HEALTH BRIEFS: Family health day to include 5K, fashion show

2013-06-18T00:00:00Z 2013-06-22T18:31:06Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Family health day to include 5K, fashion showTimes Staff
June 18, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CHESTERTON | Fitness activities, music, fun and fashion will highlight Family Health/Cancer Awareness Day on Sunday at Indiana Dunes State Park.

Teams can run, walk, bike or paddle to raise funds at the event sponsored by Franciscan Alliance to benefit the Foundation for Molecular Medicine. At 8 a.m., registration begins for runners at Friendship Land Park, Fifth and Morgan streets. The 5K will start at 9 a.m.

Face painting, magic acts and beach volleyball will start at 11 a.m. Music will last from noon to 2 p.m., with a fashion show from 2 to 3 p.m.

The race starts at Chesterton Park, at the intersection of Morgan and Fifth streets and ends before the park entrance where East State Park Boundary Road meets Ind. 49.

Bicyclists should visit for various start locations. Boat paddlers should visit for start locations.


Get info on diabetic foot ulcers

SOUTH HOLLAND | Advanced treatments for diabetic foot ulcers is the topic of the next meeting for the South Holland Steppers.

The group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. June 26 at the South Holland Recreational Services Center.

Podiatrist Dr. Dale Brink and general surgeon Dr. Bohdan Iwanetz, medical director of the Ingalls Wound and Hyperbaric Center in Harvey, will speak.

The South Holland Recreational Services Center is at 501 E. 170th St. For more information or to register, call Ingalls Care Connection at (800) 221-2199.


Kids' car seat safety a topic


KNOX | Starke County area residents are invited to learn more about keeping children safe at a free car seat safety event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at IU Health Starke Hospital in Knox.

A certified child passenger safety technician will offer car seat safety inspections to ensure car seats are age and size appropriate. Car seats that do not meet safety standards will be discarded and replaced free of charge.

The event is free and open to the public. No appointment or registration is necessary. A limited number of free car seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Children must be present and restrained in a car seat upon arrival at the event.


Former director to be honored

GARY | The second annual Don Hess Day honoring the late former longtime director of the Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point Emergency Medical Services Academy will be highlighted by the presence of a man Hess is credited with saving about five years ago.

Don Satoski, of Crown Point, collapsed due to an undetected heart defect and was attended to by Hess. Satoski is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at 6:10 p.m. July 13 at the SouthShore RailCats game at U.S. Steel Yard.

Tickets are available for $10 through June 30 through Crown Point Fire and Rescue or the Emergency Medical Services Academy, 1201 S. Main St.

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