Free vascular screening
ProMedica Bay Park Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon, will host free vascular screenings for those who qualify July 9 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Screenings of the carotids, aorta and legs are offered. The carotid scan is a painless ultrasound test to help identify the risk of stroke. The aortic scan is a painless ultrasound test to detect an abdominal aneurysm—a potentially fatal condition, and Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) testing measures leg circulation.
To qualify for the free screenings, registrants must be over the age of 65 or over the age of 50 with a history of one or more of the following risk factors – diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, or family history of vascular disease.
For more information or to schedule an appointment for this or future screenings, call 419-690-7845.
Health screenings offered
ProMedica Bay Park Hospital will offer free health screenings July 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at ProMedica Bay Park Women’s Services, 1854 East Perry St., Port Clinton.
Screenings will include blood pressure, bone density heel and blood sugar. For more information, call 419-734-8080.
Make-A-Wish golf benefit
The 2nd KBR Charity Golf Event to benefit Make-A-Wish will be held July 28 at Eagles Landing Golf Course, 5530 Bayshore Rd., Oregon.
Sign-in time is 7:30 a.m. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the closest to the pin, longest drive and hole in one. There will also be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and a putting contest.
The cost is $80 a player or $320 a team, which includes a steak dinner. Proceeds raised benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. is holding a series of educational and fitness related nature sessions entitled, “Nature Fitness.”
Programs will be held at the Wintergarden Nature Preserve, located at 615 S. Wintergarden Rd., Bowling Green, Wednesdays July 11 through 25 beginning at 9 a.m.
The program is based on the book “The Nature Principle,” by Richard Louv. Participants will receive a nature guide filled with tips and tools to enable them to reconnect with nature.
Attendees are encouraged to challenge themselves to take a walk on one of the trails each session to enhance their nature fitness level.
Bowling for Honor Flight
ProMedica Transportation Network sponsored its first Honor Flight Bowling Tournament May 4. The event raised more than $7,800.
PTN presented the donation to Honor Flight before the June 20 flight departed from Toledo Express Airport for Washington, D.C.
Spaghetti dinner fundraiser
A spaghetti dinner and raffle benefit will be held July 21 to benefit Todd Welch, who has been struggling to recover from complications from a ruptured appendix. Originally diagnosed as flu, the appendicitis and subsequent complications have led to surgeries to repair damage to Welch’s body.
Welch is employed part-time at Menards and volunteers his time coaching football at Northwood High School.
Family members and friends will hold the benefit July 21 at 3 p.m. at 3 Cheers Tavern in Walbridge. The spaghetti dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. A donation of $7 is requested. There will also be raffles with assorted prizes.
Feet on the Street
Wood Lane Residential Services, Inc. will present the 2nd annual Feet on the Street 5K Run/2K Walk July 14 in Bowling Green.
The event will start and finish at Bowling Green City Park, 520 Conneaut Ave. Registration will be held from 6:30 to 8 a.m. The 2K walk will step off at 8 a.m. and the 5K will start at 8:30 a.m. Strollers are welcome. No pets, please.
Entry fees are $25. Overall male and female masters will receive a gift certificate to Second Sole. Awards will be given to the top three runners in various age categories. Proceeds raised will benefit Wood County adults with developmental disabilities.
Mini Relay for Life
Otterbein Portage Valley supports Relay for Life in many ways and this year, they will host a mini Relay for Life event on their 165-acre Pemberville campus on Saturday, July 14 from noon to 10 p.m.
Residents, their family members and the surrounding community are welcome to participate. Register a relay team by completing a team registration found at otterbein.org/pemberville or by calling 419-833-7000. There is no requirement for team size, but a team captain must be designated.
Each team will be asked to be creative and try to raise money for cancer prevention. At the end of the event, the team that raises the most funds will be awarded prizes.
All of the funds raised will be given to the American Cancer Society for cancer prevention, awareness, education, support and more.