Pink Ribbon Run/Walk

Pink Ribbon Run/Walk


Trumbull Memorial Hospital’s seventh annual Pink Ribbon Run/Walk is Sept. 29.

The event, sponsored by the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Healthy Woman Program, raises cancer awareness for prevention, diagnosis and survivorship, and encourages health and fitness.

The event includes a 1-mile or certified 5K course that participants can either walk or run.

The course begins at the bridge of TMH, 1353 East Market St., and winds through nearby residential areas.

Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in the various distance and age categories.

The entry fee is $12 for registration by Sept. 28 and $15 the day of the event, beginning at 8 a.m.

The race starts at 9 a.m.

For information or an entry form, call 330-841-1900.

Annual NAMI Walk


The annual NAMI Walk is Sept. 30 at Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road, beginning at 1 p.m. Registration begins at noon, and all ages are welcome, as are pets on a leash.

There will be a silent auction and funds raised will support services for individuals with mental illness and education of the public. Teams who walk with sponsors are welcome.

For information, call Cheryl Parson at 330-207-1903.

Flu shots, screenings


Influenza shots and free blood pressure screenings for people 14 and over are available from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Leetonia Community Public Library, 181 Walnut St. Flu shots are free with Medicare. Otherwise, the cost is $29.99 and prescription insurance can be billed by Rite Aid Pharmacy.

Registration is not necessary but is recommended. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 330-427-6635 for more information.

Donation presentation


Home Saving Charitable Foundation donated $5,000 to The Camelot Center to build a new riding center.

The foundation also presented a $2,000 check to the Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center.

The Camelot Center is a non-profit equine assisted therapeutic riding program. The speech and hearing center serves infants, children and adults with communication disorders.

Hospital recognized


Sharon Regional Health System is one of 17 hospitals in Pennsylvania to receive the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) 2012 HAP Achievement Award based on new, innovative hospital programs within the categories of workplace, community benefit, patient safety, patient care, operational excellence and innovation.

Sharon Regional was recognized for operational excellence within its Emergency Care Center. The award recognized the efforts of emergency department and support staff at Sharon Regional who developed new approaches in the delivery of emergency medicine services, resulting in increased patient satisfaction and higher quality care.

The HAP Achievement Award entries were evaluated by a 15-judge panel representing public and private sectors, health care and business organizations, the media, and for-profit and nonprofit entities.

Free screenings


Free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings will be offered by a Humility of Mary Health Partners registered nurse from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 26 at Lordstown SCOPE, 1776 Salt Springs Road, located at the rear of the Lordstown Elementary School. A 12-hour fast is necessary for the glucose screening. For information, call 330-824-2173.

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