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Health Notes: Epilepsy Support and Teen group

Nov. 19

Epilepsy Support and Teen group

Charlotte Epilepsy Support and Teen Group will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, 200 Hawthorne Lane, in the second-floor pathology conference room. Neurology specialist Dr. Shankar Perumal with Novant Health Neurology will address the group and answer questions. This group is open to anyone affected by epilepsy, including friends and family members. Details: www.epilepsycharlotte.com; 704-376-3158 or charepilepsysupport@yahoo.com.

Resolute Reindeer Walk/Run 5K

Those who register by Nov. 19 will get a long-sleeved T-shirt, time chip and goody bag. The Resolute Reindeer Walk/Run 5K will begin at 8 a.m. Dec. 7 at USC-Lancaster’s Hubbard Hall, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. Registration is $25 per person and all proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County’s construction projects. Details and to register: www.habitatlancastersc.org.

Nov. 21

When to call 911

In partnership with Carolinas HealthCare System, Carriage Club of Charlotte will host this mini-medical program at 5:30 p.m. No. 21 in the auditorium of Carriage Club Charlotte’s clubhouse, 5800 Old Providence Road. Many aren’t sure whether a situation is a true emergency, and Dr. Matt Sullivan will discuss situations when 911 should be called. Details: 704-649-3997, acurtis@brookdaleliving.com.

Ongoing

Puppies for Patients

Through Dec. 31, The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is hosting its ninth annual “Puppies for Patients” campaign. Donors who give blood during this time will be able to sign a tag to be attached to a stuffed toy puppy and delivered to children in area hospitals and care facilities during the holidays.

Businesses, churches organizations and schools interested in hosting a blood drive can contact Kim Jones, 704-972-4727. For a listing of community blood drives or to donate at one of CBCC’s regional donor centers: www.carolinadonor.org; 704-972-4700.

Hilary Trenda

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