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The free Valley View Hospital Health Fair is a morning of health information and testing for adults 18 years of age and older. This year there will be two separate fairs on two dates and locations. The first will be at Valley View Medical Office Building at 1830 Blake Ave. on Saturday, April 17, from 7 a.m.-noon. The second will be at Riverside Middle School on Saturday, April 24, from 7 a.m.- noon.

Free health screenings and educational booths are available, as well as optional blood chemistry analysis. Blood chemistry analysis will be $30, and includes tests for cholesterol, cardiac risk, blood sugar, kidney and liver function. The test requires fasting 12 hours before screening. Diabetics should not fast. There will be free health screening and educational booths available.

A breast examination is available with a minimum of a $5 donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Those who may have eyeglasses that are not being used may recycle them at the fair, and old coats for a coat drive will be accepted at the Glenwood location.

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For information call 947-5574 or visit the vvh.org Web site.

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Glenwood Medical Associates present the fifth annual Mother’s Day Mile on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9. The one-mile races begin at 1 p.m. The race begins and ends at Glenwood Medical Associates, 1830 Blake Ave. in Glenwood. Sign up in advance, and the fee is $15, but wait until the day of the race and the fee is $15. There is a $40 rate for families ($50 on race day). Proceeds benefit the Advocate Safehouse Project, whose mission is to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in our community.

Entrants may run, or walk, and may or may not be timed. For more information, please contact Nancy Reinisch, race director, at 945-8503, extension 3336.

In case you haven’t already picked out that perfect Mother’s Day gift, there will be silent auction gift baskets the day of the race. The event includes finish line roses, homemade apple pie, kids’ activities, and awards.

The Mother’s Day Mile is also sponsored by Glenwood Medical Associates, Schmueser Gordon Meyer, Innermountain Distributing Co., Something Sweet Candy, MCR Reinisch Foundation, and Valley View Hospital.

Kay Vasilakis’ column, “Nonprofit Spotlight,” appears every other Wednesday. For news tips and inspirations, please call 984-2308.

Health Fair at a Glance

Two locations and two dates:

Valley View Medical Office Building, Saturday, April 17, 7 a.m.-noon

Riverside Middle School, Saturday, April 24, 7 a.m.-noon

Free health screenings and educational booths available

Optional blood chemistry analysis

Contact: 947-5574, vvh.org, mydoctor.com/familyhealth, or glenwoodmedical.com


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