HealthQuest comes together Sunday |

HealthQuest comes together Sunday

COPPER MOUNTAIN – Traditional and alternative medicine will come together Sunday at the event HealthQuest.

This year’s HealthQuest at the Village at Copper Mountain has expanded from 12 to 24 health care provider booths – not to mention Saturday’s Women’s Health Symposium.

HealthQuest focuses on health, safety and fitness and features a 5 kilometer race called Race for the Health of It. Last year, the race attracted 102 participants who ran or walked around Copper Mountain’s roads and sidewalks.

Both this year and last year’s races benefit Women of the Summit, a nonprofit that provides money for cancer screening, treatment and education in Summit County; and Advocates for Victim Assault, which provides services to victims of violent crimes and accidents.

The race starts in the Burning Stones Plaza at noon. Advanced registration is $18 for adults and $10 for children.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., health and safety professionals offer free information and services throughout the Village at Copper. Participants may receive free bone-density tests, massage and plenty of information on nutrition, exercise and other health care.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities Care Mobile will provide immunizations to 70 children who bring their immunization cards to prove they need the shots. Available immunizations include: hepatitis A, tetanus and diphtheria, varicella, mumps, measles and rubella, pneumococcal conjugate, poliomyelitis, haemophilus, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis and hepatitis B.

Dr. Ivo Waerlop and his colleagues from Denver will provide an extensive gait and running analysis for runners, but participants must preregister for the 40-minute evaluation by calling (970) 513-9234. Waerlop will use a treadmill to analyze gait and then give runners recommendations to improve their performance.

Police officers will talk to children about safety and collect photographs and fingerprints of children, which could help officers if the child is ever lost or abducted.

McGruff, the crime-fighting dog, also will be there to help the cause.

Adults can try a pair of goggles that imitate being under the influence of alcohol, then negotiate a golf cart through cones.

Kids can win toys by collecting a stamp at each booth they visit then entering it in a drawing. They can check out the Copper Mountain Fire Department’s Hummer and the Flight for Life helicopter (as long as the equipment is available). And, the climbing wall and paddle boats will be free for kids.

For information, visit or call Copper Mountain at (970) 968-2318, ext. 4INFO.

Kimberly Nicoletti can be reached at (970) 668-3998,

ext. 245, or by e-mail at

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