Health Briefs 7/13/15

A percentage of the proceeds raised will be donated to IWSA Foudnation and WAGR Warriors.

Better Breathers Club
The monthly Better Breathers Club will meet Thursday, July 16 from noon-1 p.m. at Heartland of Oregon, 3953 Navarre Ave., Oregon.

The topic will be “Psychology and Lung Disease; Management with Attitude and Coping Skills.” Future meeting dates include Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15.

RSVP by calling 419-698-4521.

Pancreatic Cancer Walk/Run
The 4th Annual Pemberville Pancreatic Cancer Research 3 Mile Walk/Run will be held Sunday, Aug. 16.

Registration will begin at noon at the Pemberville Fire Department, 104 E. Front St. The walk will step off at 1 p.m., rain or shine. The event will also include raffles, a balloon launch, a DJ and more.

The Kohring family began the Pemberville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk in 2011 in memory of their father Robert Kohring, Sr. who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died 54 days later. Pemberville was Robert's hometown where he was an avid walker. The Pemberville walk is in

Robert's memory while also honoring all those who are survivors and those who are currently fighting
this disease.

Event-day registration is $40 or register in advance for $30 online at

Wood Co. Health report
Members of the Wood County Health Partners have completed the draft of the 2015 Wood County Community Health Status Assessment.

Throughout the process, community leaders were actively engaged in the planning process and helped define the content, scope and sequence of the study. Data was collected through health surveys mailed to a random sample of adult Wood County residents. A random sample of students were selected and surveyed in Wood County schools. The goal was to identify key strengths, weaknesses, and health concerns for residents of Wood County.

The draft report has been posted for review and public comment at

“This assessment gives us an excellent opportunity to partner with Wood County government leaders, agencies, organizations, businesses, schools and local residents to develop the final document,” said Health Commissioner Ben Batey. “Feedback from the public will be used to validate the key findings of the assessment.”

The health assessment offers a snapshot of the community as well as a comparison to the state of Ohio and the nation. The 2015 Wood County Community Health Status Assessment was made possible through funding from Wood County Hospital and by Wood County Health District through a grant from the Ohio Department of Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health.

Benefit planned
A benefit for Janis Corns, who was recently diagnosed with colon cancer, will be held July 19 at Papa’s Tavern, 1328 Liberty St., East Toledo.

The donation is $10, which includes a fish fry and chicken dinner cooked by Karl Notheis and Terry and Gary Hymore. There will also be live music, a 50/50 raffle, drawings and more.

Corns has recently begun chemotherapy treatments at the Cleveland Clinic for the disease, which has spread to her lymph nodes and lungs. Funds raised at the event will help defray the costs associated with doctor co-pays, medications and trips to Cleveland.

For more information, call 419-481-7723 or 419-697-0644.

Tammy’s Walk
The 8th Annual “Tammy’s Walk,” a walk in memory of homicide victim Tammy Bowlin-Macrae, is being planned for Saturday, Aug. 22.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Walbridge Park Gazebo on Broadway Street across from the Toledo Zoo. The 2.5-mile walk will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Bowlin-Macrae was murdered by her boyfriend on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007 in Toledo. Her family and friends have organized the annual walk as a way to remember and honor her and to bring heightened awareness to domestic violence in the community.

Organizers are accepting donations of raffle items, food, drinks, etc. to offset the costs associated with the event. Arrangements may be made to have donations picked up, or they may be mailed c/o Tammy’s Walk, 2544 Bittersweet Dr., Toledo, OH 43614.

All proceeds raised go to Advocates for Victims & Justice in the Toledo area. Cash and checks will be accepted. All contributions are 100 percent tax deductible.

For more information, call Robin at 419-508-6158 or email.

Car show proceeds benefit hospice
A cruise-in will be held Thursday, July 16 at Jill’s Bar & Grill, 1800 Miami St., Toledo (at the Days Inn, adjacent to Hollywood Casino). Registration is free. A 10 percent discount on food is available to cruisers.

Music will be provided by Cruisin’ Zeake. Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Future cruise-in dates include Aug. 20 and Sept. 17.

For more information, contact Jill’s at 419-661-8577 or Zeake at

Roc Out Cancer
“Roc Out Cancer,” an all-day, family-friendly concert event will be held Sunday, July 19 at Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo. The rain date is Sunday, July 26.

The event, sponsored by Toledo Speedway, Flat Rock Speedway, Magee East Marina & Campground and a number of local performers will raise funds for Nightingales Harvest Cancer Family Pantry and Resource Center.

The concert lineup includes Gene Zenz & The Thunder Road Band; Johnny Rodriguez; The Parrot, The Pirate, The Party – a Jimmy Buffett tribute show; Bob Wurst, Grape Smugglers and Thunder Road/Jamp Band, with DJ music by Larry and Char in between performances.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Pre-sale prices through July 17 are $10 for adults and $3 for 12 and under. Advance tickets are available at The Andersons, online at or by following the link on the Nightingales Harvest Facebook page.

Look Good… Feel Better
Look Good…Feel Better, a free workshop designed to help women with cancer understand and care for changes in skin and hair that may occur during treatment, will be offered Monday, July 20 from 2-4 p.m. in the third-floor board room at ProMedica Memorial Hospital, 715 S. Taft Ave., Fremont.

The workshop, facilitated by trained cosmetologists, will discuss make-up, skin care, nail care and ways to deal with hair loss such as with wigs, turbans and scarves. Each woman receives a free make-up kit to use during and after the workshop. Registration is required. For more information and to register, call 800-227-2345.

Look Good…Feel Better is a collaboration among the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association.

Bubble fun & ice cream
The Ottawa County Board of DD Early Intervention program celebrated its second annual Bubble Fun and Ice Cream Social with families at the Port Clinton City Park on June 17.

Families came together and played on the playground, participated in variety of bubble activities and enjoyed ice cream sundaes.

Early Intervention is a family-centered program for children birth to age three who are eligible based on a developmental delay, disability or diagnosis. Parents who have questions or concerns about their child’s development may call Early Intervention at 567-262-3141.

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