Health Fair Expands

U of A pharmacy students offer free screenings for cholesterol, blood sugar, and more.

Health Fair 2022 will be Saturday morning, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. until noon. The Health Fair is one of the largest volunteer-driven events in our community.

Both SaddleBrooke One and MountainView have allocated space for this year’s fair. MountainView will now include the ballroom, so there is a need for more volunteers. The commitment is fairly light—90 minutes on the day of the fair with a short orientation session in September where new volunteers receive training and a free T-shirt. There may still be openings on many teams. Contact Andrea Stephens at [email protected].

The immunization unit by Walgreens and Desert Life Pharmacy will occupy the west end of the ballroom at MountainView. Some vaccines require preregistration.

The University of Arizona pharmacy students will be back to offer free screenings for diabetes, blood sugar, cholesterol, and hypertension. These pharmaceutical students gain important real-world experience under the supervision of their professor—and Health Fair attendees benefit.

HealthySkin Dermatology, the underwriter of the fair, will conduct free skin cancer screenings. Every year, someone learns about a suspicious spot or growth that requires timely follow-up with a dermatologist.

We face the challenges of expansion to make the Health Fair not only bigger, but better. All parking will be at the MountainView clubhouse. Only golf carts and handicapped stickers can park at SaddleBrooke One due to limited space. Shuttles begin at MountainView and run between the two locations about every 10 minutes.

It’s all at Health Fair 2022. Whether you choose to volunteer or attend, your morning will be a fun, learning experience.