cost: $25), Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy Screening (Blood Draw) (Cost: $15), Colon Cancer Screening Kit (Take Home Test) (Cost: $40). 

Participants should be aware that as it has been in recent years, there will be NO EARLY BLOOD DRAW. This medical screening will only be available the day of the Fair, April 12.

“It takes a group effort to get the job done,” added Scanlon. “We grateful to everyone who signs up to help, but there always room for more volunteers.” 

If you are interested in volunteering for set-up on Friday, April 11 or the day of the Fair (medical and non-medical positions), please contact Charlotte Barat at charlottebarat90@gmail.com or 719-293-5400.

It would be hard to beat Don Ferrie's volunteer record, but helping out at the 9Health Fair would be a great way to start!

It would be hard to beat Don Ferrie’s volunteer record, but helping out at the Leadville 9Health Fair on April 12 would be a great way to start!

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