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Published on February 20, 2015

March Events and Happenings at Spartanburg Regional

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s events in March. Join us as we celebrate and remember Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with Wear Blue Day and information sessions on prevention and detection.

Mobile Mammography

Spartanburg Regional’s mobile mammography unit performs screening mammograms across Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties. Call 864-560-7777 to register and make sure to bring your insurance card and identification to your appointment.

Medical Group of the Carolinas Locations:

Internal Medicine – Eastside: March 2, March 23

Family Medicine – Duncan: March 5

Family Medicine – Landrum: March 6

Immediate Care Center – Westside: March 16, March 30

Family Medicine – Boiling Springs: March 18

Family Medicine – Inman: March 25

Family Medicine – Gaffney: March 31

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Mondays in March, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

Maintaining a healthy weight after the completion of cancer treatment can be challenging but with the proper tools and support you can achieve your weight loss goals. TOPS is a weight loss support group for cancer survivors. For more information on becoming member, call 864-560-7618 or email survivorshipprogram@gibbscc.org.

Grief Support Group

Wednesdays in March, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 1530 Drayton Road, Spartanburg

Grief support groups provide a safe and supportive environment to talk about thoughts and feelings and to find support after the loss of a loved one. For more information or to register, call 864-560-3856.

Wealth (Walking, Eating And Learning Towards Health)

Mondays in March, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

Thursdays in March, 5:45 – 6:15 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

If you are a cancer survivor looking for a fun way to engage in regular physical activity, we encourage you and your caregiver to join WEALTH! WEALTH participants meet twice weekly for a 30-minute walking session. Each walking session will conclude with a brief nutrition education class. For more information, call 864-560-7618 or email survivorshipprogram@gibbscc.org.

Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour

Monday, March 2, 10 a.m.

Publix at Hillcrest

Tuesday, March 17, 7 p.m.

Publix at Thornblade

Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m.

BI-LO Boiling Springs

Join dietitian Kerri Lindberg, R.D., L.D., for a tour of your local grocery store. She’ll share what to look for on a food label, healthy cooking tips, recipes and general advice for navigating any grocery store. Reservations should be made in advance as space is limited to six participants per tour. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-4472 for more information.

Carolina Carb Counters

Thursday, March 5, 1 – 2 p.m.

Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education, Regional Outpatient Center

Interested in learning more about diabetes? Carolina Carb Counters is a FREE diabetes support group that meets on the first Thursday of every month. Certified diabetes educators lead the discussion and answer questions. Everyone is welcome, no registration is necessary.

National Dress in Blue Day

Friday, March 6

Join Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute and the Colon Cancer Alliance and wear blue to raise colon cancer awareness. Want to learn more? Visit DressinBlueDay.org.

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, March 10, 6 – 7 p.m.

Regional Outpatient Center fifth floor, Family Medicine Conference Room

This free support group, led by a clinical therapist, is offered to all pre- and post-surgical weight loss patients in the Upstate. The goal is to build a strong support system for patients prior to surgery that promotes healthy lifestyle changes and behavior modification that patients can build upon after surgery. No registration is necessary.

Lap-Band® Information Session

Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Regional Outpatient Center fifth floor, Family Medicine Conference Room

This free class covers detailed information about LapBand® weight loss surgery. This procedure does not require stapling, cutting or intestinal rerouting and is adjustable. The class is led by Paul Ross, M.D., who has performed more than 1,600 surgeries. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

Celebrate Life Top to Bottom: A tribute to colorectal cancer patients and their families

Thursday, March 12, 6 – 7 p.m.

Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health

Join us as we celebrate our colorectal cancer patients and their families. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-6508 to learn more.

Surviving Stroke Support Group

Monday, March 16, 6 – 7 p.m.

Thomas E. Hannah YMCA

This support group is intended for stroke survivors and their families and is facilitated by two speech language pathologists. Time is spent sharing educational information about stroke and stroke recovery and provides an opportunity for attendees to receive emotional and practical support from other stroke survivors. Each meeting includes a 15-20 minute speaker or activity and light snacks. For more information, call 864-560-2132 or email kdunphy@srhs.com.

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, March 17, 5 – 6 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

This free support group is intended for people currently living with diabetes or who are at high risk of developing the disease. Certified diabetes educators lead the discussion and answer questions. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month. For more information, visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Pelham-Events or call 864-560-9032.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, March 18, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

Diabetes affects every organ in the body and Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes and Endocrinology – Pelham can help you learn to manage it. Participants of this program receive a free blood glucose meter and diabetes reference book. You must have a physician’s referral to participate, and insurance will be filed for the program’s cost. Visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Pelham-Events or contact Erica Moore at 864-560-6465 for more information.

Colorectal Cancer - Get the Facts!

Wednesday, March 18, 7 – 10 a.m.

WestGate Mall, Spartanburg

Get your exercise while learning about colorectal cancer. Take a walk with the Colon Cancer Navigator from Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at WestGate Mall. Learn about colorectal cancer, when you should be screened and what to expect. Registration is not required for this free event. For more information, visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events.

Women Heart Support Group

Wednesday, March 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg

Led by a Mayo Clinic-trained facilitator, WomenHeart is a support group for women to express their feelings with a peer group that understands the emotional toll of a heart disease diagnosis. This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month and is open to any woman with a history of heart disease. Lunch will be provided. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-4472 for more information.

Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy Information Session

Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Regional Outpatient Center fifth floor, Family Medicine conference room

This free class covers detailed information about gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy weight loss surgery. The class is led by Drs. Paul Ross and Jason Johnson, who have performed more than 2,000 surgeries combined. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

Better Breathers Club

Thursday, March 19, 2 – 3 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

Part of the American Lung Association’s Better Breather's Club, this support group is for anyone living with a chronic lung disease and their families or caregivers. The group is led by a healthcare professional who helps attendees learn how to meet the challenges chronic lung disease brings to daily life. For more information, visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Pelham-Events or contact Betty Ann Riggins at 864-361-4102.

Colon Cancer Prevention and Detection: What you need to know

Tuesday, March 24, 12 – 1 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, join Derek Brenda, M.D., for a discussion on colon cancer prevention and detection. Lunch is provided at this free event but registration is required. Visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Pelham-Events or call 864-849-9470 to register.

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