Healthy Kids Fair set at Legacy medical center



Salmon Creek — Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center’s annual Healthy Kids Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11 at the hospital, 2211 N.E. 139th St. Admission and parking are free.

New this year is a food drive, to benefit The Children’s Center. Bring key staples to donate during the fair — peanut butter, tuna and other canned meat, pasta and sauce, rice and beans are most needed.

The Healthy Kids Fair will feature low-priced bike and snowboard helmets with fittings, child safety-seat checks, a recycling center for used child safety seats, ambulance tours, Fire District 6’s EDITH Fire Safety House, face-painting by Salmon Creek Lions Club, and hands-on Surgi-Duck surgery, where children can “operate” on a stuffed duck.

New this year will be Germ City, a WSU Cooperative Extension activity designed to teach children about hand-washing hygiene and an “Ask a Doc” booth featuring family doctors from Legacy Medical Group who can respond to general questions about children’s health.

The hospital’s surgical robots — DaVinci and MAKO — also will be on display, offering visitors a close-up look at cutting-edge technology that offers patients more precise, less-invasive surgical options with quicker recovery times.