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Spartanburg Regional October Events and Happenings

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s events in October. Join us for Breast Cancer Awareness Month events such as Girls Night Out: Fight For Yourself, Paint Our Town Pink and Powerful & Pampered: Celebrating Breast Cancer Survivors.

Christopher’s Camp

Saturday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Spartanburg Regional Hospice
Christopher’s Camp is a memorable day camp program for children and adolescents, ages five to 16, who are grieving following the death of a family member or a friend. Participants in camp are given opportunities to share their feelings and experiences of loss in small groups of other campers close to their age. Activities are designed to encourage each camper to express his/ her thoughts about death and grief. Call 864-560-3856 to learn more and register.

Ain’t Nobody Got Time for Fat: Know Your Weight Loss Options

Thursday, Oct. 8, 12 – 1 p.m.
No one has time for the serious health consequences associated with obesity. Join bariatric surgeon Jason Johnson, DO, as he reviews your weight loss options. Learn about medical weight loss and the different surgical alternatives, such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and the Lap-Band. This free online class fits right into your busy schedule; simply log in from your personal device wherever you are. Register today at

Girls Night Out: Fight for Yourself

Thursday, Oct. 8, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health
Ladies, do you put everyone else’s needs before your own? Are you too busy to take care of yourself? No more! Join us for a night out and learn how to make yourself a priority. Get rid of the guilt and spend an evening with your girlfriends. We’ll give you the tools you need to choose a healthy lifestyle and put yourself first. Take the first step in being a happier, healthier you at Girls Night Out. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served at this free event. To learn more and register, visit

Better Breathers Club

Thursday, Oct. 15, 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 or call

Paint Our Town Pink

Thursday, Oct. 15, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Spartanburg Marriott
Spartanburg Downtown Association presents Paint Our Town Pink: A Fashion Show. Enjoy a night of shopping, appetizers and entertainment hosted by Amy Wood of WSPA News Channel 7 as awareness about breast cancer and the importance of getting a mammogram is highlighted. Tickets are $40 per person; a cash bar will be available. Call 864-587-8557 or 864-948-9485 to purchase tickets and learn more.

Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour

Monday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.
Publix at Thornblade
Join dietitian Kerri Lindberg, RD, LD, 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 or call 864-560-4472 for more information.

Hospice Volunteer Training

Oct. 20, 22 and 27
Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home
Hospice volunteers serve in order to lighten the burdens and lend a helping hand to hospice patients and their families. If you would like to learn more about becoming a hospice volunteer and our upcoming training sessions, contact the hospice volunteer coordinator at

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 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 or call 864-560-9032.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 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 Education can help you learn to manage it. Participants in 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 or call 864-560-6465 for more information.

WomenHeart Support Group 

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 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 as a part of 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 or call
864-560-4472 for more information.

Powerful & Pampered: Celebrating Breast Cancer Survivors

Thursday, Oct. 22, 6 – 8 p.m.
Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health
You fought the hard fight, now let us empower and pamper you. Get the tools you need to take care of yourself from clinical dietician Cathy Zwilling and occupational therapist Jennifer Kerley, and then let us pamper you. Enjoy chair massages, facials, manicures, new makeup ideas and much more. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served at this free event for breast cancer survivors. Register online at

Keeping Mind-Body Connections

Monday, Oct. 26, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute
The Center for Health and Healing’s Keeping Mind Body Connections brings education and awareness of the importance of self-care for mind, body and spirit health via guest speakers and interactive activities. There is a $5 charge at the door, and advance registration is required. Register online at or call Dawn Higgins at 864-560-6022 for more information.

An Uplifting Event: Coming Together to Stop Breast Cancer

Monday, Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Spartanburg Marriott
Continuing the tradition of promoting breast cancer awareness, screening and support, this luncheon hosted by the Spartanburg Regional Foundation will include local leaders with meaningful messages of courage, hope and dignity. For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact the Spartanburg Regional Foundation at 864-560-6727.

Innovation in Breast Reconstruction and Surgery

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center Medical Office Building Community Room
Join Shawn Birchenough, MD, of Medical Group of the Carolinas – Plastic Surgery – Pelham as he discusses the latest developments in plastic surgery, including breast surgery and reconstruction. Dinner will be provided at this free event, but registration is required. Register today, visit or call 864-849-9470.

Planning for a new bundle of joy? Spartanburg Regional Women’s Health offers a variety of prenatal education classes, covering topics from breastfeeding to birthing basics. To learn more and register, visit

Each month Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System offers classes and support groups. From cancer to stroke, diabetes to wellness we’ve got you covered. Learn more about this month’s schedule, visit

About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) offers a full spectrum of services through four hospitals: Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center, Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care and Union Medical Center. SRHS also includes Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 113-bed long-term care, skilled nursing facility that offers nursing care and rehabilitation services. SRHS provides unparalleled oncological care through the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. The multidisciplinary Medical Group of the Carolinas has more than 300 physicians across seven counties in two states. SRHS employs nearly 6,000 associates and offers outpatient surgery centers, a vibrant post-acute division, a Level I Trauma Center, and Advicare, a licensed Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Advicare provides Medicaid services to residents throughout the state of South Carolina. U.S. News and World Report ranked Spartanburg Medical Center the No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina in 2014-15. The Commission on Cancer gave Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute its Outstanding Achievement Award.

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