May 25, 1997 in Features

Walkathon Will Be 24-Hour Crusade Against Cancer

Lynn Gibson Correspondent
 

(From Community Update, June 1, 1997:) “Swing With the Maestro,” a fund-raising golf tournament for the Spokane Symphony is Monday, not today as reported last week in Community Update. It begins at 1 p.m. at the Manito Golf and Country Club.

Inspiration for a 24-hour walkathon June 6-7 at Spokane Falls Community College will be the hope of finding a cure for cancer in our lifetime.

Proceeds from Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will assist local cancer research, education, services and patients.

Support the fight against cancer by collecting sponsorship pledges prior to the relay. Then bring your donations to the signin at 4:30 p.m. June 6, at SFCC’s main track.

At 6:30, cancer survivors will make a heroic lap around the track to kick off the relay, which begins at 7. The relay will continue nonstop through Saturday, June 7.

Individuals, teams and families are invited to walk, run or wheelchair around the track. Food and entertainment will be provided by American Cancer Society volunteers.

A highlight of Relay For Life is the opening-night Luminary Ceremony at 10.

“This ceremony is a unique way to remember all those lost to cancer, those who are in remission and those who are currently battling with the disease,” says Bill Budge, executive director and event organizer.

Lights will dim as luminary candles surround the track to honor those who have been touched by cancer. During the ceremony, names of cancer victims will be read and special candles will form the word “hope.”

Names can be added to the luminary ceremony for a donation of $20 to the American Cancer Society.

To participate in the walkathon, call Bill Budge at 326-5802 for a sponsorship packet.

Family adventures

Families can enjoy outdoor activities this summer through the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Call 625-6200 to register for these events:

Family Kayaking (Class No. 6113-40) is June 15 at Sam Owen Park in Hope, Idaho. Guides from Full Spectrum Tours will lead the kayaking trip and teach group safety, equipment, paddling techniques and communication.

Event specifics and directions to the park will be mailed upon registration.

June 14 is Family Camping at Farragut State Park. There will be a variety of workshops, including Bad Weather Camping, First Aid, Setting up Camp, Camp Cooking and more. Play, relax or take a nature hike.

The fee is $3 per car, and $7 per family to camp overnight. Some tents are available to use.

Plan now to attend the Family Mountain Bike Festival (Class 6169-10) Sept. 27-28 at Swan Lake. The weekend event is free since camping fees have been waived and all activities will be provided at no cost.

Arrive Friday evening or Saturday morning at the Swan Lake campground.

Events will include canoeing, tandem bike riding, obstacle courses and guided hikes.

Workshops will be offered on mountain biking, bike repairs and more. A limited number of mountain bikes and bike trailers will be available to borrow.

Golfing for the symphony

Golfers will putt to sweet music during “Swing with the Maestro,” a fund-raising golf tournament for the Spokane Symphony at 1 p.m. next Sunday at Manito Golf and Country Club.

Symphony musicians will play on the course during the Spokane Symphony Associates event. And music director Fabio Mechetti and concertmaster Kelly Ferris will be a two-man gallery to cheer golfers from one green to another.

The $100 entry fee includes green fees, tee prize, practice range balls, on-course refreshments and a 19th-hole social hour and dinner. Cost for dinner only is $20.

For more information, call Mary Jane Broom at 448-0992.

Transportation workshop

An expressway between downtown Spokane and Liberty Lake?

Give your feedback on high-capacity transportation options Wednesday at a citizen input workshop sponsored by the Spokane Regional Transportation Council.

The public is invited to the free forum from 6 to 8 p.m. in the training room of Safeco Insurance Co., 14610 E. Sprague (near Sullivan).

Learn about transportation options that could be used in the corridor between downtown Spokane and Liberty Lake. Discuss the costs and benefits of each alternative mode of transportation.

There will be a project video, presentation and group discussion.

For more information, call 625-6370.

Health notes

Is your medication too expensive for your budget? If so, a free booklet may help.

Free and Low Cost Prescription Drugs is a 32-page brochure available from the Cost Containment Research Institute in Washington, D.C.

The publication is an A-to-Z listing of free (or very low-priced) drugs available to qualified patients, direct from the manufacturer. For a booklet, send $3, for postage and handling, payable to: Institute Fulfillment Center, Prescription Drug Booklet PD-540, P.O. Box 462, Elmira, NY 14902-0462.

Consumers may also obtain this information from the Institute’s website: http://www.institute-dc.org.

Learn more about how to keep your spine in alignment and care for your back while maintaining an active lifestyle. “Get in the Swing” is a Healthy Living and life-style Lecture sponsored by Huckleberry’s Fresh Market.

The free health education program is Thursday, 7:30-9 p.m., at Huckleberry’s in the Spokane Valley, 15510 E. Sprague.

Craig Roger, a chiropractor and a clinical orthopedic specialist, will discuss chiropractic treatments for an active lifestyle. Reservations are recommended; call 928-3687.

Art opportunities

Day and evening classes in fine arts and crafts are available for adults, teens and children at the Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh.

Class schedules are now available for summer quarter, which begins June 16. The Corbin Art Center is sponsored by the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department.

“Corbin Kids Summer Workshop Program” has groups for children ages 3-5 and 6-11. A series of one-hour and two-hour workshops are offered for eight weeks.

“Summer Drawing” with Susan Rohrback is for teens and adults, Mondays, 6-9 p.m., beginning June 23. Cost is $39 for the four-week session.

“Watercolor Painting for Teens” begins July 8, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays for four weeks. Cost is $27.

“Mystery Writing” teaches basic writing, editing techniques and publishing ideas, Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., beginning July 9. The four-week class is $24.

For more information and class registration, call 625-6677.

, DataTimes MEMO: Community Update appears each Sunday in The Spokesman Review. Please allow two weeks notice for inclusion in this column.

Community Update appears each Sunday in The Spokesman Review. Please allow two weeks notice for inclusion in this column.

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