Craig health briefs for Sept. 26, 2015: TMH Glow Run to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Memorial Hospital is sponsoring the second annual Glow Run and Walk at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 3 at Colorado Northwestern Community College.
The nighttime event kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a five-kilometer run and walk around the CNCC campus and the hospital loop. Participants are encouraged to dress up, and there will be glow sticks, prizes for best costumes and a post-run celebration with a DJ-ed dance party courtesy of KC Hume.
All proceeds from the event go to Moffat County Cancer Society and TMH Foundation.
“The purpose is to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a fun event centered around healthy activities,” said TMH Chief of Marketing and Business Development Jennifer Riley. “Donating to Moffat County Cancer Society directly impacts members of this community… (and the Foundation) has a direct impact on our patients.”
The cost is $25 for adults; $15 for TMH, CNCC and Craig Daily Press employees, CNCC students and kids under 18; and $10 for Girls on the Run participants. Long-sleeve t-shirts are available for $10.
Same-day registration opens at 5:30 p.m. For more information or to register, visit thememorialhospital.com/community or pick up a registration form at TMH.
Free drop-in cardiovascular and diabetes screenings Wednesday
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is recognizing World Heart Day with free drop-in cardiovascular and diabetes screenings from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell St.
Screenings include BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol panel, blood glucose and personalized education. Screenings also are available by appointment — call 970-871-7696.
VNA offers drop-in flu clinics
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will offer weekly flu clinics from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday starting this week at 745 Russell St. in Craig.
The VNA will also host a drop-in flu clinic at Sunset Elementary School from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays from Oct. 1 to Nov. 19. Cash or checks will be accepted.
A one-time drop-in flu clinic will also take place at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27. Cash or checks will be accepted.
All ages are welcome to all clinics. Bring Medicaid, Medicare or other insurance card. Low cost immunizations are available for uninsured individuals. For more information, call 970-871-7624.
Pregnancy Center offers perishable foods, new fundraiser
Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center now offers Earn While You Learn participants up to $25 in perishable foods — such as produce, meat and dairy — for those who earn 12 Baby Bucks.
The center also now participates in AmazonSmile, a fundraising program that donates a portion of individual Amazon.com purchases to the Pregnancy Center.
Anyone who shops on Amazon.com can support the center by making purchases through smile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon website, and select Yampa Valley Crisis Pregnancy Center, Inc., as the charitable organization you want to support.
No separate or additional Amazon account is necessary. Your shopping cart, wish list, wedding or baby registry and other account settings will remain the same.
The Pregnancy Center is also experiencing a shortage of high chairs and strollers and is looking for donations of those items in good condition.
For more information, visit the Pregnancy Center at 25 W. Victory Way or call 824-5204.