Be the Match
The Ada Jenkins Center will host a “Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry” event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, 212 Gamble St., Davidson. The free process is quick and only entails a cheek swab.
Marrow donors ages 18-44 are needed to help save lives of patients with diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell anemia. Many patients need a matching tissue type – not blood type match – which are likely come from someone of their own racial and ethnic background. Details and questions: 704-942-6971.
Shine for Women
This multi-event program focuses on women and cancer through a public forum, resource fair, concert and retreat.
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Town Hall is free and will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, McGlohon Theater, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.
On Saturday, the resource fair is free and starts at 4:30 p.m.; the concert – hosted by Andy Cohen of BRAVO Network – will be 7-9 p.m. Both events will also be at McGlohon Theater. Concert tickets are $20.
The women and cancer retreat will be 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday at Foundation for the Carolinas, 220 N. Tryon St. Designed to improve survivors’ health and quality of life, the retreat is free but requires pre-registration.
Details and registration: 704-335-0051; www.shineforwomen.org.
Primary Health-Care of Charlotte will hold its fourth annual “Historic West End” wellness walk at 10 a.m. Saturday at 508 Beatties Ford Road (at French Street). Participation cost is by mile: $10 for 1 mile; $20 for 2 miles; $30 for 3 miles. This is a rain or shine event. Advance registration is recommended by Thursday. Registration forms are available by calling 704-347-1172 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Top Health Tips for all Ages”
Dr. William Sears will share 40-plus years of experience 7-8 p.m. Monday at Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. In addition to other achievements, Sears serves as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California-Irvine School of Medicine and has appeared on television shows such as “Oprah,” “Good Morning America,” “Today,” “20/20,” “Dateline” and “The Doctors.”
This is a free event but RSVPs are requested by contacting Terry Huntley: 704-408-5667; email@example.com.
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