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Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Foothills Higher Education Center, 2128 South Sterling Street

The theme this year: Totally Awesome

Tune in to your health this year at Lady Fair where we are going back to the ‘80s.

Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge welcomes “totally awesome” women of all ages to the region’s single largest annual event dedicated solely to women.

This year, the doors open at 7:30 a.m. Free screenings offered include:

  • Diabetes risk assessments
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Nutrition education
  • Bone density screening
  • Lung health screening
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Ankle brachial index (circulation)

If you get an abnormal reading on one or more of your screenings, staff will follow up. During last year’s event, we conducted more than 200 cholesterol screenings, 120 skin screenings, 160 respiratory screenings and 190 A1C diabetes screening.

Lady Fair will have select vendors with items for sale so bring your wallet. Some of our vendors who have already confirmed are:

  • The Thankful Goat
  • Options
  • Premier Jewelry
  • LulaRoe
  • Pampered Chef
  • Tupperware
  • Posh Skin Care
  • David’s Creations
  • Country Girl Soaps
  • Keep Me Safe Organics
  • HandiCare
  • Beltone Hearing
  • Avon
  • Betsy’s Weaving
  • D & L Candles
  • Sylvia Designs
  • Burke Myo Therapy
  • Party Lite Candles
  • Lucy’s Crafts
  • Firefly Recycled Glass

A lot of educational material will be available for women who decide not to get screened. “We have our service lines and practices will be represented there and you can come through and ask questions,” said Danette Brackett, executive director of Business Development for Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge.

The first Lady Fair was held almost 15 years ago. “We wanted to have a day just for women so they can get potentially life-saving screenings and get health information,” Brackett said. “You’ll also get the chance to shop for items you can’t find in a store.”

Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge is focused on wellness, preventive care and knowing your health numbers. We hope you will attend. Interpreters will be available for Hmong, Spanish and deaf and hard of hearing.

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