Harbor of Hope
The next meeting of this cancer support group will be 6:15-7:15 p.m. in room 241 at First Baptist Church Charlotte, 301 S. Davidson St. Marcia Lampert, manager of Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center, will present Finding support during your cancer journey. Harbor of Hope meets the second Wednesday of each month, September through May. Details: 704-375-1446; www.charlottefbc.org.
Pastoral care and PTSD
Clergy from all faith groups are invited to this free convocation Pastoral Care with Veterans dealing with PTSD, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Carolina Medical Center NorthEast, 920 Church St. N. Concord. The speaker is John Oliver Chief of Chaplains at the VA Hospital in Durham who has worked to educate clergy nationwide to help reduce the stigma of mental health care for veterans while equipping clergy to be effective resources. This free event includes breakfast and lunch but a reservation is required by contacting Beth Jackson-Jordan: 704-403-3335; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avon Walk kickoff
The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Charlotte kickoff will be 10 a.m.- noon at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkways. Attendees can learn about teams, training and fundraising and meet other participants and beneficiaries. The walk will be Oct. 26-27. Details: www.avonwalk.org/charlotte.
Look Good Feel Better
The American Cancer Society will present its Look Good Feel Better, program 6:15-8:15 p.m. at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. Volunteer cosmetologists will teach female cancer patients how to use make up and skincare techniques to overcome appearance-related effects brought on by treatments like chemotherapy and radiation.
This event is free to any woman receiving active cancer treatment and will include dinner. Details: 704-662-0770.
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