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Third Annual Health Fair In Murphys

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San Andreas, CA -Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital (MTSJH) will be holding its 3rd Annual Health Fair on Saturday, March 24th, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.

Dozens of community health groups will participate in this community event. Information will be available at the event on topics such as senior health services, nutrition, fitness and Diabetes.

A variety of free health screenings will be available including; body fat, physical fitness levels, colon cancer, stress levels, skin cancer screening, and metabolic screenings. Also, child fluoride varnish application kits, adult flu shots and chair massages are available for free. Low cost testing and services include Pneumonia Vaccinations ($45), Blood Analysis ($45), and Bone Density Screenings ($10).

“Each year we look forward to the privilege to work with our community partners to provide these vital health care services to our Calaveras County neighbors,” said Patti Monczewski, Interim Hospital President. He also noted the fun run/walks. “Not only do they raise funds for a good cause, they also provide opportunities for friends and family to enjoy exercising together.”

The 3rd Annual Calaveras 5k Run / Walk for Lupus Awareness will also be held on the day of the Health Fair. The fees are $10 for children ages 6 to 12 and $20 for ages 13+, with children under age 6 being free. For race information, call (209) 754-2604.

Another fundraiser is offered by hospital Emergency Room nurses. The semi-annual “Scrubs for Smiles” scrub sale benefits the Smile Train. “Our scrubs sales have raised thousands of dollars for Smile Train,” shared Crystyl Hollister, RN. “These funds correct cleft palates in the children the world over.”

For more information about the Fall Health Fair, call (209) 754-2564.