Health Briefs February 22, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

‘Heeling’ walk scheduled
for March 9 at Fairpark
High heels will get a walk in the park on March 9 to support Northeast Mississippians fighting cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
“A Walk Toward Heeling” will begin at 10 a.m. at Fairpark in downtown Tupelo. Anyone is welcome to walk; heels are optional. The event is hosted by the Tupelo Service Finance’s Festival of Hope team.
Those who register by March 1 can receive a T-shirt; cost is $25. The proceeds benefit Project Hope, which provides grants to fund programs focused on assisting people with cancer, diabetes and heart disease and public health education.
Contact Blanca at (662) 210-4714 or Christy at (662) 231-5231 to register
Festival of Hope, which celebrates the work of teams from across the community, will be at 4 p.m. April 6 at the Tupelo Furniture Market. The “Chilling and Grilling” event is open to the public and features food, entertainment, and arts and crafts vendors. Contact (662) 377-3867 for more information on the festival.

Multiple sclerosis walks planned around the region
Northeast Mississippians fighting multiple sclerosis will come together this spring in Tupelo, Oxford and Starkville.
The funds raised by the annual events benefit the 2,400 people living with the chronic central nervous system disease in Mississippi.
• On March 23, the Walk MS:Tupelo event will begin at 9 a.m. with on-site registration at 8 a.m. at Ballard Park.
• On April 6, the Walk MS: Oxford event will begin at 9 a.m. with on-site registration at 8 a.m. at Bailey Branch Park.
• On April 13, the Walk MS: Golden Triangle event will begin at 9 a.m. with on-site registration at 8 a.m. at the MSU Research Park.
Participants can raise funds as individuals or as teams. For more information, contact the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at (601) 856-5831 or www.walkMS.org.

Annual bluegrass concert
benefits Regional Rehab
Folks will be picking and grinning March 2 to benefit the Regional Rehabilitation Center.
The 17th annual Bluegrass Concert will be March 2 at Davis Event Center on the Itawamba Community College campus in Fulton
Performing will be Paul Williams and The Victory Trio, Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver and the Chuckwagon Gang. Doors open at 3 p.m.
Regional Rehab in Tupelo provides free professional services, including audiology, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and help for dyslexia, to 26 counties in Northeast Mississippi.
Advance tickets are $20 for reserved seating and $15 for general seating; at the door, tickets are $5 more.
Barbecue plates – pork, ribs and barbecue chicken – will be available for $10 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Cypress Pavilion, which is adjacent to the center. Call (662) 862-8272 or (662) 862-3711.
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