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Published on April 23, 2015

Upcoming Events and Happenings at Spartanburg Regional

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s upcoming events. Join us for the Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest, Healing at Hatcher, Hope Blooms for Hospice and much more!

7th Annual Climb to Conquer Cancer

Saturday, April 25, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saluda Grade, Tryon, NC

Local cyclist John Cash is passionate about fighting cancer. Every year he organizes this event designed to raise funds for the Gibbs Cancer Center Survivorship Program and help survivors live more rewarding lives. Cash will attempt to ride up and down the Saluda Grade 10 times for a total of 80 miles. Join the ride for one trip or ten and help John raise awareness in the fight to conquer cancer. For more information, contact John Cash at 828-859-6356.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Mondays, 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 a member, call 864-560-7618 or email

Wealth (Walking, Eating And Learning Towards Health)

Mondays, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

Thursdays, 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, which concludes with a brief nutrition education class. For more information, call 864-560-7618 or email

Grief Support Group

Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home

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. Visit to learn more.

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:

May 4: Internal Medicine – Eastside

May 7: Family Medicine – Duncan

May 11: Immediate Care Center – Westside

May 14: Family Medicine – Pacolet

May 20: Family Medicine – Boiling Springs

May 26: Family Medicine – Gaffney

May 27: Family Medicine – Inman

Additional Locations:

May 23: Wal-Mart Union, 513 N. Duncan Bypass, Union

11th Annual Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium

Friday May 1, 4 – 10 p.m.

Downtown Spartanburg

The 11th Annual Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium, hosted by Partners for Active Living, is a closed-circuit, multi-lap cycling race. It is a featured event in Spartanburg’s largest annual festival, Spring Fling. In addition, it will be included in the USA CRITS Speed Week series, which is guaranteed to draw top national racing teams and international racers. The race has an officially sanctioned, half-mile course that is unique for its cobblestone start/finish line, open-air plaza center, and dangerously sharp right turns. It is one of many cycling activities held in May as part of National Bike Month.

For more information, visit

Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest

Friday, May 1, 6 – 10 p.m.

Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Downtown Greer

The Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest will feature the best of the old and add exciting new activities with the goal of being the Upstate's favorite family festival. This two-day event features live music on the Main Stage, Creation Station, KidsZone, Food Court, and more than 150 vendors throughout the festival. Join Pelham Medical Center for free screenings, giveaways and much more. Skin cancer screenings will be conducted on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the mobile mammography unit. Visit Spartanburg to learn more.

Punctuate Your Health: Move!

Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

Join our clinical experts for the first in our four-part series, Punctuate Your Health. Learn how to keep your bones and joints strong, as well as the most common orthopaedic disorders for women including osteoporosis, arthritis and bursitis. Learn about risk factors, how to protect your mobility and stay on the move. A healthy dinner will be provided at this free event, including foods high in calcium. Register online at

Carolina Carb Counters

Thursday, May 7, 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 which meets on the first Thursday of every month. Certified diabetes educators lead the discussion and answer questions. Everyone is welcome; no registration is necessary.

Healing at Hatcher

Saturday, May 9, 1 – 3 p.m.

Hatcher Gardens

Join us for a community event that provides a special time for families to celebrate loved ones who have passed away. Join us for music, refreshments and activities, followed by a ceremony of remembrance. No registration is required for this free event; visit to learn more.

Uplift Support Group

Tuesday, May 12, 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.

Skin Cancer Screenings

Tuesday, May 12, 5 – 7 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

Show us some skin at Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute’s free skin cancer screening. Register online at or call 864-560-7999.

Lap-Band® Information Session

Wednesday, May 13, 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 or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

Surviving Stroke Support Group
Monday, May 18, 6 – 7 p.m.

Thomas E. Hanna YMCA, Spartanburg

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. The group 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

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, May 19, 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, May 20, 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 or contact Erica Moore at 864-560-6465 for more information.

Hope Blooms for Hospice

Wednesday, May 20, 11:30 a.m.

Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation will host “Hope Blooms,” a luncheon created to celebrate 35 years of Hospice care in the Spartanburg community. The event will honor leaders and volunteers in advancing hospice care in our area: James Bearden, MD, Charlie Boone, Roberta Jennings, RN and Julian Josey, MD. Tickets for the event are $45 each. A table for eight is available for $1,250. Proceeds from the event will benefit Spartanburg Regional Hospice. For additional information on tickets, tables or the event, please contact the Foundation at 864-560-6727.

WomenHeart Support Group

Wednesday, May 20, 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.

Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy Information Session

Wednesday, May 20, 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 or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

Better Breathers Club

Thursday, May 21, 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 contact Betty Ann Riggins at 864-361-4102.

Pilates in Pink

Thursday, May 21, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Ballet Studio, Chapman Cultural Center

Pilates in Pink is an exercise class designed specifically for breast cancer survivors. Focusing on the development of upper body and core strength, Pilates in Pink provides a supportive caring place where survivors can build a community of celebration and empowerment. For more information or to register call Ballet Spartanburg at 864-583-0339.

About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Featuring a full spectrum of services, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) is comprised of three hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, a multi-disciplinary physician group, a vibrant post-acute division, and is home to Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. With more than 300 physicians and 5,900 associates on staff, SRHS serves seven counties in South and North Carolina. Spartanburg Medical Center was ranked No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina by U.S. News and World Report; the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer; and the American Nurses Association lists SRHS among the nation’s top seven percent of hospitals for excellence in nursing.

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