Fair has healthy response

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Wow, what a great turnout we had at the Kenai Peninsula College Health Fair! A big thank you to the community, students and volunteers who made this such a success. We had over 30 health and wellness exhibitors, including Peninsula Athletic Club (free passes); Dena'ina Health Clinic diabetes and colon cancer screening information; Cooperative Extension food safety program; Healthy Living (Shaklee); WIC/Alaska Family services; Consumer Direct Personal Care information; Dr. Dawn Lamb, Naturopath, discussing menopause and hypertension approaches; Geneva Woods Pharmacy; Hospice of the Central Peninsula; KPB/OEM spruce bark beetle mitigation and disaster preparedness; Kenai Peninsula Food Bank; LeeShore Center; Life Alaska Donor Program; Nature's Remedies SAD lights, heaters and nutritional information; Peninsula Smoke Free Partnership; Planned Parenthood; Stem Tech Health Sciences; Xocai Healthy Chocolate; Central Peninsula Counseling Services; Lions Club low-vision screening station; paramedic class "SIM" Man demonstration; Glitterbug stationmaster Joey Becher and free massages from Energy Enhancements; Healing Arts Center and Dr. Frisk, chiropractor; and Peninsula Health Center.

Special thanks to Rose Lahti, Alaska Health Fair Inc., KPC EMT, nursing and paramedic students for volunteering with lab draw and blood pressure checks, the KPC Student Union and staff members for putting it all together. Door prizes were donated by Soldotna Professional Pharmacy, River City Books, KPC Bookstore and Alaska Health Fair Inc.

A good time was had by all, see you next year.

Kathy Becher, FNP

Kenai Peninsula College

Student Health Clinic

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