Health & Medicine

May 31, 2012

Health calendar for the week

Health and fitness events for the coming week

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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