HW Briefs:  Local Health April 21, 2009

Shriners offers health screening for kids

• The Medical Staff of El Jebel Shriners and Western Colorado Shrine Club will conduct a health screening for children from
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Community Hospital.
Children 18 and younger with orthopedic conditions, including burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and cleft palate, are eligible for care at no charge through the Shriners Hospital for Children.
Shriners Hospital for Children is a multi-hospital system in the United States that provides all care and services for free regardless of financial need.
For more information about the local screening, call 242-2773 or 216-0353.

Health screening available at Sharefest

• From 1–5 p.m. Sunday at Canyon View Park, the Sharefest Health Village will offer people health screenings and the chance to give blood.
Among the services available at Sharefest will be information about Medicaid/CHP+, women’s health and tobacco cessation. Health screenings and St. Mary’s Blood Mobile also will be there.

Cancer survivors pair with yoga studio

• Yoga Bear, a national nonprofit helping cancer survivors heal through yoga, is partnering with Academy of Yoga in Grand Junction to pair two cancer survivors with a free membership at the studio.
Cancer survivors are eligible by signing up through Yoga Bear at http://www.yogabear.org.
Yoga Bear was founded in 2006 to support the organization’s belief that cancer patients and survivors can use yoga as a complementary treatment in cancer recovery.
Currently, Yoga Bear works with more than 125 yoga studios across the country.

Local restaurants support Relay for Life

• Two restaurants have signed up for the Dine for a Cure promotion as part of the Relay for Life.
Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s national fundraising campaign to raise money and awareness about cancer.

•  From 3 p.m. to midnight May 7 at Boston’s, 15 percent of all sales, including curbside orders, will be donated to Relay for Life.

•  From 3:30–9:30 p.m. May 10 at New Dragon Wall, 10 percent of all sales, including carry out, will be donated to Relay for Life.
People who mention they are from the Relay for Life will get a
10 percent discount before May 10 at New Dragon Wall.

Relay for Life yard sale accepts donations

• Community donations are being taken for a Relay for Life yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 in the parking lot of Eighth Street and North Avenue.
Back to Health Wellness Center is having a “Gigantic Yard Sale” with all proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
Community donations to the yard sale can be made by calling 257-9199 or 778-0681. People will be available to pick up items.

Meth Task Force seeks mentors

• The Meth Task Force needs mentors for a new program to help people recovering from substance abuse.
An orientation for anyone interested in mentoring adults recovering from substance abuse is at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Service Building, 510 29 1/2 Road, Room 1081.
The new program assists those new to substance abuse recovery get through any barriers in the community that impede sobriety.
For more information, call 683-2678 or go to http://www.methfree.mesacounty.us.


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