GREER HEALTH From May 2012


Village Hospital, Spartanburg Regional health calendar
MAY 25, 2012

The updated calendar of events provided by Village Hospital and Spartanburg Regional Hospital.

Village Hospital

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Greenville Hospital health events plentiful in June
MAY 25, 2012

The Greenville Hospital System has scheduled the following health events in June. The public is invited.

Smoking Cessation Support Group
Several free smoking cessation support groups are available. Call 455-9355 for dates, times and locations. 

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Greer Relief's 75th anniversary celebrates community, volunteers
MAY 24, 2012

Chuck Reynolds, president elect for the board of directors, and Caroline Robertson, Executive Director of Greer Relief and Resources, shared the proclamations with the guests from Gov. Nikki Haley and the Greer City Council.

Caroline Robertson, Executive Director of Greer Relief, told today’s gathering at the J. Verne Smith Center, “When you come to work you never know what you will get. Some days 20 people will walk through the door. Other days 350 people will come in.”

Robertson and her staff entertained civic and business leaders and volunteers to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Greer Relief and Resources.  These same citizens continue to serve an agency dependent on the communities’ financial and material support.

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Gibbs Cancer Center celebrates its 16th Cancer Survivors Day
MAY 24, 2012

Gibbs Cancer Center will "Savor the Sweet Years" during its 16th annual Cancer Survivors Day celebration. 

The Upstate's largest Cancer Survivors Day event will take place Sunday, June 3 from 2-5 p.m. at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. The event is free for all cancer survivors and their caregivers. 

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Taylors Free Medical Clinic gets Olympic-size attention
MAY 21, 2012

When Scott Hamilton begins to deliver the keynote address Tuesday night at the Taylors Free Medical Clinic (TFMC) fundraiser it’s hoped his message touches hearts, minds and pocketbooks.

The fundraiser, TFMC’s spring gala, is at the TD Convention Center beginning at 6 p.m. A heavyweight speaker like Hamilton, an Olympic gold medalist and TV commentator, is counted on to inspire fundraising and volunteers while also saluting all those who have contributed to the success of the faith-based clinic.

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Scott Hamilton headlines Taylors Free Medical Clinic fundraiser
MAY 19, 2012

Scott Hamilton will be the featured speaker Tuesday nght at the Taylors Free Medican Clinic annual fundraiser at the TD Convention center. Hamilton is a former Olympic gold medalist figure skater, has ovecomer a bout with cancer and is now a motivational speaker.

In 1990, former Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton was chosen the “Celebrity Wish Granter of the Year,” by the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Next week, the Tennessee resident with a long record for overcoming obstacles hopes to help the Taylors Free Medical Clinic make some financial wishes come true.

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Family and friends remember cancer survivors and loved ones
MAY 19, 2012

Sara (Mama) Atkins is a 10-year breast cancer survivor. She particiated at the Greer Relay for Life this weekend supported by her family and friends.

Sara (Mama) Atkins enjoyed the attention her family and friends were giving her this weekend at the Greer Relay for Life at Greer High School. It was more than she thought possible 10 years ago when she was told she had breast cancer.

Mama, as she is widely known in the Greer community, didn’t accept the findings of her mammogram and requested a biopsy of a suspicious area. “I just didn’t feel right. My body just didn’t feel the same.”

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Welch among presenters at Healing Journeys national conference
MAY 8, 2012

Thomas Moore has written most of his 15 books with deepening spirituality in every aspect of life. He lectures on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy and the arts.

Healing Journeys National Conference will be held in Spartanburg on the Spartanburg Methodist College campus Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24. Greer's Nancy Welch will be among the presenters.

The conference will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Book signing opportunities will follow the Sunday session.

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