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Franciscan Health sponsors day at the fair

Franciscan Health Crawfordsville and Franciscan Physician Network are proud to sponsor a wide variety of events at this year’s Montgomery County 4-H Fair.

Franciscan Health and Franciscan Physician Network will offer free cholesterol screenings and blood pressure checks from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Expo Hall.

Other activities from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday include:

• Information booths – outside the Expo Hall;

• Stroke information and the giant walk-through inflatable brain — outside the Expo Hall;

• Kids’ carnival games sponsored by Franciscan Physician Network.

In addition, the Franciscan Health Stroke Team will be conducting a stroke demonstration at 1 p.m. on the outdoor stage, where a member of the team will present themselves with signs and symptoms of a stroke. The demonstration will involve first responders assisting the person.

The demonstration will be filmed for future educational uses and presentations throughout the area. After the demonstration, the team will talk more in depth about what people can do to identify signs and symptoms of stroke.

Franciscan Health Crawfordsville and Franciscan Physician Network are also sponsoring the 4-H Color Run this year. The run starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration for adults is $10 and children $5. Race day registration will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. outside the Purdue Extension office.