BRR FOR A CURE: The second annual BRR for a Cure Polar Bear Plunge is March 5, on the shore of Craig Beach at Lake Milton State Park, 1320 Grandview Ave., in Lake Milton.
The Polar Bear Plunge gives people of all ages the opportunity to jump or walk into a specific area of the water where the ice has been cut away and removed. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $25 per person. Proceeds will be used by the American Cancer Society in their mission to fight cancer.
EM's and other personnel from the Milton Township Fire Department will be in the water at all times to ensure a safe environment for all participants.
The actual plunge is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. To further ensure safety for everyone, only a small group of people will be permitted to jump or walk into the water at one time. All Polar Bear Plungers must register the day of the event to receive their jump number. T-Shirts will be given to all jumpers with $100 or more in donations.
Hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate and other warm refreshments will be available at the refreshment area for a minimal donation.
CANCER AWARENESS: A breast health and cancer awareness program will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 8 at Sovereign Grace Chapel, 2010 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Guest speaker Dr. Nancy Gantt will discuss breast health; low and no cost screening support services for the uninsured and underinsured; and how women ages 40-64 can qualify for a free mammogram.
The event is free and open to the public with a light dinner served. Registration is required by calling the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free at 877-700-4647. Sponsors of this activity include Humility of Mary Health Partners, the Humility of Mary Health Partners Development Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Ohio.
FIRST FLIGHT: The American Lung Association in Ohio is holding their Fight For Air Climb in Cleveland, and they're looking for hundreds of participants to help them in their fight for air.
On March 5, climbers, walkers, runners, fireman and supporters of the American Lung Association will climb Terminal Tower in downtown Cleveland. Participants will challenge themselves to climb 42 flights of stairs, which is 804 steps, while raising money to help support the fight against lung disease. The goal of the event is to raise $80,000 to support lung health research, education and advocacy in Northeast Ohio.
The day's climb festivities begin at 10 a.m.
For more information, or to make a donation, call 216-532-8203 or visit www.climbcleveland.org.
HEALTH FAIR: 212 Chiropractic is sponsoring a health fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 5, at the Eastwood Mall center concourse. The event is free to the public and includes spinal screenings, chair massages, reflexology, skin care and more. For more information, contact 330-856-2111.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SERVICES AGENCY: The Trumbull County Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. on March 8, at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Cortland.
There is no cost to attend and welcomes family, friends and caregivers to participate. For more information, call 330-534-5188
HOTLINE LIST: Help Hotline's Anniversary Committee is in the process of developing a list of all former board, staff and volunteer members. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for the 40th anniversary activities taking place May 2011, e-mail your name, address, and phone number to hhcchelphotline.org and in the subject box type "Anniversary Committee." Information also can be sent to P.O. Box 46, Youngstown, OH 44501. Respond by Feb. 28.
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS: The Niles City Health Department, 34 W. State St., is offering an immunization clinic from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 2 and 16. No appointments are necessary and no one is refused for inability to pay. Those younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and the child's immunization records must be brought to the clinic. For more information, call 330-544-9000, Ext. 163.
FLU CLINIC: The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. daily at Warren West Community Health Center, 716 Tod Ave., Warren. Medicaid and Medicare will be accepted. All others are $20 each. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 330-373-0222.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT: The Community Mental Health Support Group meets 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren; and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. This group is for those with or those who know someone with a mental illness. For more information, call the church at 330-392-6276.
FREE WORKOUT: The Q Club Fitness Facility offers a free workout the third Saturday morning of each month. Offered are cardio classes, zumba and water classes. For more information, call 330-856-4777.
CHRISTIAN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Christian Cancer Support Group meets 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month, 1228 Niles-Vienna Road. There will be fellowship, food and faith-based support. For registration and more information, call Jean at 330-856-1634 and leave a message.
NAMI: The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Mahoning Valley daytime support group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Girard Free Library, corner of North Avenue and Broadway. The NAMI Mahoning Valley evening support group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at D&E Center, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. For more information, call Dianna at 330-540-8583.
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL: The group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at the D&E Counseling Center, 142 Javit Court, Austintown. For more information, contact Jodi at 330-207-1385 or jodipoemonline.org.
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP: The group meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road N.E. For more information, call Beverly at 330-856-4286.
ST. JOE'S AT THE MALL: Open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, located next to Sears at the Eastwood Mall. Call 330-652-7542 to register.
St. Joe's at the Mall would like to welcome Lana Eddy-Campfield as personal fitness trainer.
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