Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) will host its annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, October 18th, from 9 am to noon at Maine Central Institute’s Wright Gym in Pittsfield. With the theme of “Celebrating Traditions of Care,” this year’s fair will also host the 20th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. Admission to both events is free.
Returning to the larger Wright Gym (where both the walk and the fair were held years ago), the Community Health Fair is planning to provide seasonal flu shots for adults at least 18 years old, nutrition education, drug identification, hands-only CPR/Pet CPR instruction, senior resources, health screenings, and local health services offered throughout the community. Every year, the SVH Breast Cancer Awareness Walk raises money for the Nancy Stone Fund, which provides free mammograms and other breast health services to area women who cannot afford these services because of a lack of insurance or underinsurance.