“Own Your Own Health” at the Boulder JCC – 9Health Fair

Here is your chance to “Own Your Own Health!”  Did you know that you could get free screenings and low cost, complete blood work at a 9Health Fair? The 9Health Fair isn’t your average health fair… you get real services, support and screenings by specialists.

The Boulder JCC is hosting a 9Health Fair on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 7:00 am – Noon.

The Boulder JCC has been a 9Health Fair site for over 10 years. Last year, approximately 700 participants came to the Boulder JCC for low cost blood work and free health screenings. Why? The reason is that the 9Health Fair is a safe, friendly and affordable way for people in our community to learn more about their health.

Basic screenings at the 9Health Fair include a 29 component blood chemistry for $30 and blood count screenings for $15. The JCC location will also offer many other free and low cost health screenings including PSA & Vitamin D blood tests, blood pressure, vision, skin, hearing, oral, foot, lung function and bone density screenings. For current information on our site’s offerings, please go to www.9healthfair.org.

In addition, the Boulder JCC is the only 9Health Fair site in Boulder to offer the Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) screening in 2012. The RA screening involves a blood test to identify certain auto-antibodies which help make the diagnosis of RA. Recent studies have shown that auto-antibodies appear in the blood years prior to symptoms of RA, therefore, it is crucial to identify risk early.

The Boulder JCC is proud to host the 9Health Fair, as there are many people who could not afford these screenings otherwise. It’s extremely valuable to take control of your health and we are happy to make that possible.” said Jonathan Lev, Executive Director of the Boulder JCC.

In order to receive the most accurate results you should fast (DO NOT EAT ANYTHING OR DRINK LIQUIDS WITH SUGAR OR CREAM IN THEM) for 12 hours prior to attending a health fair. Drink plenty of water during your 12 hour fast and continue to take your regular medications. If you are diabetic, do not fast.

The Boulder JCC 9Health Fair is a green event and we encourage our participants and volunteers to bring their own water bottles to the fair.

Screenings are limited and will close promptly at noon, so please arrive early.

We are able to offer these valuable screenings with the help of over 120 volunteers and our partner, Boulder Medical Center. It truly is a mitzvah to volunteer at this event and we always need more volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Shari at shari@boulderjcc.org.

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About Shari Schnee

Shari Blake Schnee is the Shalom Family and Camp Director at the Boulder Jewish Community Center (BJCC).

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One comment

  1. Thank you all for hosting this wonderful event. I'll be there again!