Health Briefing March 8, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Spring break fun
blooming in Tupelo
Kids can keep their minds and bodies active during spring break with two Tupelo programs.
North Mississippi Medical Center Wellness Center will offer a Spring Break Fitness Camp for ages 9-12 on 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 12 at the Wellness Center in Tupelo. Participants will enjoy games, relays, exercise classes and swimming. The cost is $15 per child.
Call (662) 377-4147 or (800) 843-3375 to register, as space is limited.
Throughout the week, HealthWorks! Children’s Education Center in Tupelo will offer fun, spring break-themed activities for children and their grown ups during regular hours at the center. Activities are included in the price of admission; $5 for 2 and up, free to members.
Visit www.healthworkskidsms.org.

Pretty in Pink lunch
slated for March 19
Invite your mother, your daughter and your friends and join North Mississippi Medical Center for the Pretty in Pink Luncheon on March 19, to focus attention on breast cancer.
The free event is sponsored by NMMC’s Spirit of Women through a grant from the Komen North Mississippi Race for the Cure. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Summit Center in Tupelo.
Guest speaker will be Lillie D. Shockney, a registered nurse, author and breast cancer survivor, who has served as administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center in Baltimore since 1997.
All Pink Dress Luncheon participants are encouraged to wear their favorite pink attire for the Pink Dress Luncheon, and a prize will be awarded for the “Prettiest in Pink.” Breast cancer survivors will be recognized. Door prizes will be awarded, and each participant will receive a free gift.
To register for the free luncheon, call (800) 843-3375 by March 13.

Eyewear drive goes
through March 22
North Mississippi Medical Center and the Lions Club of Tupelo will continue to collect eyewear for the needy through March 22.
Collection boxes have been placed throughout NMMC facilities for used eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses and low vision aids.
The Lions Club will distribute the eyewear to those in need in the United States and third world countries worldwide.
For more information, call Cheri Nipp at (662) 365-7840 or (800) 843-3375.
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