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Health briefs: Support groups and more

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 12:01 am

Cancer support groups

Lutheran Cancer Resource Center, 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 109, 435-7584, will hold the following support groups in May: 6 p.m. May 7, brain tumor; 1 p.m. May 14 and 28, smoke buster's; 4 p.m. May 14, ovarian/gyn; 4 p.m. Feb. May 15, head and neck; 4 p.m. May 16, lymphoma/leukemia/multiple myeloma; 4 p.m. May 20, survivorship; 5:30 p.m. May 21, breast cancer; 4 p.m. May 23, recurrent metastatic and 6 p.m. May 28, ostomy.

Alzheimer’s support

The Alzheimer's Association holds these free May support groups: 10 a.m. May 2, Waynedale Library, 2200 Lower Huntington Road; 10:30 a.m. May 8, Parkview Hospital, 2001 Stults Road, Huntington; 10 a.m. May 9, Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St.; 6:30 p.m. May 9, Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 8010 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 9 a.m. May 13, Robinson United Methodist Church, 12707 Tonkel Road; 6 p.m. May 13, Abundant Life Church, 3301 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 6:30 p.m. May 13, United Methodist Church, 605 N. Forest Parkway, Columbia City; 10:30 a.m. May 16, First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St.; 2 p.m. May 16, Heimach Senior Center, 1800 E. Seventh St., Auburn; 6:30 p.m. May 16, Adams Memorial Hospital, Monroe Classroom, 1100 Mercer Ave., Decatur; and 7 p.m. May 16, Parkview Regional Medical Center, 11109 Parkview Plaza Drive, Conference Room A.

Blood drives

World Red Cross Day is May 8 as well as the birthday of Henry Dunant, founder of what is known today as the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

American Red Cross blood drives for May:

•8:30-11 a.m. May 3, Kroger, 601 W. Dupont Road

•1-3:30 p.m. May 3, Walmart, 5311 Coldwater Road

•7:30-11:30 a.m. May 4, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, gymnasium, 1720 E. Wallen Road

•10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 4, Books Comics & Things, 2212 Maplecrest Road

•9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 5, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Cafeteria, 2213 Brooklyn Ave.

•11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 7, Parkview Hospital, Pach Room, 2200 Randallia

•3:30-7:30 p.m. May 8, Pine Hills Church, Worship Center, 4704 W. Carroll Road

•9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 9, Village of Coventry Foyer, 5699 Coventry Lane. Donors will be entered into a drawing for a $25 shopping spree. This blood drive is sponsored by International Business College.

•1-3:30 p.m. May 9, Harrison College, 6413 N. Clinton St.

•2-8 p.m. May 13, Grabill Missionary Church, gymnasium, 13637 State St., Grabill

•3-7 p.m. May 14, United Methodist Church of the Covenant, Meeting Room, 1001 Coldwater Road. Call 438-2801 for an appointment.

•8:30-11 a.m. May 15, Agri Stats, 6510 Mutual Drive

•12:30-3 p.m. May 15, Cummins Crosspoint, 3415 W. Coliseum Blvd. Call 482-3691 for an appointment.

Fort Wayne Parks events

Family Fun Day in the Park will be 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday for the following activities in Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Road. The Children's Gently Used Book Swap and Sale at the Community Center, 233 W. Main Street. Toddlers through teens may swap up to 5 books while purchasing is unlimited. Books are currently being accepted at 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the center. Cost of books will start at 25 cents and most are less than $1. For a large quantity pick up or drop off call 427-6467. The Kids' Toy and Book Sale will be 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Persons can sell their gently used toys and books at their own sale. A 6-foot table may be rented for $11. To reserve a space by Tuesday, call 427-6000.

Run/walk planned

Bishop Luers will host “Run with the Knights” 5K Run/Walk beginning with registration at 8 am. May 11 at Foster Park, 3900 Old Mill Road. Cost is $15 preregistration before May 6 and $20 after May 6.

For more information, call Sarah Shank at 456-1261, Ext. 3039, or email sshank@bishopluers.org or go online to www.bishopluers.org.

IPFW stages emergency care simulation

Three departments within the College of Health and Human Services at IPFW have merged their students for a patient care simulation of a person experiencing severe chest pains. The scenario was repeated four times so each of the nearly 50 students and 15 faculty from the three disciplines could take part. The departments are the dental clinic, nursing and radiography.