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April 2006

April Events at Memorial Health

Memorial Health Spanish Language Labor and Delivery Tours
The Women’s Health Institute at Memorial Health University Medical center is now offering tours of the Labor and Delivery unit in Spanish. Call 350-9640 for more information.

Feng Shui 101: Environment, Health, and Well-Being
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 1, The Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull Street, Suite 102
This workshop will introduce you to feng shui, the ancient art of placement. Learn about energy flow in your home and how it affects your success, health, well-being. You will discover ways to improve three main areas of your home: the entrance, bedroom, and kitchen. Barbara Harrison of Coastal Chi in Savannah is the instructor. Cost is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. For more information, call 236-2131.

Memorial Health Baby Basics Class
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mondays, beginning April 3, Women’s Health Institute Conference Room located in the Center for Advanced Medicine
This three-week course provides information on caring for a newborn and addresses the needs of a changing family. Budgeting for your baby’s arrival, breastfeeding, infant growth and development, and infant and child CPR are included (not designed for people who need to be CPR certified). This class is strongly recommended for first-time parents. The cost is $45 per couple. Register early because the class fills quickly. To register online, visit women.memorialhealth.com. To register by phone, call 350-BORN (2676).

Community Blood Drive
12 noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, Georgia Southern University, Hollis Building
All eligible donors are invited to participate and help save a life. For more information, call 355-0271.

Memorial Health Prepared Childbirth Course
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., begins Wednesday, April 5, in the Women’s Health Institute Conference Room located in the Center for Advanced Medicine
This four-week course provides an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. Relaxation, breathing techniques, and comfort measures to use during labor and delivery are demonstrated. The course includes a tour of the labor and delivery area. The cost is $75 per couple. Class fills up quickly, so register early. To register online, go to women.memorialhealth.com. For more information, call 350-BORN (2676).

Community Blood Drive
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 6, Market Walk Donor Center, 7135 Hodgson Memorial Drive
This blood drive is sponsored by the Savannah Community Blood Bank Advisory Board of Directors. All eligible donors are invited to participate and help save a life. For more information, call 355-0271.

Army Corps of Engineers Blood Drive
7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 7, Army Corps of Engineers, Telfair Square on York Street
All eligible donors are invited to participate and help save a life. For more information, call 355-0271.

Circle of Healing
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, April 7, The Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull Street, Suite 102
You’re invited to a circle of healing to share positive power and energy. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call 236-2131.

Memorial Health Prepared Childbirth Saturday Session
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 8 in the Women’s Health Institute Conference Room located in the Center for Advanced Medicine at Memorial Health
This course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. It is designed for parents who live outside of Savannah or have schedules that make it difficult to attend weekday classes. This course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. The cost is $75 per couple. To register online, go to women.memorialhealth.com. For more information, call 350-BORN (2676).

Blood Drive at Benedictine Military School
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 8, Benedictine Military School on Seawright Drive
This blood drive is open to alumni, families, and friends of Benedictine. The general public is also invited to attend. Please donate and help save a life. For more information, call 355-0271.

Islands Fire Department Blood Drive
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 8, Islands Fire Department on Wilmington Island Road
All eligible donors are invited to participate and help save a life. For more information, call 355-0271.

Viva Las Vegas Fundraiser
6 p.m., Saturday, April 8, Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Batson Architects, Inc., is sponsoring the 5th Annual Viva Las Vegas fundraiser for the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial Health University Medical Center. The Convention Center will be transformed into a Vegas casino. The musical entertainment is Bjorn Again, an ABBA experience. For more information, call 350-6370.

Memorial Health Labor and Delivery Tour
2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 9, Meet in the second floor lobby at Memorial Health University Medical Center
Want to take a look around before the big day? Register to tour the labor and delivery suites, nursery, and postpartum areas of the Women's Health Institute at Memorial Health University Medical Center. The tour is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. To register online, visit women.memorialhealth.com. To register by phone, call 350-BORN (2676).

Verizon Heritage
Monday, April 10 through Monday, April 17, Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island
Termed “The Classic of Golf,” this tournament upholds the gold standards of the game. For more information, call 843-671-2448.

AASU Blood Drive
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 13, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Ashmore Hall, College of Health Professions
All eligible donors are invited to participate and help save a life. For more information, call 355-0271.

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 13, Summit Cancer Care Office
This support group is for individuals with blood related cancers and their loved ones. Each month, the group focuses on a specific topic related to these types of illnesses. We also talk about ways to improve quality of life. To reserve your space, please call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

Blood Drive at Westin Savannah Harbor
1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, April 14, Westin Savannah Resort, Hutchinson Island
All eligible donors are invited to participate and help save a life. For more information, call 355-0271.

Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf
Tuesday, April 18 through Monday, April 24, the Westin Savannah Harbor
This annual event includes the Backus Children’s Hospital Pro-Am. Come out to see favorites such as Des Smyth, Fuzzy Zoeller, and Lee Travino. For ticket information call 236-1333.

StepOne Community Lecture
6:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, Medical Education Auditorium at Memorial Health (across the street from the Georgia Eye Institute)
This free lecture is sponsored by StepOne, the joint replacement program at Memorial Health. Mark A. Winchell, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Savannah Bone and Joint, P.C., will talk about alternative bearing surfaces in joint replacement. The event is open to the public. To register, call StepOne at 350-9676, 1-888-91STEP1, or 350-3603.

Wesley Monumental UMC Blood Drive
4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn Street
All eligible donors are invited to participate and help save a life. For more information, call 355-0271.

Journey Through Journaling: Voices from Within
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, Cancer Institute Conference Room at Memorial Health
People whose lives have been touched by cancer are invited to join this unique support group. Each month, the group delves into the creative expression of cancer experiences through journaling and craft activities. It is free and open to all who have had cancer and their loved ones. The group is facilitated by the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial Health University Medical Center. For more information or to reserve your space, call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

Pajamas and Peanut Butter and Jelly Party
4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, April 21, Team Member Auditorium at Memorial Health
Reach Out and Read at Backus Children’s Hospital is sponsoring this fun event. Children between the ages of 5 and 9 are invited to wear their pajamas and join us for peanut butter and jelly and stories. For more information, call Tessa Baker at 350-7164.

Caring For Us Support Group for Caregivers
9 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday, April 22, Parent and Child of Union Mission
If you care for an ill or injured family member or loved one without pay, you are a caregiver and you are not alone. The “Caring for Us” program at Backus Children's Hospital provides education and support to family caregivers. You’re invited to talk, share, and learn in a relaxed, informal setting. This month we’ll discuss building cooperative relationships. Please RSVP to Kimberlee Mitchell at 350-3399 by April 18.

Every Step Counts Cancer Survivor Walk
9 a.m., Saturday, April 22, Forsyth Park
Join us at Forsyth Park for the inaugural Cancer Survivor Walk. The walk will meet at the fountain in the park and go for a two-mile stroll through historic downtown Savannah. The walk is free and open to all cancer survivors and their loved ones. For more information and to register, please call DeDe Cargill at 398-6554.

"Save a Life Sunday" Blood Drive
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, April 23, Memorial Health Blood Donation Center
All eligible donors are invited to participate and help save a life. For more information, call 350-6730. This blood drive is being held in honor of Laboratory Week at Memorial Health.

Blood Drive at Benedictine Military School
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, Benedictine Military School on Seawright Drive
All eligible donors are invited to participate and help save a life. For more information, call 355-0271.

Cancer Challenges Support Group
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, April 24, Cancer Institute Conference Room at Memorial Health
People dealing with cancer and their friends and loved ones are invited to attend this caring support group. This month, we’ll talk about common concerns and experiences. The meeting is facilitated by the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial Health University Medical Center. For more information or to reserve your space, call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

Memorial Health Basic Breastfeeding Class
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, in the Women’s Health Institute Conference Room located in the Center for Advanced Medicine at Memorial Health
This two-hour session educates and supports the mother planning to breastfeed. Topics include nutrition, common concerns, returning to work while breastfeeding, and the father's role in breastfeeding. Your support person is encouraged to attend. The cost is $20 per couple. The class fills quickly so register early. To register online, visit women.memorialhealth.com. To register by phone, call 350-BORN (2676).

Blood Drive at Ft. Stewart
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, Winn Army Community Hospital
All eligible donors, including active and retired military, their families, and civilians, are encouraged to donate and help save a life. For more information, call 355-0271.

PRIDE Bleeding Disorders Support Group Meeting
6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, Backus Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center Hematology/Oncology Conference Room
Presenting Realistic Ideas to Develop Empowerment (PRIDE) is a support group for parents of children with bleeding disorders. The group discusses concerns and information related to raising a child with a bleeding disorder. Dinner is provided as well as free childcare. This month’s topic is “Drip, Dribble, and Clot.” Dr. Gonzales will talk about why noses bleed and what we can do to prevent and stop bleeding. To RSVP, contact Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285.

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group
4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, Cancer Institute Conference Room at Memorial Health
This free support and education group brings together individuals with pancreatic cancer and their loved ones to discuss their concerns about their illness. The support group is also open to people who have lost a loved one to pancreatic cancer. The meeting is facilitated by the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial Health University Medical Center. To reserve a space or for more information, call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

Update on Cardiovascular Disease in Women
5 p.m., Thursday, April 27, Cardiac Rehab Conference Room in the Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial Health University Medical Center
Carolyn Landolfo, M.D., a cardiologist at the Medical College of Georgia, will talk about cardiovascular disease in women. This lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 350-3313.

March of Dimes Coastal Empire WALKAMERICA
8 a.m., Saturday, April 29, Daffin Park soccer fields (next to Waters Avenue)
This annual fundraiser supports research into the unknown causes of premature birth. Half of all babies born pre-term have no previously known risk factors. Team photos will be taken between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:15 a.m. It is a six-mile walk through historic Savannah. Anybody can participate with a sponsorship of at least $25.

16th Annual Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk
9 a.m., Saturday, April 29, Hesse Elementary School
This annual event raises funds to fight multiple sclerosis. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Lunch is provided.

Congregations in Service Blood Drive
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 29, First Presbyterian Church, 520 E Washington Ave.
All eligible donors are invited to participate and help save a life. This event is sponsored by Congregations in Service. For more information, call 355-0271.

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