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Palmetto Health Sponsors Teen Health Summit June 8
Palmetto Health invites teens and parents to the 2012 Palmetto Health Teen Summit, “Dating & Waiting.” The event will take place from 8 a.m. –3 p.m. on Friday, June 8, at Dreher High School, 3319 Millwood Avenue, Columbia. This free event will give teens an opportunity to discuss a variety of health topics and help each other understand the consequences of risky behavior, which often increases during the summer. Students in 6–12th grade are invited. Registration and parent/guardian permission are required.

This year’s theme will be “Dating & Waiting.” Educational sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including: teen pregnancy and STDs, dating violence and healthy relationships, college life, body image and self-esteem. Parents also can learn about these topics in a separate session just for them.

Teens who register by June 1 will be entered into a drawing for a $500 shopping spree to the Village at Sandhill. There also will be drawings for two $250 shopping sprees, door prizes from the Village at Sandhill, lunch from Chick-fil-A and ice cream from Baskin-Robbins will also be provided.

Free transportation is available for the Lower Richland community. Pick-up times and locations are as follows:

•7 a.m. at Webber Elementary, 140 Webber School Road, Eastover

•7:30 a.m. at Lower Richland High School, 2615 Lower Richland Blvd., Horrell Hill.

For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE(2273).