Health Fair held at Skyline

Many students here at Skyline College lead busy lives and let a healthy lifestyle fall by the wayside. It’s been over 10 years since Skyline had their last health fair and officials in the Health Department here on campus felt as though it was time to bring one back. Vendors set up camp in Building 6 yesterday to inform Skyline students about the importance of being active and healthy. At the Health Fair there was information about smoking, safe sex, Planned Parenthood, HIV/AIDS and the school’s upcoming blood drive. Students were able to get quick respiratory check-ups from the Respiratory Therapy program and hand massages from Skyline Cosmetology students. In the upcoming months there will be more focus on healthy lifestyles here at Skyline. The Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive on campus next month. This event will take place on Wednesday, May 7th from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. If students would like to make an appointment to donate blood they are asked to log onto www.beadonor.com and enter the sponsor code Skyline. Smoke Free San Mateo County Advocates will be offering 20 minute meetings on April 30th to try and help students quit smoking. Anyone who is interested in signing up for an appointment should contact Skyline’s Health Department. Hopefully the information students obtained from the Health Fair will inspire them to make good choices and lead healthy lives.