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Ellen Daly and Penny Lehmann outline the schedule for Health Summit Week. A Health Fair will kick off the week this Saturday morning (8:30-12:30 Sat Sep 21). Anyone interested in a full blood test should fast 10-12 hours prior to attending the fair. Breakfast will be available afterwards. See the complete schedule for the week at the Sitka Health Summit website.
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Health Fair to kick off ‘Health Summit Week’
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