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Health events around the Charlotte area

Jan. 4

Joe Davis Memorial Resolution Run

This annual 5K race honors Joe Davis, who died at age 28 from an accidental drug overdose, and benefits Keystone Substance Abuse Services in York County, S.C. The 5K starts at 9 a.m. Jan. 4 at Walter Elisha Park, 345 N. White St., Fort Mill, S.C. $30 in advance, $35 on race day. There's also a 1-mile fun run ($15) at 9:45 a.m. Those who register by Dec. 30 are guaranteed a long-sleeve shirt. Details and to register: joedavisrun.racesonline.com.

Ongoing

Grief share

support group

Bethel Presbyterian Church Health Ministries Team will host a 13-week grief share program called “Your Journey From Mourning to Joy” beginning Jan. 11. The group will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall, 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. This free program will help support those grieving the death of someone close and provide information to help attendees through this challenging time. For details and to register, contact Beth Moss: 704-892-0546; griefshare@bethel-pc.org.

Hospice certification

Catawba Regional Hospice recently had seven employees receive specialty certification as hospice care professionals. Certification is earned through the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses. The process involves years of practical experience, as well as a rigorous examination that tests knowledge about serving patients and maximizing care. Those recently certified are Karen Hartsoe, CNA, CHPNA; Chris Jarrett, RN, CHPN; Melody Keener, RN, CHPN; Terry King, LPN, CHPLN; Crystal Knox, CNA, CHPNA; Noelle Stevens, RN, CHPN and Ashley Bailey Vance, RN, CHPN. They join an additional seven physicians and 40 nurses and CNAs at Catawba Regional Hospice who have achieved certification. Details: 828-466-0466, www.catawbaregionalhospice.org.

Hilary Trenda

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