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Campus Plans Annual Community Event

Jun 23, 2014

The Pikeville Campus is in process of planning their 7th Annual Healthy Fun Fair for Thursday, July 24.  During the event, the college provides free medical services and consultations to the community.  Last year there were approximately 1,000 people in attendance and that number is expected to grow this year. 

Along with free medical services, the students also get to participate in a mock disaster.  The mock disaster requires hours of planning and preparation.  Recently, several members of the first responder community were present for the planning luncheon.  The timing of the event, marketing and improvements from last year were a few of topics on the agenda.  Those in attendance were Bill Baker and Dwayne Osborne with AirEvac Lifeteam; Gilbert Storey with Thelka Fire Department; Cyrus Hess with Appalachian First Response; Chief Jason Ray of the Coal Run City Police; and Wilma Storey, director of health care education at the Pikeville Campus.  Each department has a part to play in the response to the mock disaster and this luncheon helped determine the roles that each would play.

Tammy Riley, campus director said, “The Pikeville Campus hopes, with the help of these agencies, that this year’s event will be the best one on record.”

To stay up-to-date on the event developments, join the campus's Facebook event for the Healthy Fun Fair. Use the hashtag #HealthyFunFair2014 to tell us if you are planning to attend. We will be live tweeting and posting on the day of the event using this same hashtag.

A-A partial outside view of the 2013 Healthy Fun Fair held annually at the Pikeville Campus. 

B-Medical students of the Pikeville Campus get to see the inside of the Mountain States Health Alliance rescue helicopter at the 2013 Healthy Fun Fair. 

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