Free oral cancer screenings offered May 22
A free Oral Cancer Screening event will be offered May 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Dental Hygiene Clinic at Owens Community College. The clinic is located in Health Technologies Hall.
Owens is sponsoring the program in conjunction with the Toledo Dental Hygienists’ Association and ProMedica Cancer Institute.
Screenings, which will be conducted by area dentists and dental hygienists, will include both visual and tactile exams for visible indicators of oral cancer. Examinations will take approximately 30 minutes. Participants will be referred to their own dentists or doctors if abnormalities or other concerns are discovered.
The event is free and open to individuals of all ages. Appointments may be made by calling the ProMedica Cancer Institute at 877-291-1441.
Who Are Leon & Mia?
Leadership Toledo and Unison Behavioral Health invite the community to meet “Leon & Mia” May 23 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Shared Lives Gallery, 20 North St. Clair Street in downtown Toledo.
Leon & Mia are animated characters featured in Toledo’s 2011 Innovation and Excellence Award-winning film, “Leon and Mia, Crisis and Recovery.”
Artists will also be on hand to share their original works from Unison’s “My Story Matters” collection, which highlights the artists’ path to recovery from mental illness.
For more information about the event or to learn more about Unison Behavioral Health Group, visit www.unisonbhg.org.
Spring into Health Fair
Luther Meadow senior apartment community, located at 100 Meadow Lane in Gibsonburg, will host a “Spring into Health Fair” May 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The health fair, which is free and open to the public, will include blood pressure, blood sugar and anemia checks, balance screenings and other health information. Numerous local healthcare service providers will be represented and health and safety presentations will be held at 10 and 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Tours of the senior community and light refreshments will be available.
For more information, call LuAnn Willinger, service coordinator at 419-337-4400. Luther Meadow is a ministry of Lutheran Homes Society, which provides housing and services for seniors age 62 or older.
ProMedica Cancer Institute will celebrate life after cancer with Cancer Survivor Celebrations June 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Hickman Cancer Center at ProMedica Flower Hospital, 5200 Harroun Rd., Sylvania and June 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at ProMedica Toledo and Toledo Children’s Hospital, 2142 North Cove Blvd., Toledo.
The celebrations will honor those who have been touched by cancer and allow them to share inspirational stories of survival. The free event will include light refreshments.
To reserve a spot, call the ProMedica Cancer Institute at 877-291-1441.
Practically a tournament
The Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio will present the 24th Annual Practically a Golf Tournament (PGT) May 18 at the Clock Tower at Levis Commons in Perrysburg.
The event will kick off with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The PGT is a unique and competitive 18-hole miniature golf Tournament, where area businesses, organizations or friends enter a foursome and compete for prizes and a trophy.
The registration fee is $120 per foursome, which includes t-shirts, goodie bags and a chance to win prizes. A live DJ, cigar roller, cash bar (beer and coolers) and other side games will all add to the fun and excitement of the day.
Open Play will be available to the public as well after the group tournament, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. One round of golf costs $5 per person. All proceeds benefit The Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio.
The Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio manages and staffs more than 25 locations of residential homes for adults with developmental disabilities. The center provides respite care, adult day services, non-medical transportation service, a work enclave and job coaching.
The center’s awareness, education and outreach Programs include AED medication assistance, Family Camp, a Family Support Network, a Peer Support Group, a Resource Library, and Quarterly presentation on Living with Epilepsy along with The Kids on The Block puppet show to area schools. All programs and services are free of charge.
For more information, call 419-867-5950.
Walking with a mission
More than 3,000 people will take steps to improve their health and dedicate themselves to living heart healthy lifestyles when they participate in the American Heart Association Toledo Heart Walk and 10K run.
The non-competitive, one- and three-mile walk and 10K run will be held May 19 at The University of Toledo’s Glass Bowl Stadium, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo.
The annual event raises funds to support heart disease and stroke research and educational programs in Lucas and Wood counties and throughout Ohio. It also promotes walking as part of a healthy lifestyle.
“Three out of four people within our community are at risk of cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S.,” said James O’Neill, vice president of Retail and Wholesale Operations at Hickory Farms and chairman of the event. “The Heart Walk is an opportunity for Toledoans to stand up and get moving against cardiovascular disease, while supporting the American Heart Association’s efforts to fight this disease on the local level.”
The event, which begins with registration at 8 am, features a kids’ run at 9 a.m., opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and a 10K run that begins at 9:45 a.m. The walk portion of the event kicks off at 10:15 a.m. The festival concludes at noon.
For information about participating in the Heart Walk, call the American Heart Association at 419-740-6181 or visit Heartwalk.kintera.org/toledooh.