United in Health Fair organized by IRC SLC staff proves to be a success
The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City hosted the inaugural United in Health Fair in May 2010. It was a great success! The health fair served approximately 189 attendees with 16 booths providing education on a range of health topics and community resources including high blood pressure, dental care, nutrition, stress management, and first safety. Participants had the opportunity to receive hygiene kits as well as enter into a raffle to win prizes ranging from emergency kits to massage and facials. Activities included yoga, a fire safety demonstration, blood pressure readings, hand-washing and more. It is anticipated that this will be an annual event, so please let IRC staff know if you’re interested in participating next year.
We would like to thank our generous donors who made this health fair possible: Horizonte, Costco Wholesale, Target, Sherman Kendall Academy, The Paul Mitchell School, Harmons, Beans & Brews, Flow Yoga SLC, The Community Food Co-Op of Utah, Central City Recreation, Great Harvest Bread, Millcreek Gardens, Megaplex Theatres, Downtown Alliance, Yvette Melby and Sarah Burkholz.
We would also like to thank our booth participants: Salt Lake Valley Health Department, Utah Domestic Violence Council, Community Food Co-Op of Utah, People’s Market, Downtown Farmer’s Market, Family Dental Plan, Utah Health & Human Rights Project, Planned Parenthood, Unified Fire Authority, BYU Nursing Program, Downtown Alliance, and more. We look forward to our continued partnership.