Health Notes: Golf tournament, Dairy Queen contribute to children’s healthIf you could contribute to health care for children by playing golf or eating a Dairy Queen Blizzard, which would you choose?
By: Compiled by John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune
If you could contribute to health care for children by playing golf or eating a Dairy Queen Blizzard, which would you choose?
You could do both, actually (but not at the same time). Here are the options:
For non-golfers, there’s a semi-formal dinner and auction at 5 p.m. Aug. 11, also at the country club. Guest speaker is Michele Tafoya, the sideline reporter for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.”
A ticket for the dinner and auction costs $150, table sponsorship $1,500 and an individual golf entry $950. To buy tickets online, go to Essentia
HealthFoundation.org, select St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation and click on the “Legacy of Hope” banner. You can also call the Essentia Health Foundation office at (218) 786-1619.
Last year, Gillette provided care to more than 25,000 children, including 279 in St. Louis County, a news release from the hospital said. Gillette specializes in care for children with disabilities.
St. Mary’s blue light special
The front of Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center will be illuminated in blue beginning at 9 p.m. Monday.
The occasion: the 125th anniversary of St. Mary’s, which was founded at 20th Avenue West and West Third Street. Now a 380-bed medical center with more than 2,700 employees at Fifth Avenue East and East Third Street, St. Mary’s was founded by seven Benedictine Sisters led by Mother Scholastica Kerst.
The special light display facing East Third Street will continue for a week, Essentia Health said in a news release.
The hospital also is unveiling a 53-foot-long mural depicting highlights of its history. It will be near the Heart and Vascular Center on the third floor.
Nominate a lifestyle changer
The American Heart Association is seeking nominations for its Lifestyle Change Award.
The award recognizes individuals who have made changes to improve their quality of life and health during the past year, “such as losing weight, becoming active, eating healthier and/or managing chronic diseases,” a heart association news release said.
The winner of the award, which is presented by Essentia Health, will be announced Sept. 28 at the Northland Heart Walk.
To nominate a friend (or yourself), download, complete and submit
the form at www.northlandheartwalk.org by Aug. 29. If you have questions, contact Tom Skull at (218) 727-7297 or email@example.com.
Family course on mental illness
A course designed to help those who have someone with a mental illness in their family is being offered in Duluth beginning Sept. 15.
The free course has been offered to more than 3,000 Minnesota families, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota said in a news release.
The course meets weekly from 5:30-8 p.m. Sundays for 12 weeks at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1108 E. Eighth St.
Registration is required; call Ann at (218) 269-0780 or Nancy at (715) 398-6471.
Cloquet hospital’s lab accredited
The laboratory at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet has been accredited for transfusion activities.
The accreditation, effective until 2015, is from the American Association of Blood Banks, the hospital said in a news release.