Upper Cervical Health Centers of America will show a free documentary at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ayrsley Cinemas 14, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd. The Power of Upper Cervical documents the relief found by those with conditions ranging from back pain and multiple sclerosis to fibromyalgia and diabetes. Each attendee can chose free popcorn or a drink. Details: powerofuc.eventbrite.com.
Pink in the Rink
The Charlotte Checkers will participate in the seventh annual Pink in the Rink 7 p.m. Saturday in the game against the San Antonio Rampage. Players will wear pink jerseys that will be auctioned after the game, and proceeds go to Carolina Breast Friends, Go Jen Go, Cindys Hope Chest and Presbyterian Hospitals Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center. There will be a pink scarf giveaway and honoring of breast cancer survivors. The first 2,500 women will receive a free pink beanie. The Presbyterian Breast Center Mobile Mammography unit will also be on site. Tickets are $15, with $5 from each ticket going to charity. Details and tickets: www.gocheckers.com/pink; www.carolinabreastfriends.org; 704-370-7773.
Helping a caregiver
This free program will provide practical ways to help and support the caregivers you know; 2-4 p.m., repeated 6-8 p.m. Feb. 12, The Ivey, 6030 Park South. Dr. Josephine Hicks, author of If Theres Anything I Can Do, will share her experiences as a caregiver. For caregivers, respite care is available with advance notice. Please pre-register: 704-909-2070.
Lupus chapters combined
The Piedmont and Winston-Triad chapters of the Lupus Foundation of America have combined to form a single North Carolina chapter headquartered in Charlotte. The chapter will serve all 100 counties in the state. All current programs and support groups will remain. State residents can access these services immediately: 13 regional support groups, financial assistance, patient navigation through the chapter help line, volunteer and fundraising opportunities. The chapter will also hold town hall meetings in eight cities this year to share information and get community feedback. Details: www.lupusnc.org.
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