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January 31, 2013

HEALTH BRIEFS

Relay for Life planned

Plans for the annual Greater Derry Londonderry Relay For Life are continuing and teams and leaders are needed.

This year’s 18-hour event is set to begin June 21 at Pinkerton Academy’s track. It celebrates cancer survivors and caregivers and honors those who have lost their battle. This year’s theme is “Red Carpet Relay — A Night at the Movies.”

For information on how to join a team, start a team or just get involved contact Brigit Ryan-Souza at 471-4113 or visit relayforlife.org/derryand londonderry.nh.

Healthy aging lectures offered

Derry Parks and Recreation and Parkland Medical Center offer a healthy aging lecture series featuring educational presentations about various health and wellness topics aimed at those 55 years of age and older.

On Feb. 20 the topic is “Knee and Hip Issues” and features guest speaker Dr. Thomas Hoener. On March 20, the topic is “Infectious Disease” and features Karen Kennett, director of infection prevention at Parkland Medical Center.

All lectures begin at 3 p.m. and are held at the Alexander-Carr Park Lodge, 28 Pierce Ave.

Seating is limited, so register early by calling 432-6136. For a complete lecture series calendar, visit derry-nh.org or parklandmedicalcenter.com/calendar.

Blood drives planned for February

The American Red Cross will hold three local blood drives during the month of February.

All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Blood donors are needed every day to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.

In February, all donors will receive a coupon for a buy-one-get-one-free adult lift ticket to a participating mountain for downhill skiing, snowboarding, alpine or Nordic skiing. Come in to give blood in February and you’ll also receive a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert from Chili’s Grill & Bar.

To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or log onto redcrossblood.org.

There will be a drive Feb. 12 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Londonderry Lions Hall.

On Feb. 19, head to Promises To Keep in Derry between 1 and 6 p.m. to donate blood.

On Feb. 26, Londonderry Lions Hall hosts its second blood drive of the month from 1 to 6 p.m.

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