Posted: May 17, 2012 4:18 PM by Dennis Bragg (KPAX News)
Updated: May 18, 2012 10:48 AM
PABLO- From massages to exams and even jewelry, the Women 4 Wellness Health Fair continues to grow, with more than 100-vendors at this year's event.
The Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo was packed from wall-to-wall with displays, volunteers and a non-stop flow of visitors all day Thursday.
The fair is sponsored by the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes' Center for Prevention and Wellness. It's organized as an outreach effort to inspire women, and especially today's busy women, to take time to consider their health.
Every hospital in the region was represented this year, with tables set up to dispense a variety of health and wellness information, from learning to know your blood type to getting mammograms on the spot.
But it wasn't just the larger organizations who were involved. Smaller providers and vendors are beginning to catch on and the show floor was full of displays. Those included topics like oils and aromatherapy, exercise and even a chance to receive a massage or have your spine alignment checked on site.
The fair continues to offer information that's useful to a variety of ages too, from teens and young mothers to the elderly, all with the goal of furthering education.
In addition to Thursday's fair, this year's event also included a Run 4 It 5-k run this past Saturday that drew not only women from around the Mission Valley but also men as well.