Annual 9Health Fair takes place Saturday |

Annual 9Health Fair takes place Saturday

Daily Staff Writer
Kathy Heicher/Enterprise Nurses Sandy Womeldorf and Ann Shainholtz process blood samples at last year's 9Health in Eagle. The event drew 680 local residents for health screeings.

Dedicated volunteers are the key to the 24th annual Eagle Valley 9Health Fair, said Paul Steinfort, an organizer of the annual event.

“It’s obvious that people really care about their neighbors and community,” Steinfort said. “We mobilize more than 120 volunteers and get great participation from several local organizations and food establishments. Several of our volunteers have been with us since the first health fair in 1981.”

Free screenings include blood pressure, BMI, body in balance, stress, dental, vision, skin cancer and breast exam. Learning centers are available on a number of health-related topics.

The blood chemistry work-up is still only $30. A 12-hour fast is necessary, except for water, black coffee or tea. Diabetics should not fast. Other screenings with a nominal fee are the PSA ($25), colorectal Kit ($5), and blood count ($15).

Participants must be 18, no appointments are necessary and child care is available.

The health fair has grown every year, reaching almost 700 participants last year, Steinfort said. And every year, there is evidence that lives are changed and even saved by the results of blood, cancer and breast screenings.

The Eagle Lions Club coordinates the local health fair. The Eagle Valley Medical Center is a major co-sponsor along with the Eagle and Gypsum fire departments. The event’s medical coordinators are Dr. Drew Werner and Dr. Angela Ammon. The lab supervisors are Diana Repasky and Lori Zehring. Lions Club non-medical coordinators are JoAnn Steinfort, Jennifer Cokerell and Jody Caruthers.

9Health Fair

When: 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday

Where: Eagle Valley Middle School, 747 E. 3rd St., Eagle

More information: Call Paul Steinfort, 524-9366 or 328-6464 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays

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