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Health news from around the Charlotte area

Saturday

Avon Walk kickoff

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Charlotte will host a kickoff event 3-5 p.m. Saturday at BlackFinn, 210 Trade St. Attendees can learn about fundraising, training and how to create walk teams. They can also meet other participants, survivors and beneficiaries. The annual event will be Oct. 25-26. Details: www.avonwalk.org/charlotte.

Heart Health Symposium

This event will run 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Towers Wellness Auditorium, 1330 India Hook Road, Rock Hill. Health screenings begin at 8 a.m. and educational sessions focused on a greater understanding of heart disease begin at 9 a.m. The symposium will also feature a physician panel and a question-and-answer period. Cost is $5 and includes screenings, materials and lunch. Pre-registration is required by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Details and to register: westminstertowers.org; 803-328-5587.

Feb. 4

Postpartum support group

This confidential group will meet 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays Feb. 4-March 11 at the Pfeiffer Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy, 4805 Park Road, Suite 250. Cost is $5 but a sliding scale is available. Details and to register: bit.ly/1aXQ1Sb.

Feb. 6

Diabetes prevention classes

Registration is open for diabetes prevention classes offered at the Kings Mountain Family YMCA. The 12-month program begins with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. The first meeting will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Kings Mountain YMCA, 211 N. Cleveland Ave. Participants must be at least 18, be overweight (body mass index over 25) and at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, or been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Those already diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes don’t qualify. Classes are also available at Ruby C. Hunt YMCA in Boiling Springs and Dover Foundation YMCA in Shelby. Details: Ashley Harris, R.N., 704-669-3631.

Hilary Trenda

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