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March 17, 2009

Contact Sue Danielson at 608-796-3806 or scdanielson@viterbo.edu

VITERBO UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR APRIL 2

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Have your blood pressure or body fat measured, undergo a skin cancer screening, check your blood glucose level, undergo a computerized foot scan and gait analysis, get a massage, or participate in some of the many other activities offered at the Viterbo University Community Health Fair from noon–5 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in the Amie L. Mathy Center for Recreation and Education.

All events and services at the fair are free and open to the public. It will include a BloodCenter of Wisconsin blood drive, health screenings, hands-on activities, educational displays, food, door prizes, and much more. Also, the La Crosse County Hazardous Waste Department officials will hold an unused and expired medication collection.

“The Community Health Fair is just one step in an effort to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle options and local resources,” said Sue Danielson, Viterbo’s director of health services. “Our booths will feature interactive, health-focused demonstrations and information that will apply to all ages. It is a good way to encourage people to make important changes to their lifestyles and to improve their long term health and well-being.”

More than 65 local organizations are scheduled to participate, including Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, Gundersen Lutheran, Allergy Associates of La Crosse, the American Red Cross, La Crosse County, Metropolitan Day Spa, Waterloo Heights Dental Center, and local chiropractors.

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