TOWNSHEND -- Saturday, May 15, promises to be a fun-filled day in Townshend, starting with the Spring Into Health 5K Run at 8:30 a.m., and followed by the Community Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organized by Grace Cottage Hospital, these events will be held at Leland & Gray Union Middle/High School and the Townshend Common.
The "Spring Into Health" 5K Run starts at the Leland & Gray tennis courts and goes up Route 35 and back, ending at the Townshend Common.
Runners can register online at www.gracecottage.org/events. The registration fee is $15 for adults and $10 for those 13 and under.
The Health Fair features information from over 40 health and safety organizations, as well as free health tests, outdoor activities including an inflatable obstacle course and climbing wall, yoga and tai chi, and an up-close tour of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock emergency DHART helicopter. The Red Cross will hold a blood drive 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Leland & Gray.
Please leave pets at home. For more information, visit www.gracecottage.org/events or call 365-9109.
Grace Cottage is offering several specially-priced blood tests as a prelude to Health Fair.
These blood tests are available April 26 to May 10, Monday to Saturday, 7- 10 a.m., in the Grace Cottage Hospital laboratory, 185 Grafton Road, Townshend. The blood tests include: a comprehensive metabolic and lipid profile (14-hour fast required) for $20, PSA (prostate) for $20, TSH (thyroid) for $10, and Vitamin D test for $25. Payment must be made by cash, check, or credit card; no insurance accepted for these tests. Participants may receive their results at the Community Health Fair, along with a free consultation, or they may have the results mailed to them.