Health calendar for the week

Published: Thursday, May. 31, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 3D

TODAY

Spring Power of Pink fashion show and silent auction with more than 25 vendors, benefiting Mercy Clinic Folsom for Breast Health Services. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom. $5 advance, $6 at the door. (916) 548-4929.

Survivorship Is Sweet afternoon tea celebrating breast cancer survivors. Learn about the WeCARE! Breast Cancer Peer Navigator Program for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. 3:30-5 p.m. Classroom 2030, Facilities Support Services Building, 4800 Second Ave., Sacramento. Registration required. (916) 734-0823.

SATURDAY

Picnic and information booths for breast cancer survivors. Includes barbecue lunch for first 250 registrations, support group and community advocacy information booths, and a hands-on workshop creating circles of survivorship with oncology nurse and healing arts educator Terri Wolf. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. In front of the Facilities Support Services Building, 4800 Second Ave., Sacramento. (916) 734-0823.

SUNDAY-June 9

The 11th annual AIDS Lifecycle 545-mile ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, raising awareness for HIV/AIDS. Includes camps with electricity and showers at the end of each day. 6:30 a.m. start and 7 p.m. end each day. Begins at Cow Palace (Main Entrance), 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City. $75. (866) 245-3424.

WEDNESDAY AND NEXT THURSDAY

General Fong's swimming class. Lorna Fong will teach beginner swimmers water skills and simple swimming strokes. Eight one-hour sessions. Noon-1 p.m. Asian Community Center Greenhaven Terrace, 1180 Corporate Way, Sacramento. $32. Limited to 10 people. (916) 393-9026, ext. 322.

Blood pressure screenings held every Wednesday. 10 a.m.-noon. lobby of Sutter Davis Hospital, 2000 Sutter Place. Free. (530) 756-6440.

NEXT THURSDAY

Beginning tai chi. George Hom will teach the 24 Yang style tai chi to develop better balance and flexibility, gain strength, promote deep relaxation, and improve health. 1-2 p.m. Asian Community Center Park City, 7375 Park City Drive, Sacramento. $4 per class. (916) 393-9026, ext. 322.

Community cholesterol screening. Receive results within 10 minutes. 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Mercy General Hospital – Greenhouse, 4001 J St., Sacramento. $30 lipid panel and glucose, $25 lipid panel only. By appointment only. (916) 453-4521.

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