Palmetto Health September Calendar of Events

Sept. 8: Infant Mortality Awareness Walk in Sumter

In recognition of September as Infant Mortality Awareness Month, Palmetto Health Tuomey will host an Infant Mortality Awareness Walk Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-noon, at Palmetto Health Tuomey, Classroom One, 129 N. Washington St., Sumter. This event recognizes infants who are celebrating their first birthday and remembering those who are not. For additional information, call Palmetto Healthy Start at 803-296-3780 or 1-888-788-4367.

Sept. 11: Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

The Weight Management Center at Palmetto Health will offer a free weight loss surgery seminar for individuals interested in bariatric surgery Tuesday, Sept. 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist auditorium, 1501 Sumter St. The seminar will review the various types of weight loss surgery options and what to expect during and after surgery. For more information or to register, call 803-376-5982.

Sept. 15: Infant Mortality Awareness Walk in Columbia

In recognition of September as Infant Mortality Awareness Month, Palmetto Health will host its Infant Mortality Awareness Walk Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-noon, at Irmo Community Park, 7507 Eastview Dr., Irmo. This event recognizes infants who are celebrating their first birthday and remembering those who are not. For additional information, call Palmetto Healthy Start at 803-296-3780 or 1-888-788-4367.

Sept. 20: Joe Niekro Foundation Brain Aneurysm and AVM Support Group

If you are someone you love has been affected by a brain aneurysm or AVM (arteriovenous malformation), the Joe Niekro Foundation holds a support group for affected people to support one another and share their stories. The support group will meet Thursday, Sept. 20, 6-7 p.m., 5 Richland Medical Park Dr., Palmetto Health Richland Auditorium, first floor. For more information, please contact Mary Pat Baldauf at ColumbiaSC@JoeNiekroFoundation.org.

Smoking Cessation Program Classes

Palmetto Health will host a Smoking Cessation Program classes Mondays and Wednesdays, July 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25, 5-6 p.m., Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter Street, Meeting Room 2. The program is free to attend. Results show 74 percent of smokers quit smoking by the end of the three-week program. For more information and to register, call 803 296-CARE (2273).

Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings:

Palmetto Health will offer free breast and cervical cancer screenings Tuesday, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 5-7 p.m., at Palmetto Health Women’s Center, 1801 Sunset Dr. Registration is required. To find out if you qualify or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

Take Five–Free Prostate cancer and Diabetes Screenings:

Palmetto Health will offer free Prostate cancer and diabetes screenings Thursday, Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., basement level. Registration is required. To find out if you qualify or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

CPR and BLS Classes:

American Heart Association CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS) classes are offered weekly by the Palmetto Health/USC Simulation Center every Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Cost is $75. Heart Saver CPR classes are offered two Tuesday afternoons each month; cost is $50. All classes begin at 1 p.m. at 14 Medical Park, Suite 300, Palmetto Health Richland campus. Course materials and a certification card are included. For more information or to register for a course, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

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