Area Notes 4/26/13

Oncologist speaks on therapy

Lakeview Hospital hosts Glenn Applegate, MD on Wednesday along with Stillwater urologists Tom Stormont, MD and David Henly, MD will present the Prostate Cancer Support Group on Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT). IGRT uses high energy X-rays to kill cancer cells because radiation is more accurately targeted it decreases the radiation dose to normal tissue which decreases side effects and improves outcomes. The event is free but registration is required at lakeviewhealth.org or by calling 651-430-4697.

HOPE celebrates 35 years with gala

OAK PARK HEIGHTS–HOPE Adoption & Family Services will hold it’s 35th anniversary gala at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Elmo Inn and Events Center.
Tickets are still available for the “We are Family” disco-themed gala, headline by KSTP Channel 5 Eyewitness New anchor Leah McLean. Events include: dinner, program, dance, live and silent auctions, and games. Proceeds go to expanding HOPE’s programs of adoption, pregnancy support and family education.
For tickets or information contact HOPE at 651-439-2446 or hope@hopeadoptionservices.org.

Birding day in the St. Croix Valley

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on May 4 in the St. Croix Valley. Evening include birding hikes and paddles, geocaching and the final presentation of the 2013 Riverway Speaker Series.
The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is in the process of forming a sister park relationship with Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica. Over 100 bird species migrate between the upper Midwest and Central and south America each year. Here the perspective from Costa Rica about finding solutions to saving endangered species that will be effective.
The event takes place at the St. Croix River Visitor Center, 401 North Hamilton Street in St. Croix Falls, Wis.  To reserve a seat call 715-483-2274.

Lakeview receives donated sculpture

Artist of 43 years, Deane Reichow of Woodbury, Minn. donated a sculpture valued at over $1,800 to Lakeview Hospital. After 24 years of service to the Stillwater School District, Reichow decided to give back to the community through his artwork.
“I hope the sculpture brings peace and tranquility to those viewing it. Hopefully it will provide a calming effect for those under the stress of visiting loved ones in the hospital,” Reichow said.
The donation is a 36” x 60” metal sculpture of copper, bronze, painted and ground for different textures. It is to represent the flowing strata of the earth.
He’s sold his work at various art fairs along with three local art galleries. For more information on Reichow’s work go to http://www.artguildgallery.com/Artists/Deane_Reichow.shtml.

PowerUP the Valley kick-off

PowerUP the Valley’s community kick-off event goes from 8:30 a.m. to noon May 4 at Stillwater Junior High School.
Join Radio Disney, Lakeview Health and the community to compete in a cha-cha slide world record attempt at 9 a.m. sharp. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Other fun activities include The PowerUP countdown obstacle course, meet the mascots, bounce houses, gourd bowling, face painting, PowerUP foods, and discover new ways to PowerUP your family and take the PowerUP pledge. A local biggest loser contestant will also be at the event.
Schools with the highest participation in the Cha Cha Slide World Record Attempt will have a chance to receive up to $500 in PowerUp Bucks for wellness supplies, equipment or resources for their school.
Since the summer of 2012, PowerUp has been working with community partners to make it easy, fun and popular for kids and families to eat better and be more active.
The event is free and will be held outside at the Stillwater Junior High School. Online, pre-registration is requested. Find out all of the details, check-in, parking and busing information at powerup4kids.org or by calling 651.430.5200.

Bike MS: Sam’s Club Twin Cities ride

WHITE BEAR LAKE–The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s upper Midwest chapters’ annual bike ride will take place May 11. The ride begins and ends in White Bear Lake  at Century College an dis the first of six rides that benefit the chapters each year. Riders can choose between  a 52 or 22 mile scenic route along the Gateway Trail.
The organization expects to raise more than $200,000 with 800 riders of every level. Funds raised through bike MS help support program and services for 17,000 people in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and counties in Western Wisconsin and Nebraska. Check-in runs from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Starting line closes at 9:30 a.m. for more information visit myMSbike.org.

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