Tricounty News

Label-reading made easy

Practice reading labels to gain confidence in identifying potential allergens in food products from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at CentraCare Health Plaza – Hughes/Mathews Room. Registered dietitian Kristin Johnson, St. Cloud Hospital, will provide resources to help you understand portion sizes, calories, fiber, fat, carbohydrates, sugar, sodium and protein content. Sponsored by St. Cloud Hospital Women & Children’s Center. Free. Pre-registration required at For more information, call (320) 656-7021.


Blood Drive in Eden Valley Aug. 20

The American Red Cross will be in Eden Valley from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. For you, as a donor, it is just a pint of blood, but for the next person it is their pint of life … give blood.

Call Bonnie at (320) 282-1468, to schedule your appointment today.

Call the American Red Cross at (866) 236-3276, select option #3 if you have questions regarding health, travel, medications etc.

Drink plenty of fluids and eat good meals before donating to ensure a safe and pleasant experience.

Remember your identification – it is required to donate.

Living with Parkinson’s under the age of 60

If you or anyone you know is 60 or under and has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, you are welcome to join a newly forming group. We will be meeting the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at Saron Lutheran Church in Big Lake, Minn. Specific topics will be scheduled along with open forum. Any questions, please call Camille Johnson at (763) 350-7401.


Casting for a Cure reaches for $100,000

At fifth annual event

Benefiting Greater Minnesota Cancer Resources

As they plan for their fifth annual event, the Casting for a Cure team of volunteers and event coordinators set their sights on “Catching The Big One” in 2013. With a 2013 goal of raising $30,000 in donations, Casting for a Cure–the fundraising event for Greater MN Fight For a Cure – will achieve their goal to donate over $100,000 since its inception in 2009. Through the efforts of community members and Greater Minnesota businesses, Casting for a Cure has donated $70,000 over the past four years. It is in thanks to all of the generous community support and volunteer efforts that Greater MN Fight for a Cure has donated funds to the following cancer resources over the past four years: The Coborn Cancer Center, Colon Cancer Screening, Enhancement Programs, Family Grants, the Gorecki Guest House, Hospice care, Quiet Oaks Hospice, Survivorship/Caring Conversations, Case Coordinators and Prayer Blankets.


Recipes for a healthy lifestyle: Fortify your spine

Back by popular demand! Add flavor to your life by increasing range of motion, improving mobility and relieving neck and back pain due to osteoporosis, arthritis and joint or spinal disc degeneration. Jeffrey Derr, MD, Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians will present information from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 6, at CentraCare Health Plaza in the Windfeldt room on diagnosis and treatment as well as recipes and tips to fortify your spine. The evening will include light snacks and a door prize. Sponsored by St. Cloud Hospital Women and Children’s Center and Center for Neurosciences. FREE. Pre-registration required at Register early; seating is limited. For questions, call (320) 656-7021.