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Release: Sept. 29, 2000

Health Fair 2000 is scheduled for Oct. 4 at UI Field House

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Health Fair 2000 will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 on the Main Deck of the University of Iowa Field House.

A free event held biannually at the UI since 1993, the fair gives campus and community members the opportunity to gain information on a variety of current health-related issues. This year's theme is "Survive and Thrive with Health Fair 2000." The event is sponsored by Health Iowa/UI Student Health Service and the UI department of health, leisure, and sports studies.

The health fair will feature booths from Health Iowa, the Student Health Service, University of Iowa Health Care and campus/community agencies. Body fat testing, fitness assessments and other health-related screenings will be available. A local massage therapist and representatives from Habitat for Humanity and the Humane Society also will be at the event. Students may charge flu shots to their U-bill during the fair. A blood drive will take place during the entire fair.

For additional information, contact Amy Fletcher or Denise Ramsey at Health Iowa at (319) 335-8392.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Health Iowa in advance at (319) 335-8392.