Military surgeon at Lexington foundation event
Surgeon Richard Jadick, credited with saving the lives of 20 U.S. military members during the 2004 Battle of Fallujah in Iraq, will be the keynote speaker at a Lexington Medical Center Foundation dinner.
The dinner and talk with Jadick will be at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11. Tickets are $75 per person. All proceeds benefit the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. You can order tickets by calling 791-2540 or visiting LMCFoundation.com.
Juvenile diabetes sidewalk sale
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The annual sidewalk sale at The Fresh Market to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will be Sept. 6-8. In exchange for a donation to JDRF, you get hot dogs, sugar-free root beer floats and gourmet cookies.
The Fresh Market’s Columbia location is at 4840 Forest Drive, and the sale also will be going on at Hilton Head and Pawleys Island locations.
Infant Mortality Awareness Walk
Palmetto Healthy Start will host its second Infant Mortality Awareness Walk 8-10:30 a.m. Sept. 7, at Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel St. Proceeds from the 5K walk will support Palmetto Healthy Start’s initiative to promote safe sleep, reducing the rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Those interested in participating must register by Sept. 2. Registration costs $12 and includes a free hat.
Palmetto Health also invites parents who have experienced pregnancy loss or early infant loss to attend the support group “Wee Remember.” The group meets 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in Palmetto Health Baptist’s Pastoral Counseling Seminar Room.
For more information or to register for the Infant Mortality Awareness Walk, call 803-296-2273 or visit PalmettoHealth.org/HealthyStart.
Women at Heart event
Palmetto Health’s annual Women at Heart free heart-health forum and exhibition will be Sept. 14, from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St.
Event activities include heart-healthy cooking and fitness demonstrations and a variety of vendor and informational exhibits. Palmetto Health physicians will discuss the effects of stress and anxiety on heart health, as well as provide one on one “Ask the Doctor” appointments. Attendees are asked to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
For more information or to register, visit PalmettoHealth.org/WomenAtHeart or call 803-296-2273.
Prostate cancer month events
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month, free prostate health events will be held throughout the community, including:
Lunchtime learning and screenings (including free lunch with advance registration), Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Palmetto Health Richland, 5 Medical Park Dr., first-floor auditorium; Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., ground-floor auditorium.
Barbershop and health screenings (including free haircuts with advance registration), Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Phat Headz Barber & Beauty, 2205B Decker Blvd., Columbia; Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kingdom Kutz, 119 Diamond Lane, Columbia.
Free prostate cancer and diabetes screenings, every Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., in the Office of Community Health, basement level. Registration is recommended.
To register for a screening, call 803-296-2273 or 1-800-249-4340.