Beacon health news Oct. 20

Posted Oct. 14, 2011, at 10:36 p.m.

Good food

ROCKPORT — Food for Life instructor MiMi McGee will give a presentation 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Picker Center about how a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes, combined with a decreased fat intake can help individuals diagnosed with breast cancer reduce the risk of developing cancer as well as be supported during the healing process.

Varicose vein screening

ROCKPORT — Dr. Julie White will hold free varicose vein screening sessions 5:15-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Tuesday, Nov. 15 and Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Picker Family Resource Center, 3 Glen Cove Drive, Suite 2. Call 593-5737 for more information or to make an appointment.

Oncology walk and basket raffle

BELFAST — The Waldo County General Hospital oncology walk and basket raffle, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Oncology Patient Assistance Fund and Mammography Fund, is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, Registration begins at noon. Registration is $10 with a T-shirt or $25 with a vest.

Tickets for the basket raffle are available for purchase in the hospital’s classroom Monday through Friday, Oct. 17-21, and will be available prior to the walk. Tickets are $1 each, six for $5 or 15 for $10.

The walk also is meant to support cancer patients undergoing treatment, honor patients who have survived cancer and keep close memories of those lost to cancer.

For more information, call 930-2555.

Community Resources Fair

BELFAST — The First Church in Belfast, United Church of Christ, in conjunction with the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church and the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County, will sponsor a Waldo County Community Resources Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the First Church, 8 Court St.

At the event, representatives from Waldo County educational institutions, social service agencies, nonprofit organizations and religious organizations will present information and offer workshops on a range of services to the public available in Waldo County. Topics will include elder care, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence prevention, services for the homeless, youth activities, hospice care and food assistance opportunities.

The event will be free and open to the public. Participating agencies will be offered opportunities to have informational tables and-or workshops to educate the public about the services they provide and to solicit contributions to their organizations.

Organizations interested in participating may call Judy Williams at 338-1852.

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