October 2011

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
This year’s 2-mile walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Payne Park, Sarasota. Pre-walk activities begin at 8 am, with the walk beginning at 9 am. Strollers and dogs (on leashes) are welcome. To join the SMH team, register online at www.alz.org (click on map to access walks in Florida).

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School Sports Physicals - Just $20
Sarasota Memorial is offering $20 school sports physicals at its three urgent care centers through Oct. 31: Heritage Harbour, 1040 River Heritage Blvd., Bradenton (941-917-6440), University Parkway, 2401 University Parkway (941-917-1234) and Stickney Point, 6331 S. Tamiami Trail (941-917-5678). No appointments necessary.

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Living Full: Communities United to Eliminate Hunger
Sarasota Memorial is proud to host a tasting table at this community event benefitting All Faiths Food Bank and Food Bank of Manatee. The fund raiser will feature food, entertainment and fun-filled activities for the entire family, 4-7 pm Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. Admission is $20 for adults or three grocery bags of food, or children one grocery bag. Information & tickets:  (941) 275-3800 or visit the event page on Facebook

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Key to the Cure 2011
The annual Key to the Cure kick-off party will feature food, beverages, entertainment, shopping, “Breast in Show” pink fashion show and an auction, 6-9 pm Thursday, Oct. 20, at Saks Fifth Avenue in Southgate Mall, Sarasota. Saks Fifth Avenue’s special shopping weekend will take place Oct. 20-23, during which a percentage of the proceeds benefit Sarasota Memorial’s Cancer Care Programs. Kick-Off party tickets are $45. This year’s event also features sessions with photographer Andrea Hillebrand, 10 am-7 pm Friday, Oct. 21 & Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Southgate store. Information: (941) 917-1286.

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2011

Put on your pink cape and join the SMH Superheroes team in the fight against breast cancer! The walk begins at 9 am (7:30 am registration) on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Sarasota Polo Club (off University Pkwy, east of I-75). Register for the SMH team online at: main.acsevents.org/goto/smhsuperheroes

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11th Annual Community Caregiving Forum
Join caregivers and professionals in the field for this free community event, 10 am-3 pm Friday, Nov. 4, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Panelists will discuss the medical, emotional, financial and legal aspects of caregiving, as well as share information about local resources available to families in our community. Complimentary lunch provided. RSVP: (941) 917-1779.

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Community Health Calendar
Upcoming events, classes, support groups. Register online or call
(941) 917-7777

  • » Caregiver Connection: 2nd Wednesday of the month. Information: (941) 917-4156
  • » Childbirth Education (free and fee-based classes); Mommies & Babies Get-Together - Every Wednesday. Information: (941) 917-1700
  • » Diabetes Education: 1st Monday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7468
  • » FREE Memory Screenings: (941) 917-7197
  • » FREE Mental Health Assessments: (941) 917-7760
  • » Living Well With Heart Failure: (941) 917-2114
  • » Men to Men Prostate Cancer Support Group: 4th Monday of the month. Information: (941) 309-7473
  • » MS Friends of Hope: 3rd Thursday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7777
  • » Stroke Support: 2nd Wednesday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7048
  • » Parkinson Support: Sarasota - every 3rd Wednesday; Venice - every 4th Thursday; North Port - every 2nd Wednesday; Manatee - every 1st Wednesday. Information: (941) 917-4156
  • » Breast Feeding Support: Every Tuesday. Information: (941) 917-1700


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