Opinion | Letter: 9HealthFair has another successful year
October 9, 2018
To the editor:
It took 77 volunteers (medical professionals, community members and Lions alike) to make the Lions-9HealthFair 2018 another successful event for greater Grand County. Thank you to each of them, as well as the 297 community members who came through and “Owned Your Health.” Those who came on Oct. 6 took advantage of over 20 free and low-cost screenings.
Special thank you to Safeway Pharmacy for providing free flu shots for any interested attendee. Local professionals who gave their time/talent so generously to our community included Dr. Mark Chua and Dr. Lucinda Young (and their staff) at Winter Park Dental, Ron Hald and Jamil Young from the PT department at Middle Park Health, Jean Anderson (Middle Park Health) provided Nutrition information, Dianne Wettersten, PA-C (Middle Park Health) and Cathy Pacocha, PA-C (Kallgren Dermatology Clinic, Boulder) our two professionals who screened for skin issues. The 13 nursing professionals who so generously donated their time and talent to draw blood (and help with flu shots) are what makes this all come together. Thank you to Kim Birdseye and her wonderful team! Grand County EMS helped with blood pressures, Dr. Carrie Nedele (Grand Animal Hospital) is our leader over the lab processes. Without the entire team of 50 Lions and 27 community volunteers this event would not happen.
Thank you to our generous financial donors: Citywide Bank, Grand Foundation, Town of Fraser, Grand Mountain Bank, TerraFirma Homes, Winter Park Resort, Sky-Hi News, Winterparktimes.com, King Sooper/City Market, and Sharon Scott and Joe Wetzel (Denver residents with a second home in Winter Park). In-kind donations included Fraser Elementary School (their support staff are the best!), Elevation Pizza, Middle Park Health, DenverHealth, Grand County EMS, Safeway, Rendezvous, Quest Diagnostics and Winter Park Dental. We were also supported by three key non-profit organizations who came to share their missions with the community: Rural Health Network, Celebrate Recovery and Advocates for Violence Free Community. Hope to see you next year!
Susan Odneal, Fraser River Valley Lions Club, Lions-9HealthFair Coordinator