Archive for Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tonganoxie Civic Club/Lawrence Memorial Hospital health fair Saturday at THS; benefit walk also planned

September 3, 2013

Tonganoxie Civic Club is partnering with Lawrence Memorial Hospital for a health fair Saturday. TCC also will have a benefit walk at the event.

The health fair will run from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Chieftain Room in Tonganoxie High School. There also will be a drawing for prizes.

LMH will offer blood pressure and finger stick cholesterol screenings and the LMH Diabetes Education Center will offer a fingerstick blood glucose screening that requires at least a two-hour fast. Other organizations and businesses planning to be at the fair: Tonganoxie Nursing Center, Family Medicine of Tonganoxie, Free State Fitness, Physical Therapy Solutions, Midwest Chiropractic, Tonganoxie Recreation Commission, Transforming Tonganoxie Together, Parents as Teachers, Cardiovascular Specialists of Lawrence, the Lawrence Vein Center, Dr. Richard Dean, Leavenworth County Health Department and Vintage Park of Tonganoxie. Tonganoxie City Fire Department will offer free child seat safety checks in the parking lot at the high school.

For the TCC walk, sign up will be at the THS east gymnasium doors. Participants can pay a $10 entry fee and walk anytime between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Participants also can make a pledge or donate to a civic club member. The walk will take place on the THS campus. Other charitable organizations can participate as well.

Participating charitable organizations at the event will share in the proceeds from the walk. Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank, as well as Knights of Columbus, have indictated plans to walk in the benefit event along with Tonganoxie Civic Club. Members of local orginazations can walk by paying a $10 entry fee. Half of that entry fee will be returned to that organization and any pledges those walkers receive will go to that organization.

Organizer Ken Mark hopes the walk will continue to grow as an annual event.

“We some day hope that this Walk for Tonganoxie can involve literally hundreds of people,” Mark said.

Call Ken Mark, 913-991-8191, or Jason Ward, 913-488-4587, for more info.

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