The 8th Annual Great Strides Walk and Fun Run fundraiser to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held Sunday, April 22, 1-5 p.m. at Greenway Farms in Hixson. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the walk/fun run at 2 p.m. Earn prizes. Silent auction, kids corner, music, food after walk. To register online: http://greatstrides.cff.org, select the "Tennessee Chapter," then choose Chattanooga, or contact Tiffany Kerns at 255-1167.
A free "Better Choices, Better Health" workshop will be held to help those struggling with chronic conditions starting March 29 at Dogwood Manor, 959 Gateway Ave., downtown. This six-week program is designed by the Stanford University School of Medicine and meets from noon-2:30 p.m. each Thursday from March 29-May 3. Lunch provided. For information or to register, contact Richie Johnson at 424-4205 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for arms and hands
Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation offers new treatment options with Saebo rehabilitation products. A free Saebo screening for those who have suffered a loss of movement in their hands or arms will be held Tuesday, 1-2:30 p.m. at Siskin Hospital Outpatient Conference Room. For information or to register (by Friday), contact Amy Burba at 634-1385 or email@example.com.
Attend "Healthy Heart 101," a free lecture presented by Dr. James L. Marcum, behavioral cardiologist at Chattanooga Heart Institute. Learn lifestyle factors that can enhance heart health. Held Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m. at Chattanooga First SDA Church, 7450 Standifer Gap Road, in activity center. For information, call 618-6439 or 396-2197.
Dr. Arlene Taylor will present a seminar on the art and science of how your
brain functions on Friday, March 16, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at Collegedale Community Church. Call 987-0036 for pricing and registration.
n Diabetes self-management. This is a two-session program for diabetes control from 4-8 p.m. today. Second session is March 15, at the Chattanooga Heart Institute, second floor. Memorial's Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help obtain a physician's referral and provide cost information. To register, call 495-7970.
n Basic diabetes. This is a two-session program to be held at Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital. First session is Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. and provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications. The second session meets March 21. The center can help you obtain a physician's referral and provide cost information. Registration is required. Call 495-7970.
n Baby care and safety, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday at Erlanger East (Gunbarrel). "Baby Care" provides you with helpful items on caring for your baby at home. Registration fee is $25. Call Erlanger's HealthLink at 778-5465 to register.
n Breastfeeding class held at Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road) 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17. Learn breastfeeding basics, what to expect the first few weeks and special tips for success. Concerns about returning to work/school also discussed. Coordinated by board-certified lactation consultant. Registration fee: $30. Call Erlanger's HealthLink at 778-5465 to register.
The Gastric Band Institute will hold a free seminar on gastric banding (Lap-Band ad Realize Band) and the new "sleeve" procedure for people who are 75 pounds overweight, on Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m., at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, Roosevelt Room, 1400 Market St. Call 899-1000 for reservations. Free insurance verification.
Items for this column are due the Friday before Thursday's publication date. Write to Linda Weaver, P.O. Box 1447, Chattanooga, TN 37401-1447; fax 668-5071; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.