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Health events around the Charlotte area

Sept. 7

Nutrithon

Registration is open for the Kannapolis Rotary Club’s third annual Nutrithon on Sept. 7 at the N.C. Research Campus. The 5K and 8K races will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the duathlon – a 5K run, 25K bike ride and 3K run – starts at 9 a.m. Early bird discounts are available for those who register before Sept. 2 and proceeds from the event fund future housing for students working and studying at the N.C. Research Campus. Details and to register: www.nutrithon.com.

Ongoing

Nominations accepted

The N.C. Council on Developmental Disabilities will accept nominations through Sept. 27 for its Hefner Award, which recognizes a state resident for advocacy and service on behalf of improving the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The award is open to individuals with intellectual and other disabilities and community members who advocate in a nonprofessional capacity. Details and to nominate: Melissa Swartz, 919-850-2901; bit.ly/17beT33.

CBCC gives $10K to local high schools

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas recently awarded $1,000 grants to 10 regional high schools that have partnered with the organization.

 East Mecklenburg High, East Rutherford High; Crest High; Cuthbertson High; Floyd D. Johnson Tech; Jesse Carson; Newton Conover; Phillip O. Berry; Southern Alamance and West Wilkes each received 10 grants.

 The CBCC depends on high schools for nearly 25 percent of its local blood supply. Details and to host a high school blood drive: Kim Jones, 704-972-4727; sponsorinfo@cbcc.us.

Hilary Trenda

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