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MedicAlert makes safety education a super event
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Alexia Zamora and Jacklyn Torres receive help as they weave between cones on the bicycle safety course at the MedicAlert Superhero Health and Wellness fair on Saturday.

Superman, Spiderman, and Ironman were among the most popular costumes children donned for the MedicAlert Foundation's Superhero Health and Safety Fair on Saturday. The campus was teeming with parents and their excited little ones, who not only had an educational but enjoyable Saturday.

Children enjoyed several physical activities such as the safety bicycle course, a Spiderman themed bounce house, and climbing into the Turlock Fire Department’s fire truck.

“This year we have our gear for the kids to try on and we belt them in the truck; the kids love it,” said Turlock Fire Fighter Nick Grillo.

The fire department wasn't the only community partner in attendance at MedicAlert's annual safety fair. Booths included a teddy bear check up clinic by Emanuel Medical Center and information on Girls Scouts, Lions Club and Kaplan College.  McGruff the Crime Dog was also on hand, as was Memorial Hospital’s Trauma-Roo the Kangaroo, Turlock Christian’s Eagle, and the CSU Stanislaus Warrior. However, the TPD stole the show with their real dog during the K-9 unit presentation that captivated children and parents alike.

“We have reached out to people, but we also have a lot of partnerships that have been tremendously helpful in supporting us,” said Karen Lamoree, chief operating officer of MedicAlert.