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Thursday, September 19, 2013
A fashion show, a skit, music, health screenings and community exhibits are among the activities for Thursday's Sisters' Night Out.
The American Cancer Society, New Horizons Healthcare and Loudon Avenue Christian Church Faith Health Ministry are holding the event for the third year in an effort to provide an educational forum to assist "the sisters in our lives" in breaking down barriers that interfere with early detection of cancer and that can directly affect survival rates.
Sisters' Night Out participants are encouraged to wear pink to the 6 p.m. activities at St. John's Episcopal Church, on the corner of Jefferson Street and Mountain Avenue Southwest.
Limited parking is available in the church parking lot and additional parking is available across the street from the church in the Carilion Community Hospital parking lot and garage, and in the Jefferson College of Health Science parking lot.
For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 774-2716.
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STEP, a feeding program in Franklin County, has received $2,500 from Bank of America for its senior meals programs that include home-delivered meals and congregate meals.
During its 2012-13 funding year, STEP's volunteer drivers delivered 25,200 meals to 97 Franklin County seniors Mondays through Fridays.
During the same period, STEP's kitchen staff served 6,864 meals to an average of 66 individuals twice a week at a senior center.
The bank award comes at a time when the feeding program is suffering from a decrease federal financial support and an increase in the need for services.
"These cuts have been a challenge to deal with," said Jon Morris, STEP's executive director. "The very last thing we ever try to cut is the meals to our seniors."
For more information on senior meals, call Tammy Bowles, senior meals coordinator, at 483-5142.
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Beginning Oct. 1, the disAbility Law Center of Virginia will take over the duties of the protection and advocacy system for Virginians with disabilities.
Previously the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy has provided the services. Staff from that office will transition to the new center, a private, nonprofit agency.
For more information, visit www.dLCV.org.
The toll-free telephone number will remain the same: 800-552-3962.
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