Red Cross blood drives
American Red Cross blood drives for August:
*8:30-11 am. today, Remax Results, 8101 Coldwater Road. Call 498-1590 for an appointment.
*1-3:30 p.m. today, Walmart, 5311 Coldwater Road. Call 484-4198, Ext. 190, for an appointment.
“Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics” workshop will be 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Allen County Public library, Georgetown branch, 6600 E. State. Blvd. The workshop is free.
For more information, go online to www.alz.org/indiana.
Parkview Women's Health events
Parkview Women's Health Center, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Medical Park 2, entrance 2C on the Parkview Regional Medical Campus, will host these events in August: noon-1 p.m. Aug. 13, Cooking Program: Ideas for Healthy School Lunches. Cost is $10 for parent and one teen; 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 14, Ask the Dietitian. The event is free; 9-11 a.m. and noon-2 pm. Aug. 15, Osteoporosis Screening. Cost is $5 Women's Health Center members and $10 nonmembers; noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Foot Screenings with Dr. Michael McManus, Ortho NorthEast. Free for members and $5 nonmembers; 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 16, Finance Program. Speaker will be Scott Cook, financial expert. The event is free; 6-7 p.m. Aug. 21, Exercise/Relaxation Sampler. The class is free and will feature Zumba; 2-4 p.m. Aug. 22, Foot Screenings with Dr. Dennis Chubinski, Parkview Physicians Group. The event is free for members and $5 nonmembers; and 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 30, Sleep Program. Presenter will be Dr. Srinivasan Devanathan, Parkview Physicians Group. The session is free. Registration for events is required.
To register, call 672-6500.
Parkview cancer center classes
Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, 11143 Parkview Plaza Drive, entrance 4, on the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus, will host “Answers from a Cancer Expert” 1-3 p.m. Aug. 14 and 28. The classes are free.
For more information, call 266-9166.
IPFW Police Officer Andrew T. Cottrell received the American Red Cross Lifesaving Team Award for the Professional Responder for his actions in helping save the life of James Momper July 25, 2011, at Shoaff Park Golf Course. The award was presented July 25 at IPFW.
National Health Center Week
Neighborhood Health Clinics will celebrate National Health Center Week 2012 today through Saturday. Information about the clinics will be available 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today and tomorrow at Kroger, Southgate Plaza, 218 E. Pettit Ave.; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday , Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, National College First annual Community Health Fair, 6131 N. Clinton St.; and 7-10 p.m. Thursday, TinCaps, Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Walmart, 5311 Coldwater Road; and noon-5 p.m. Saturday, South Side Health Fest, Rudisill Plaza, northwest corner of Rudisill Boulevard and Clinton Street. The events are free.
Lung cancer run/walk
Free to Breathe Fort Wayne Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk will begin with registration at 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at Headwaters Park, 330 S. Clinton St. The event will raise funds for the National Lung Cancer Partnership's Research, Education and Awareness Programs.
Cost will be $20 adults and $10 youth ages 10 and younger for online registration, which closes Sept. 12; $23 adults and $10 youth ages 10 and younger for mail-in registration, which closes Sept. 10; and $25 adults and $10 youth ages 10 and younger event day. All online and mail-in registrants are guaranteed an event T-shirt.
To register, go to www.FreetoBreathe.org/fortwayne.
In addition, National Walk Week will be Nov. 3-9. During this week, supporters across the country are invited to raise funds and show solidarity by walking around the block, around the neighborhood or around town.