Heart Fair will offer free health exams

Thursday, January 29, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 5:59 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 5, 2008

Boone Hospital will hold the third edition of the Heart Fair on Feb. 5, during which community members can receive four free screening exams, such as glucose and total cholesterol screening, blood pressure check and Body Mass Index calculation.

The Heart Fair will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the hospital's Bridge over Broadway, "so that people can have easy and direct access to the facilities," Renae Nicholes, coordinator of the hospital's Community and Media Information Center, said.

In addition, for the first time, a Community Lecture, "Heart to Heart," will set the stage for the event and is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lenoir Community Center, 1 Hourigan Drive. Physicians will present advancements in cardiovascular disease treatments and research.

Nicholes said a fashion show also has been organized for the first time in collaboration with local TV station KMIZ. Downtown businesses have donated outfits and the show will feature members from KMIZ as models. Free breakfast and lunch will be also provided.

The event is free and open to the entire community.

Reservations for the conference are due Friday. Reservations to receive free screenings at the Hearth Fair are due Monday. To register, call 815-6400 or toll-free 800-872-9008.

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