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Published on February 29, 2016

March Events and Happenings at Spartanburg Regional

Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s events in March. Join us at our many activities including a tribute to colon cancer patients and their families, the Gibbs Wellness Café, or one of our grocery store tours!

Ready For a “Night Out”?
Thursday, March 3, 6 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room
You are invited to a cosmetic surgery seminar
where you will have the opportunity to ask surgeon John Lettieri, MD, questions you may not have thought of previously. Topics will include:
• Breast – augmentation, lift, reduction, reconstruction and for men, gynecomastia
• Body Contouring – liposuction, tummy tuck
• Facial Rejuvenation – facelift, laser eyelid tuck, ear deformities
• Non Invasive: IPL, Rejuvapen microneedling, Dermaplaning, laser tattoo removal and laser for birthmarks
To RSVP, call 864-583-1222 or e-mail

National Dress in Blue Day
Friday, March 4
Join Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute and the Colon Cancer Alliance by wearing blue to raise awareness about colon cancer. Want to learn more? Visit

Celebrate Life Top to Bottom: A Tribute to Colon Cancer Patients & Families
Thursday, March 10, 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 or call 864-560-6508 to learn more.

Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour
Friday, March 11, 10 a.m.
Publix Thornblade

Tuesday, March 29, 10 a.m.
BI-LO Union
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.

Pelham Carb Counters
Tuesday, March 15, 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 864-849-9339.

Gibbs Wellness Café: On a Roll to Wipe Out Colon Cancer
Wednesday, March 16, 12 – 1 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium
Held the third Wednesday of each month, Gibbs Wellness Café is a monthly conversation focusing on various topics related to cancer and the community. James Dunn, MD, will discuss colon cancer prevention, detection and what you can do to eliminate your risks. Lunch will be provided at this free event but registration is required. Register online at or call
864-560-6508 for more information.

Better Breathers Club
Thursday, March 17, 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

Surviving Stroke Support Group
Monday, March 21, 20, 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

Keeping Mind Body Connections: Brain Awareness and Healing Touch
Tuesday, March 22, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium
The Center for Health and Healing’s Keeping Mind Body Connections brings education and awareness of the importance of mind, body and spirit health. Jean S. Pruett, D. Min., LPC, HCTP/I, will present Healing Touch as it relates to the brain. Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Register for this free event online at or call 864-560-6022 for more information.

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