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Thinking pink as the days go by...

Monday-Friday, Oct. 20-24

Exercise for Pink week at the Thomson Family Y. The local community is invited to try out the Family Y facility for a donation of $5 for each daily visit. All money goes to breast cancer research.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Pilates for Pink and Spinning for Pink from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The Thomson Family Y is offering two classes. Participants pay a small donation at the door, and all funds are given to breast cancer research.

Thursday, Oct. 23

The Thomson-McDuffie Health Department is sponsoring a booth outside of Wal-Mart for breast cancer awareness.

Saturday, Oct. 25

"Making a Better Me" from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Thomson-McDuffie Health Department, Greenway Street.

Co-sponsored by the health department, the cooperative extension service and the American Cancer Society, the day will feature a brief cooking and nutrition class and free brunch and transportation from the health department to the McDuffie Regional Medical Center for a mammogram.

There will be a segment on breast and cervical education, a clinical breast exam, and free mammograms to those who qualify. Those who have insurance also will receive a mammogram.

A free brunch will be available, with samples of the dishes cooked in the cooking class. Participants will receive a free binder of recipes to take home.

The health department will not be open to the public during this time.

For registration, or more information, call the corporate extension office at 706-595-1815.

Thursday, Nov. 3

"Look Good...Feel Better" workshop from 5-7 p.m. at McDuffie Regional Medical Center. The session is free to female cancer patients who live in Warren, McDuffie, Lincoln and Wilkes counties, and includes a skin care and makeup program and demonstrations on hair/wig techniques, taught by a licensed cosmetologist. Each participant will receive a free gift kit of full-size, name brand cosmetics. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Call Debbie Jones at MRMC, 706-597-5404, or Danielle Caldwell at the ACS, 706-731-9900, to register.

Web posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008

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