June 2012


National Cancer Survivors Day
Sarasota Memorial is proud to co-present National Cancer Survivors Day – “Celebrate the Music of Life,” 2-4 pm Sunday, June 3, at Michael’s on East, Midtown Plaza, 1212 East Ave., Sarasota. This event is part of an annual celebration of life held in hundreds of communities throughout the United States, Canada and around the world. The Sarasota event is free and open to all cancer survivors and one guest. Seating is limited. Please register: (941) 917-7777.

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A Day of Giving
A community benefit to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer awareness and Sarasota Memorial’s Breast Health Center will be held Saturday, June 9, 1-10 pm, at Evie’s Pizzeria on the Range, 4715 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. The event will include fun, family-oriented activities, including live music, live art by Third Eye Projections, performance art by Spiral Enterprises, children’s games, arts and crafts, food vendors, a golf ball drop (7 pm) and more. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Sarasota Memorial Breast Health Center in appreciation for help it provided to Cassy Belliveau, who was 19 and uninsured when she discovered a lump on her breast. There also will be an onsite blood drive for the Suncoast Communities Blood Bank, rescue adoptions for the Humane Society of Sarasota County and a non-perishable food drive for the All Faiths Food Bank. For information, call (941) 536-6761.

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Living and Loving After Cancer
Quality of life concerns confront many people after being diagnosed with various forms of cancer and other major illnesses, along with treatment side effects. Attend a free community panel presentation 2:30-4 pm Wednesday, June 20, featuring Urologist Alan Treiman, MD, Gynecologist Kristen Shepherd, MD, Certified Sexuality & Intimacy Coach Rabbi Ed Weinsberg and Moderator Andrea Feldmar, LMHC. The event will be held in Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Auditorium (1st floor). To register or for more information, call the Center for Building Hope (941) 921-5539.

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Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare Events
Join our physician and health care experts at Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare, located near Macy’s in the center of Westfield Sarasota Square, for free lectures focused on preventing and managing chronic disease. Wednesday, June 20 (3-4 pm) – Blood Thinners: New Options; Thursday, June 28 (1-2 pm) – Sleep Disorders – A Health Wake-up Call. Lectures are free, but seating is limited. RSVP: healthsquare@smh.com or (941) 302-4271.

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Indoor Summer Sports Camp
Sarasota Memorial’s Healthplex Fitness Center will provide indoor summer sports camps for youth (age 7-12) each week, June 11-Aug. 10. Camps run 9 am-4 pm (early drop off and late pick-up available) and include all indoor sports, including swimming, basketball, wiffle ball, dodge ball, soccer, kickball, volleyball and more. Sign up for one week or all nine. Cost is $109/week for members (non-members also welcome). Space is limited. All camps are held at Healthplex, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota (approximately ½ mile west of I-75 off Clark Road). Call (941) 917-7000 for information.

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RN Career Fair
Interested in a nursing career at Sarasota Memorial? If you are a Florida licensed RN with at least two years of hospital experience, join us at a Nursing Career Fair June 4, 8 am-noon. On-site interviews will be held for nurses with Emergency and Critical Care experience. Pre-registration is required. Email resumes to: paulette-poplin-cook@smh.com

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Community Health Calendar
Upcoming events, classes, support groups. Register online or call
(941) 917-7777

  • » Caregiver Connection: 2nd Wednesday of the month. Information: (941) 917-4156
  • » Childbirth Education (free and fee-based classes); Mommies & Babies Get-Together - Every Wednesday. Information: (941) 917-1700
  • » Diabetes Education: 1st Monday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7468
  • » FREE Memory Screenings: (941) 917-7197
  • » FREE Mental Health Assessments: (941) 917-7760
  • » Living Well With Heart Failure: (941) 917-2114
  • » Men to Men Prostate Cancer Support Group: 4th Monday of the month. Information: (941) 309-7473
  • » MS Friends of Hope: 3rd Thursday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7777
  • » Stroke Support: 2nd Wednesday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7048
  • » Parkinson Support: Sarasota - every 3rd Wednesday; Venice - every 4th Thursday; North Port - every 2nd Wednesday; Manatee - every 1st Wednesday. Information: (941) 917-4156
  • » Breast Feeding Support: Every Tuesday. Information: (941) 917-1700


 

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