Program for lifestyle improvement

Program for lifestyle improvement


The Jameson Hospital Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease is offering “The Spectrum” beginning Wednesday. It is a six-week lifestyle improvement program that explores the spectrum of nutrition, exercise, stress management and social support to impact total well-being.

According to Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, participants in the Jameson Dean Ornish Program, based on clinically proven research by Dr. Dean Ornish, ranked “No. 1” overall in weight loss, lower body mass index and increased exercise minutes per week and can be tailored for almost anyone, said Lori Brothers, director of the Jameson Dean Ornish Program. For information and to register, call 724-656-4660 or visit

Former Steeler appearance


Robin Cole, former Pittsburgh Steeler All-Pro linebacker and a prostate cancer survivor will be the official starter for the Sept. 9 Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer Awareness at Wick Park. Cole also will speak during the awards ceremony.

The Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer Awareness includes 10k and 5k runs and a 2-mile walk. Participants can run, jog or walk for their father, brother, uncle, husband, a friend, or for the women in their lives.

Presented by the Humility of Mary Health Partners foundation, the Blue Ribbon Race raises money to fund public awareness efforts in the Valley about the risks of prostate cancer and the importance of yearly testing. These educational efforts are developed by Man Up Mahoning Valley, a not-for-profit local organization whose goal is to save lives and enhance the prostate health of the men of the Mahoning Valley.

Participants who raise a minimum of $100 for Prostate Cancer Awareness will receive a giveaway sponsored by HMHP Foundation. The participant who collects the most sponsorship money will be recognized at the Blue Ribbon Run awards ceremony. The top three male and female finishers in various age groups will be recognized.

Race shirts are guaranteed to anyone who registers before Wednesday, Sept. 5. Registration and other information about the Blue Ribbon Race is available at and Participants may also register the day of the race beginning at 8 a.m. The 10K and 5K events start at 9 a.m., and the 2-mile walk starts at 9:30 a.m.

Presented by HMHP Foundation and sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, The Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer Awareness is in September to coincide with National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer race


The Northeast Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Æ will have its 19th annual Cleveland Race for the Cure on Sept. 15 in partnership with University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and locally presented by Giant Eagle. The event will be in downtown Cleveland at the Wolstein Center. Audra Avarello is 2012 Cleveland Race chairwoman.

Free senior seminar


Whispering Oaks, an independent senior living community at 260 S. Buhl Farm Drive, invites seniors to free seminars and activities in September. Events include: Sept. 11, 7 p.m.: “How to Stage Your Home in a Crazy Market,”; Sept. 20, 7 p.m.: “The Upside to Downsizing,”; and Sept. 23, 2 p.m.: veterans benefits seminar and estate planning.

For reservations, call Whispering Oaks at 724-347-3050.

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