Health Briefs, Dec. 18, 2012
Registration open for 5K and health expo
Registration is open for the sixth-annual Sweet Heart Run and Health Expo Feb. 9 in Fruita.
The city of Fruita and Family Health West will host the 5K run/walk and a 10K run as part of the event. The race begins at 10 a.m. at the Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St. Registration is $25 for the 5K and $30 for the 10K. Fees increase by $5 for late registration. Call 858-0360 or visit http://www.sweetheartrun.com to register or get more information.
The health expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the community center’s gym. The expo will offer free health screenings and education.
Hospice receives health foundation grant
The Colorado Health Foundation recently awarded a two-year $188,000 grant to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado.
The grant will be used to support Hospice’s Palliative Care Program, which helps people with serious illnesses navigate the health care system, coordinate care between health providers and receive care such as pain relief services.
Community Hospital donates to food bank
Community Hospital delivered 100 frozen turkeys and more than $4,000 worth of Albertsons gift cards last week to Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies.
The donation was made on behalf of the medical providers on the hospital’s staff. The turkeys will be distributed to families in need and the food bank will use the gift cards to buy more food.
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