Health Briefs August 9, 2013

Health StockStick a Fork in Cancer tonight in Tupelo
You can “Stick a Fork in Cancer” and have a great night out tonight.

The American Cancer Society is hosting its annual “Stick a Fork in Cancer” dinner at the BancorpSouth Arena from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Tickets, which are $50, are available at Reed’s and at the door.The event includes appetizers, dinner provided by Park Heights and two cocktails. A cash bar will be available for additional beverages.

Music will be provided by 2 Drink Minimum.

The event helps raise money for the American Cancer Society, funding research for a cure as well as programs that assist local cancer survivors.

For more information, call Paige Kelly at (662) 844-8544.

Birthing Project offers shower, car seat checks
The Northeast Mississippi Birthing Project will host two events Aug. 15 to support expecting and new parents.

A community baby shower will begin at 6 p.m at the Link Centre reception hall. The event will include a special Men’s Minute for the men and fathers in the community.

The event is open to expecting parents and those with infants under 1 year.

A car seat check point will be offered at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Link Centre east parking lot. It is open to anyone with a child who is or should be riding in a child safety seat.

The Northeast Mississippi Birthing Project is part of the National Birthing Project which connects expecting parents, especially mothers, with community mentors and support.

Interested parties can call (662) 308-1256 for more information or text (662) 255-8283 to register.

New Albany 5K offers young runners options
The Tallahatchie River Run 5K will offer two running options for pint-size speedsters on Sept. 21.

Kids are welcome to run in the 3.1-mile 5K, but youngsters 12 and under will be able to participate in a one-mile race, and children 7 and under will be able to participate in a half-mile race.

Before Sept. 1, race entry for both events is $10 and includes the red Dri Fit Tech shirt. Participants in the mile run will have bib timing with awards for top five male and female finishers. Finishers in the half-mile event won’t have bib timing, but all will receive a finisher’s medal.

The kids races are sponsored by BNA Bank and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.

Registration is available at www.racesonline.com.