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June 19, 2014

HEALTH BRIEFS

Summer wellness fair planned

DERRY — A Summer Solstice wellness fair will be held Thursday, June 19. The fair runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at Derry Medical Center, 14 Tsienneto Road.

The fair will be held rain or shine. It will include cooking demonstrations, food sampling, exercise demonstrations, raffles, health information tips, and a chance to meet the doctors, nutritionists and health educators.

Learn about programs and experience what a healthy life can be.

Call 537-3033 or visit derrymedicalcenter.com.

Police host summer blood drive

DERRY — Derry Police host their annual summer blood drive Wednesday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Promises to Keep, 199 Rockingham Road.

Donors of all blood types are welcome to give.

There will be raffles, coupons, and a cookout with hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza sponsored by the Greater Derry Salvation Army.

Walk-in donors are welcome, but appointments will take priority. Call 1-800-733-2767.

Arthritis walk raises $47,200

MANCHESTER — Area residents raised $47,200 to fight and cure arthritis by participating in the New Hampshire Walk to Cure Arthritis on June 8.

Funds raised through Walk to Cure Arthritis events across the nation go toward Arthritis Foundation programs, research and advocacy initiatives to help prevent, control and find a cure for this crippling disease.

The NH Walk to Cure Arthritis featured local honorees who shared their inspirational stories about their personal battles with arthritis. By speaking about their experiences living with the disease, 2014 honoree, Michelle Pallaria was able to put a face on arthritis and remind participants why this cause is so critical.

To learn more about arthritis, visit arthritis.org.

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