Tomorrow is the big day, Colorado Gives Day! This 24-hour state-wide campaign is to encourage online giving to some of Colorado’s most notable non-profits, including 9Health Fair. It is simple to donate and the perfect time of year to give what you can. To contribute, all you have to do is visit www.givingfirst.org/9healthfair tomorrow!
Why December 9? By giving to 9Health Fair on December 9th, your donation will be supercharged by the First Bank Incentive Fund and the Giving First Foundation. When you give on December 9th, your donation goes even further.
9Health Fair is able to continue offering important health screenings and education to fair participants because of generous contributions during Colorado Gives Day and throughout the year. All donations go directly to 9Health Fair to help people like David, a 59 year old high school physical education teacher.
David had run a half marathon the week before the fall 9Health Fair. He was looking good and feeling healthy. Although he was a long time 9Health Fair attendee, this particular year he had waited until the last minute to attend – his busy schedule almost kept him from attending! Knowing the tests he needed for his age was what prompted David to request the PSA level blood screening. Even though his physical tests had never revealed any issues and he had no symptoms, he just figured that having the blood test would be a good idea.
It was an excellent idea.
Not long after attending, he received a call from a 9Health Fair nurse. His results were back and his PSA level was extremely high – 13.5 (the highest normal level is 4.0). It was recommended that he see his doctor as soon as possible. After the repeated test results turned out the same, a biopsy was taken. The results were stunning – stage 2 prostate cancer. It was found early enough that it had not spread, and he had surgery to remove the cancer.
David thanks 9Health Fair for helping him “own his health” and uncovering a serious health issue before it was too late. By giving through Colorado Gives Day tomorrow, you can ensure that these vital services will continue in our community.
Remember to donate and help spread the word about this opportunity to your friends and family. With it nearing the end of the year, make your donation now to support 9Health Fair – our services would not be possible without the generous support of people like you. Visit www.givingfirst.org/9healthfairanytime tomorrow to donate!