ANCHORAGE (KTUU) Dozens of families participated in the Back to School Health & Safety Fair held at Fairview Rec Center on Saturday.
Teri Desy, one of the organizers said the goal is to help local families access resources they need in one location.
"Many of the families within this area, the Fairview area, don't have the means to perhaps go, or transportation to go to the health department to do all running around so we wanted to try and focus everything in one location," Desy said.
From free dental and eye exams to physicals and immunizations, it's an event that also helps students with school supplies.
Desy said she anticipates around 100 families will show up by the end of the event.
Organizers said they plan to hold the event again next year.