Celebrate health during DMU Day at the Iowa State Fair

August 8, 2005 —

(Des Moines, Iowa) – Sunday, Aug. 14 is Des Moines University (DMU) Day at the Iowa State Fair. Plan to stop by the DMU booth anytime throughout the day to join in a variety of fun and educational activities to entertain adults and kids alike.

The following activities will be available at the booth, which is located on the Grand Concourse, just northeast of the Des Moines Register’s Service Center.

• Free Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) treatments from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Free picture taken with “Mr. Bones” the skeleton
• Bean bag toss, with a chance to win swishy splatter hearts to gross out parents and siblings
• Health quiz for adults, with a chance to win a pedometer
• Giveaways, including sunscreen packets, first aid kits, pencils, hand sanitizer and emergency contact magnets
• Informational publications and brochures about DMU’s medical and health sciences programs

In addition, DMU medical students, faculty and clinicians will be providing free blood pressure, body fat and body mass index screenings at the Farm Bureau Park, located just east of the Varied Industries Building, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.
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