October 30 - November 5, 2014

NEWTOWN BREAST HEALTH AWARENESS EVENT

BY C.S. HOWARD...The Newtown Wellness Program and Gulfcoast South 2014Area Health Education Center (AHEC) will sponsor the 7th annual breast health awareness walk and celebration on Saturday, November 8, 2014 in the Newtown community. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The event is designed to help raise awareness about breast cancer and honor local survivors, says Ansley Mora, Tobacco Training and Education Coordinator for AHEC. “We invite folks to join us for the neighborhood walk and community celebration,” she said. “The event will provide an opportunity for us to honor our local survivors and those who have lost the fight.” During the celebration, breast health educational messages will be broadcasted which honors local survivors.

Participants will walk from Goodwill to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, “or you can meet us at the park,” Mora said, “then get inspired by our local breast cancer survivors who will speak during the celebration.” Everyone is asked to wear pink and to bring a chair.

Organizations are invited to participate in the event to inform the public about their available resources to the community. Refreshments will be served and entertainment will be provided. Funding for the walk is provided by Florida Suncoast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation. For more information or to participate, contact Deloris Johnson, Newtown Wellness Program at 941-355-4417 or email djohnson43@tampabay.rr.com.

DICK VITALE TO VISIT TUTTLE ELEMENTARY NOV. 3 TO KICK OFF CANCER RESEARCH BENEFIT

SARASOTA – Legendary ESPN sportscaster and local resident Dick Vitale will2014 participate in Tuttle Elementary School’s Walk-A-Thon Kick-Off Assembly Monday, Nov. 3. The Walk-A-Thon will be held later in November. Proceeds from donations, which can be made any time during school hours through Nov. 25, will benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Vitale is scheduled to arrive on campus at 1:15 p.m. to meet with the Walk-A-Thon planning committee, followed by a visit to classrooms. From 2-2:45 p.m. he will speak to fourth- and fifth-grade students at an assembly, sharing the history of the V Foundation and the ways it benefits children. Two of “Dick’s Kids” (benefactors of the V Foundation) will be at the assembly.

The Walk-A-Thon will be held at the school from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, with students in different grade levels participating at different times throughout the day. Local business sponsors will provide prizes in various categories for participants.

Tuttle Elementary is located at 2863 8th St. in Sarasota.

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