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Health fair declared success

| April 4, 2017 1:15 PM

Submitted by Kate Stephens

Spring finally came out to play and April 1 was a beautiful Saturday here in Lincoln County. Once again, residents came out in droves to attend the Cabinet Peaks Medical Center Health Fair. Community members poured into fair in a steady stream from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Hundreds of delighted fairgoers were entertained by over 65 exhibitors who brought their health related knowledge, tests, games and take aways to share with all who visited their booths.

“In keeping with our Health Fair tradition, Cabinet Peaks Medical Center offered 200 free and reduced cost lab vouchers,” stated Kate Stephens, Marketing Manager at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center. “It is so exciting to see our community members showing an interest in their health by coming to the fair, and at times even waiting in line to take advantage of these important screenings.”

As in previous years, fair-goers were give then opportunity to sign up for a free lipid and glucose screening and then add three more screenings (A1C, TSH and Hemogram) at reduced prices if they desired. If community members signed up for all five tests, the total cost would be $35.00 per person. At the same time, for these 200 community members, Cabinet Peaks Medical Center provides over $60,000 in services. “It is part of the mission of Cabinet Peaks Medical Center to provide wellness healthcare services, like these, to the communities that we serve; and we are happy to do it,” added Stephens. “The strong participation at the fair makes it clear that our population cares greatly about their health and well being, which is what the fair is all about.”

This year’s event included a FITBIT HR CHARGE two give away. In order to be entered into the drawing, participants had to visit all of the CPMC Department booths and participate in their activities. Over a hundred people entered the drawing, and the lucky winner will be announced later this week.

“We will definitely be bringing this fun event back to the fair again next year,” Stephens said. “The response was wonderful, and loved by both the public and CPMC employees.”

Stephens is appreciative to the entire community for helping to make the fair a success.

“All in all, this year’s fair was definitely a hit, from the indoor vendors, to the Libby Christian Church Kids Zone, the rock climbing wall, free bike helmets, and other outdoor vendors were very popular for the duration of the event.

“A huge thank you to each of them, and to all of the fair goers as well. This is truly a community event, and we are always thrilled at the response we get from both vendors and participants.”