Fun and healthy fair in Bear River

Do something fun for the family and good for your health is the message for this year’s Health and Safety Fair. The annual event, sponsored by the Bear River Valley Hospital Foundation, is to be held June 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on the lawn of the new Bear River Hospital, 905 North 1000 West in Tremonton. They’re expecting a good turnout, weather permitting of course. “If it rains,” says foundation coordinator Mary Marble, “I don’t know what we’ll do.”But, come rain or shine, she is excited about the unique events the fair has to offer. Kicking things off with a 5k Run/1 mile walk and continental breakfast, the fair includes an up-close and personal look at emergency vehicles and a wide variety of booths and games that promote physical activity for youth. “They [the games] are set up specifically to encourage kids to go outside and play things like Frisbee or baseball,” Marble says.Despite the carnival-like activities and children’s bike rodeo, the event isn’t just geared towards kids. Every half hour specialists from the hospital will come and speak about varying issues, such as high blood pressure, depression, and other common ailments. A dietician will be available to help tweak your favorite recipes, and Huntsman Cancer specialists will teach you how to spot the beginnings of skin cancer.And attending the event just might save you some money. For a person without insurance, PSA and cholesterol tests may be anywhere from $70 – $80 out of pocket. The fair is offering these same tests for only $10. Knowing your blood pressure and cholesterol levels all help towards keeping one healthy, Marble says.Whether you’re looking for a good time or wanting to improve your life Marble sums it up best: “It’s just a fun event that encourages health and wellness for the entire family.”

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