SOURCE: KARE 11

August 17, 2007 10:22 ET

Get Checked Out at the Fair!

Health Fair 11 at the Fair Is the Place to See and Be Seen (Medically Speaking!)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - August 17, 2007) - Each year, thousands of people Get Checked Out while visiting the Minnesota State Fair. We're not talking about the ogling that takes place on the midway. Instead, we're talking about the health checks and screenings taking place at Health Fair 11 at the Fair!

Health Fair 11 is back for a seventh year of providing free or low-cost health screenings to the thousands of fairgoers attending the Great Minnesota Get Together. Health Fair 11 at the Fair has logged more than 180,000 health evaluations at the fair since first opening its doors in 2000.

More than a dozen organizations will be providing health screenings and information. New offerings include free prostate exams (no joking!), food allergy information, and evaluations for something called "gamer's thumb." For the kids, exhibits will offer free helmet fittings, and, just in time for school, proper backpack adjustments. Fair favorites like diabetes screenings, blood pressure checks, and visions & hearing tests will also return. Fairgoers will also have the opportunity to sign a memorial wall for the 35W bridge collapse.

The Minnesota State Fair runs August 23rd through Labor Day. For a complete listing and description of the screenings available at Health Fair 11 at the Fair, visit www.kare11.com/healthfair.

Health Fair 11 at the Fair is conveniently located in the East Crossroads Auditorium at the intersection of Dan Patch Avenue and Cooper Street. The building will be open from 9:00am to 9:00pm. Health Fair 11 at the Fair is made possible by Health Fair 11, a partnership of Cub Pharmacy, UCare, and KARE 11 TV.

Get Checked Out at Health Fair 11 at the Fair. It's the place to see and been seen (by the health experts that is!)

Health Fair 11 is partnership among KARE 11 TV, Cub Pharmacy, and UCare. The mission of this nonprofit organization is to provide health care education, materials for consumers and free or low cost screenings to members of our community. Contact us at healthfair@kare11.com

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Craig Hotvedt
    763-797-7299