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Palmetto Health October Calendar of Events
09/19/2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Sept. 19, 2012 CALL TAMMIE EPPS, 803-434-4903
MKTG & COMM, 803-434-6891
Oct. 6: Walk for Life/Race for Life:
The 22nd annual Walk for Life/Race for Life will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8:30 a.m. at Finlay Park. This year, along with the 5K race, there will be a new 10K race. Walkers and runners can register individually or join a team at PalmettoHealthFoundation.org. Join our fight and help spread the message that annual screenings/mammograms are critical to detecting, treating and beating breast cancer. All proceeds stay in the community and benefit Palmetto Health Breast Center. For more information, please contact Anna Saunders at 803-434-7275 or Anna.Saunders@PalmettoHealth.org.

Oct. 9: Skin Solutions Open House:
Have you ever considered Botox, laser treatments, or chemical peels but weren’t sure if they were right for you? Palmetto Health’s Women Physicians Associates OB/GYN invites you to attend the Skin Solutions Open House from 4:30–6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital in the Atrium Classroom. Skin Solutions experts Drs. Lilly Filler and Sharon Eden will be performing a live Botox demonstration. Attendees also will receive special pricing on Botox, Juvéderm, laser hair removal, laser facial rejuvenation, laser vein and SkinCeuticals treatments. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register, call 803-705-2120.

Infant CPR Class:
Learn how to save your baby’s life in an emergency by attending Palmetto Health’s infant CPR class 6:30–8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Palmetto Health Richland, 9 Medical Park Drive, Suite 130. The class will illustrate infant CPR techniques from certified instructors. Participants will get the chance to practice CPR and choking maneuvers on infant mannequins. The class requires a registration fee of $25. For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE(2273).

Oct. 11: Lymphedema Support Group:
Individuals and caregivers dealing with lymphedema are invited to join Palmetto Health’s free lymphedema support group. The group will meet from meet 11 a.m.–12 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St. in Meeting Room 2, ground floor. This month’s topic is “Compression Pumps: Part ??.” Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 803-296-3564.

Diabetes Seminar:
Attend an educational diabetes seminar from 6–7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St. in Classroom D & E. As part of the Palmetto Health Diabetes Education Program, the topic for this month’s seminar is “Pre-Diabetes: It’s Time to Make Changes.” People living with diabetes and their family members will learn about diabetes and lifestyle changes that are helpful in managing this condition. For more information or to register, call Chrys Huggins at 803-296-8906.

Oct. 23: Infant CPR Class:
Learn how to save your baby’s life in an emergency by attending Palmetto Health’s infant CPR class 6:30–8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Palmetto Health Richland, 9 Medical Park Drive, Suite 130. The class will illustrate infant CPR techniques from certified instructors. Participants will get the chance to practice CPR and choking maneuvers on infant mannequins. The class requires a registration fee of $25. For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE(2273).

Oct. 24: Car Seat Safety Class:
Learn how to keep your child safe by attending the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital “Car Seat Safety Class.” This free event will take place from 6–7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, 7 Medical Park Drive, first-floor conference room. The class is open to the public for anyone who wants to learn the proper way to install a car seat. For more information or to register, visit PalmettoHealth.org or call 803-296-CARE(2273).

Oct. 27: Brett’s Rainbow Bereavement Camp:
For the 20th year, Palmetto Health Hospice is sponsoring Brett’s Rainbow Bereavement Camp Saturday, Oct. 27, at the White Oak Conference Center, 633 Mobley Highway, Winnsboro, SC. The camp is designed for children ages 5–18 and their parents and guardians who have experienced the death of a family member or other significant person. The camp is offered free of charge and is made possible by community contributions to Palmetto Health Hospice. The camp also includes day-long activities for parents or guardians of the children. Applications are due by Oct. 22. For more information about volunteering or to request an application, call Karen Brazell, Brett’s Rainbow Camp director, at 803-296-3331 or visit PalmettoHealth.org.

Free Diabetes Screenings:
Palmetto Health offers free diabetes screenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45–7:20 p.m., at 1801 Sunset Drive; Thursdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., Office of Community Services. To find out if you qualify or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

Free Cancer Screenings:
Palmetto Health offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30–7 p.m., and the second Saturday of every month, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. at Palmetto Health Women’s Center, 1801 Sunset Drive. Prostate cancer screenings are held the fourth Thursday of every month, 5:30–7 p.m. Find out more and see if you qualify for the free screenings by calling 803-296-CARE (2273).

Healthy Palmetto Walking Program:
Join Palmetto Health’s free walking program to receive a pedometer and incentives for reaching goals. To register, visit HealthyPalmetto.org or call 803-296-CARE (2273).

Stuffed Animal Donations:
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital is in need of stuffed animals for children who are in hospital. The stuffed animals will be given to pediatric patients at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and later will be taken home by the children. Because of infection control guidelines and respiratory illnesses, stuffed animals must be new and store-bought. If you are interested in giving, call Allison Jones at 803-434-2151.