Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mark Twain St Joseph's 16th annual Fall Health Fair

SAN ANDREAS, CA – September 12, 2014- Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) will be holding its 16th Annual Fall Health Fair on Saturday, September 27th from 7am to noon on the Hospital Campus in San Andreas.

“Hosting our community health fairs allows us to express our gratitude to those that entrust us with their health care needs,” said Craig Marks, Hospital President. “Our health fairs benefit individuals that are underserved or working towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our providers and staff are here to share preventative care and health maintenance tips. Providing affordable health care services is one way we serve our community. This is a joint effort with many other entities working together, especially the Health Care District that helps fund this initiative, to ensure that Calaveras County residents can thrive in a healthy community.”

Over fifty community health related service groups will participate in this community- wide event. A wealth of information is available on topics such as senior health services, nutrition, fitness and diabetes. There will be children’s activities including a bounce house. The low cost health screening and services include the five-panel blood analysis, including a chemistry panel, thyroid, complete blood count, lipid panel, iron for women, PSA for men, and vitamin D deficiencies ($45), and Bone Density Screenings ($10). Those participating in the blood analysis need to be fasting after 10pm. Flu shots are free.
For more information about the Fall Health Fair, call 754-2564.
MTMC will also be sponsoring the Annual Fall Calaveras 5k Run / Walk for Cancer Awareness on the day of the Health Fair. The course is on Murray Creek Road in San Andreas. The fees for Pre-Registration by September 21 are; $10 for children ages 6 to 12 and $20 for ages 13+; with children under age 6 being free. All race proceeds will go to the Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation for the Cancer Center patients.
For race information, call (209) 754-9670.