Cascade Valley Hospital hosted its first “Good to Go From Head to Toe Kids’ Back to School Expo” Aug. 22, helping children in the Arlington area get the health care they need for free or at a reduced cost before heading back into the classroom. Hospital workers were on-site to administer vaccinations, provide health screenings and give local families healthcare information. Though this was the hospital’s third health fair, the back-to-school expo marks the first fair directed at kids.
The hospital hosted more than 1,000 attendees, and with some children needing as many as 10 vaccinations, leaders hope to hold the health fair again next year. The fair showed children just how crucial it is to take care of your health, and that it can even be fun. Cascade Valley is doing its part to build a healthy community and a healthy future.
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