Northwest NEWS

September 17, 2001


Community health and safety fair features 32 booths plus blood drive

The Health Resource Center, HRC, foundation of Washington Cathedral is conducting its annual free community health and safety fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, on the Washington Cathedral campus, 12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE.
   The health and safety fair also hosts a blood drive by the Puget Sound Blood Center. Blood donor appointments are recommended and may be arranged on .
   Thirty-two booths representing a wide range of health and wellness areas will be available for information and screening purposes.
   This year's program includes an emphasis on children's safety. Children's helmets are available for the cost of only $10 and will be fitted by head injury specialists.
   Personal health screening for high blood pressure, hypertension, osteoporosis, diabetes, asthma, high cholesterol, and carpal tunnel will be available.
   Traditional information booths include addiction support groups, women's aerobics, weight management, divorce recovery, learning disabilities, substance abuse, parenting and marriage enrichment and Christian Community Hospice.
   New additions this year include fire safety, disaster preparedness, women's health issues, strategic tutoring for kids, head injuries. There will be four depression management booths under the direction of Dr. Ray Vath, nationally acclaimed Bellevue psychiatrist.
   Sandy Dunn, HRC Board President, emphasized this is a wonderful one-stop opportunity to get free personal screening on a variety of critical health areas. She remarked, "At last year's health fair, more than 50 people were alerted to personal medical problems requiring follow-up referrals. We are committed to serving the community and have added a new emphasis on children and safety this year."
   The HRC is a nonprofit foundation that promotes the health and wellness of mind, body and spirit. More information is available at (425) 869-5433 or