By Jackie Williams
November 16, 2007
Many thanks go out to the organizations, businesses and volunteers
that brought about the annual Ketchikan Community Health Fair.
The call went out in our community for another entity to organize
and manage the Health Fair: Tongass Substance Screening (TSS)
stepped up to fill the need.
Alaska Health Fair, processes the blood tests, the Ketchikan
Public Health Center, had flu shots available: the K-Hi Health
Class took blood pressures, weight and BMIs (Body Mass Index)
as well as offering the most basic type of eye exam. The Blood
Bank of Alaska in conjunction with First City Rotary collected
blood donations. Over forty exhibitors were present to provide
information and encouragement to improve the quality of our lives.
Every autumn, the Health Fair is the only time some folks will
have a health screening of any type and at a more affordable
cost for those who have to pay out of pocket. More than three
hundred people had blood tests and by doing so are take part
in their own wellbeing.
An extra special Thank You goes to the outstanding people who
donated the gift of Liquid Life; 129 units of blood were donated.
We are truly a community, who cares about one another,
Received November 15, 2007
- Published November 16, 2007
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