Sanford Vermillion is partnering with USD SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) as well as students in Health Professions programs at the University of South Dakota to provide a wide variety of screenings and activities to promote health and wellness awareness.

“It is important to be proactive about your health and participate in annual screenings. Early detection is vital for appropriately managing and preventing chronic health conditions,” comments Amanda Anderson, Wellness Nurse, Sanford Vermillion.

The theme “Know Your Numbers,” focuses on the importance of knowing your individual ‘numbers’ and understanding what they mean with respect to one’s overall health and wellness. Community members will also learn about financial awareness as related to health services.

Free health screenings will include blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat/body mass index analysis, lung/breathing test, Dermascan™ skin damage screening, heel ultrasound – osteoporosis screen and oral cancer screen. Reduced cost screenings available include cholesterol – Total/HDL ratio - $15, and PSA Blood screen for men - $20. Community Blood Bank of Sioux Falls mobile unit will be onsite for blood donations.

The Children’s Fun Room with supervision by the USD SIFE students will include fun activities. The Junior Health Fair next door will feature health related activity stations such as dexterity, sensory box, monster walk and agility to name a few. Starburst the Clown will be on hand to entertain the kids as well.

For more information regarding the Community Health and Wellness Fair, call 605.638.8461 or visit

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