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Noon Rotary raises over $26,000 with blood screening

Peter Jacobson, president of Essentia Health-St. Mary's, presented a check for $26,116 to Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary. Accepting the check on Rotary's behalf is Adrienne Buboltz, chairperson of the Rotary Blood Screening Project. Submitted Photo

The Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Club hosted its 23rd annual Blood Screening at Essential Health-St. Mary's in September, generating $26,116 for various scholarship activities.

The net proceeds from the event help to support the club's donations to Detroit Lakes Dollars for Scholars, Frazee and Lake Park-Audubon College Scholarships, Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, Model United Nations Assembly, TeacHaiti, and the student foreign exchange program.

This past September, 2,144 people participated in the seven-day blood screening event. Essentia Health and their employees are major contributors to this event with the assistance of Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary and Sanford Health.

The blood screenings provide a great service at a great price. For $35, participants receive cholesterol, triglyceride, lipoproteins, glucose, potassium, creatinine, hemogram, white blood cell counts and lever tests.

Blood screenings help assess a person's current health status and may alert an individual to an unknown pre-existing condition as well as encourage lifestyle and diet changes due to analysis values.