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Race for the Cure

Sunday, October 7, 2001

Race for the Cure
CLEVELAND -- The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Northeast Ohio affiliate rescheduled the survivor's ceremony and other activities associated with the Komen Race for the Cure for Oct. 28 at Wade Oval in University Circle. The 1-mile fun walk and 5K race/walk are canceled. Activities will be from 8 to 11 a.m. with the survivor's ceremony at 9:15 a.m. In this area, pre-registered race participants can pick up their race T-shirts from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Southern Park Mall in Boardman.
Prostate cancer study
PITTSBURGH -- Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute are looking for men 55 and older to participate in the largest prostate cancer prevention study ever conducted in the country. The study will include more than 32,000 men and will take 12 years.
The National Cancer Institute will examine if vitamin E and selenium can prevent prostate cancer, said Dr. Donald Trump, the study's lead investigator. Individuals who have had prostate or other forms of cancer are not eligible. Call (800) 237-4724 for information.
Center for baby sitters
WASHINGTON -- The Council on Family Health is offering a free Babysitter Center, a magnetized dry-erase poster, with basic first aid tips and spaces to write emergency telephone numbers. Single copies are available free to households by sending a self-addressed, 80-cents stamped, 9" by 12" envelope to: Council on Family Health, Babysitter Center, PMB 422, 1155 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036. Groups may received up to 20 copies at no charge, providing they mail their request on their organization's letterhead. Additional copies are available at for $1 each.
ALS fund-raising walk
PARMA -- The ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Association Northeast Ohio Chapter's annual Walk To D'Feet ALS will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 21 on Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus. There is no entry fee for the event, which is open to the public, but walkers are asked to collect pledges to benefit ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Call (216) 592-2572 for information and to register.
Villa Maria programs
VILLA MARIA, Pa. -- EverGreen and Villa Maria Sister Services is offering Freeing the Body of Toxins and Medicine and the Absorption of Vitamins and Minerals from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 25, respectively, at Villa Maria Community Center. Call (724) 964-8920 for information on the free event.
Breast cancer event
NILES -- The Eastwood Mall has several activities during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They include selling Rosie, the I Care Bear for a $10 donation at the customer service desk. Near the customer service area will be a survivor wall where people can sign their name to show support.
Arthritis self-help
AUSTINTOWN -- A six-week program to teach people with arthritis how to take a more active role in their health care is offered by Anthem Senior Advantage and Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. The self-help class will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays from Oct. 16 to Nov. 20 at Austinwoods Rehabilitation Center, 4780 Kirk Road. The fee is $25. Call (330) 270-0193 or (800) 245-2275 to register and for information.
On coalition board
WARREN -- Trustees for the Lake to River Health Care Coalition elected G. Roger Bacon of the Taylor-Winfield Corp. as 2001 chairman. Other officers elected are: John Moliterno, Allegra Print and Imaging, vice chairman; Martin J. O'Connell, treasurer; David Kubas, Hynes Industries, secretary; Debbie Venrose, Medical Mutual of Ohio, board member. The coalition serves Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.
Alzheimer's event
CANFIELD -- The memory walk of the Alzheimer's Association Greater Youngstown Chapter will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at Canfield Fairgrounds. Register the day of the walk or call (330) 533-3300 or (800) 441-3322 for information.
Workshop for parents
AUSTINTOWN -- The Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health offers a free workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at D & amp;E Counseling Center, 142 Javit Court, on working with a child's school for a better learning experience. The speaker will be Ernestine Hargett from Ohio Legal Services. Call (330) 538-0184 for information.
Award-winning hospital
PITTSBURGH -- UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, a sister hospital to UPMC Horizon, has been named a 2001 Consumer Choice Award winner by the National Research Corp., placing UPMC Presbyterian among the nation's top 122 hospitals consumers chose as having the highest quality and image in 100 metropolitan areas in the United States.
Coping with tragedy
BOARDMAN -- The Center for Behavioral Medicine at Forum Health offers a free community program, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Georgetown, 5945 South Ave., to help families learn how to adjust and return to their daily routines in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Call (330) 740-3923 for information.
Flu vaccine
LISBON -- Columbiana County residents 65 and older or who have chronic illness or compromised immune systems may get flu shots Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or until the supply of shots is exhausted, at the Columbiana County Health Department, 7360 state Route 45. Donations are welcome.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Visiting Nurse Association, Greater Youngstown Area, is offering flu vaccine clinics for people over 65 years and for people with chronic illness. Locations include: Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., VNA, 518 E. Indianola Ave.; Oct. 15, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., VNA; Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., The Medicine Shoppe, 4433 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Medicine Shoppe; Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., VNA.
Birth classes
CANFIELD -- Beginnings ... Parent Education and Services offers childbirth classes at the Ursuline Education Center, Shields Road. Call (330) 755-0605 to register. Classes include:
UInfant care basics, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, $40 per couple.
UBirthing basics, Lamaze, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20, $55 per couple.
Red Cross training
NILES -- Red Cross programs at the South East District office include: Community First Aid and CPR, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 20, fee $40, and Sports Safety Training, Oct. 16 and 18, fee $40.
WARREN -- Classes include: Community First Aid and CPR, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 17, 22 and 24, fee $40. For information, call (330) 652-6412 in Niles and (330) 392-2551 in Warren.
Variety of classes
Forum Health classes include:
UDiabetes HELP Class, 9-11 a.m. Monday, Beeghly Medical Park, Boardman, physician referral and registration required.
ULiving with Heart Failure Outpatient Class, 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Tuesday-Oct. 30, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren. Call (330) 841-9880 to register.
URTS Bereavement Services' 14th annual Walk to Remember, meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Northside Medical Center, Youngstown. Call (330) 740-3610 for information.