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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2012
No.: 12-2583
Contact: Margaret Tyler, 907-266-2694,

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Hosts Health Fair

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is hosting a health fair in conjunction with Alaska Health Fair, Inc and Providence Imaging Center.

The Health Fair will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the Baggage Claim Atrium and parking garage connector areas. Alaska Health Fair, Inc. will be organizing over 20 health-related educational exhibits and health screenings, as well as providing low-cost blood testing at the fair. More information can be found at In addition, flu shots will be available for $30, which is reimbursable by many insurance companies.

This year, the Providence Imaging Center will be offering Mobile Digital Mammography screening from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. People seeking mammography screening must pre-register by September 26, 2012. More information can be found at The Mobile Mammography unit will be parked on the north end of the departures ramp (upper ramp), near the Alaska Airlines South Terminal entry doors.

“We are proud to be a part of this great event. The Airport has hosted the health fair annually for many years,” said John Parrott, Airport Manager. “Working in conjunction with the Airport Operations Council (AOC), HMS Host, the Alaska Health Fair, Inc., and Providence Imaging Center, we are able to promote good health in our community, among our employees, and for visitors who happen to stop through.”

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is #2 in the United States for landed weight of cargo aircraft and #5 in the world for cargo throughput. ANC serves nearly 5 million passengers per year and accounts for 1 in 10 jobs in Anchorage.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 255 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,619 miles of highway and 720 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Get Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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