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Pardee Hospital to host community blood drive

Pardee Hospital will host a community blood drive for the Blood Connection on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the hospital’s Jamison Conference Room located on the first floor. In order to donate blood, one must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and not have donated blood in the past 56 days. Walk-in donors will be accepted, but those with appointments will be seen first. Appointments are required by calling (828) 696-4225 or emailing Judy Bolster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Donors should enter the hospital through the main entrance on Justice St.

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Ann Gann to speak at Diabetes Support Group at Pardee Health Education Center

Ann Gann, a member of A1C Champions Program, will speak at the Diabetes Support Group on Wednesday, July 18, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall. Gann will cover topics including achieving good glucose control, learning about effective self-management and offer assistance in developing a balanced healthy lifestyle. As a diabetic, Gann will provide genuine inspiration and ideas to diabetes patients. Registration is not required for this support group.

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Online Registration for the 2012 Pardee Apple Festival 8k and Chick-Fil-A Mini Moo Mile is Now Open

The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce presents the Pardee Apple Festival 8k Road Race on Saturday, September 1st. This certified course winds through scenic Hendersonville and Laurel Park, starting and ending at the Pardee Medical Office Building, on the hospital’s main campus in Hendersonville.  The race begins promptly at 8 am. The Chick-Fil-A Mini Moo Mile is a one-mile fun run/walk for the young or young at heart and will start a few minutes after the 8k race begins. Online registration for both events is now open. The entry fee for the 8K race is $30, if registered on or before August 30th, or $35 on the day of the race. The first 250 to register will receive a free t-shirt. The entry fee for the 1-mile event is $10. Race-day registration for both events starts at 6:30 am. All fun run participants receive a finish award and awards for the 8K race will be given to the overall male and female, masters, and top three finishers in the standard age groups. “We are using this certified 8K course for the eighth consecutive year and the runners always give a great response to it,” said Ellen Seagle, co-chair of this year’s event. “This race has become part of the Apple Festival tradition for many and we have runners from all over the South who come each year to participate. The two events make this something that all ages and all levels of running ability can participate in.” For more information or to volunteer to help with the event, contact race directors Ellen Seagle at (828) 674-6087 or Nicole Laughter at (828) 692-1413. Get all the race details here.

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Pardee Presents Mountain Medley Triathlon

Housing Assistance and Mainstay, along with Pardee Hospital, are excited to offer the Mountain Medley Triathlon Saturday, Sept. 8, at Camp Green Cove at Lake Summit, located in Tuxedo, N.C. The Mountain Medley Triathlon begins at 9 a.m. and includes an 800 meter swim, 6 miles of off road mountain biking and finishes with a 10k run. The Mountain Medley Lite Triathlon, for novice competitors, will begin at 2 p.m. and includes a 400 meter swim, 5k off road mountain bike section and finishes with a 5k run. Proceeds from the Mountain Medley Triathlon will benefit Housing Assistance and Mainstay. Registration is now open for both events with a discounted rate of total entry for those who participate in both. For more information and to register online, visit MtnMedley.com

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Tracey Roizman, chiropractic neurologist, to speak at Sjogren’s Syndrome Support Group at Pardee Health Education Center

Tracey Roizman, chiropractic neurologist, will speak at the Sjogren Syndrome Support Group on Wednesday, June 20, from 12 – 1 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center located in the Blue Ridge Mall. Roizman is a chiropractic neurologist who specializes in Chiropractic Functional Neurology (CFN), a brain-based approach to illness prevention and treatment that is applicable to a wide variety of health conditions. CFN is a particularly useful tool for evaluating imbalances between the left and right hemispheres of the brain that may lead to an overactive immune system and development of autoimmune conditions such as Sjogren's syndrome. This free educational talk and workshop will focus on the relationship between the brain and the immune system and the Chiropractic Functional Neurology approach to evaluating and treating Sjogren's.

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