The Dunedin Blue Jays, in association with the American Cancer Society and Florida Blood Services, will host their second annual "Fight for a Cure Night" when the team takes on the Tampa Yankees at 6 p.m. Saturday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin.
The Blue Jays will be donating 1,000 game tickets to cancer patients, survivors and their families. If you or someone you know has been touched by cancer and are interested in attending the game for free, call (727) 738-7052. Patients and survivors will be welcomed onto the field at 5:30 p.m. for the pregame festivities.
All other fans interested in attending Fight for a Cure Night can either purchase tickets at the box office for $6 each or visit the Florida Blood Services Blood Mobile on site from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., donate blood and receive a free ticket into the game along with a Jays bobblehead.
Blue Jays players will be wearing commemorative purple jerseys on this special night. The jerseys will be raffled off following the game. Raffle tickets are $20 each.
Grayson Kamm from WTSP-Ch. 10 will be the emcee for the entire night's events, including on-field promotions and a silent auction featuring baseball memorabilia and donations from the community.
There will be bouncy houses and face painters for the kids.
For more information call Kathi Wiegand at (727) 738-7052 or e-mail [email protected]
JG Health Clinics and Institute of Preventative Medicine opened for business this week at 3202 Alt. U.S. 19, Palm Harbor. A grand opening party and ribbon cutting will take place at 7 p.m. Friday.
The clinic offers a range of services including preventative medicine and counseling, nutrition and weight control, annual screenings for hormone imbalances, depression and anxiety due to aging, stress reduction with massage, aging and longevity, travel clinic and immunizations, botox and dermal fillers, massage therapy, sexual health, sports nutrition and corporate wellness.
While the opening of the Palm Harbor clinic continues, the executive board has begun a second phase of its Tampa Bay expansion which includes two more clinic locations and a wellness research facility. Call (727) 785-0375 or visit jghealth.com.
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The two SilverSneakers signature classes at Clearwater's Aging Well Center, located at the Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater, are changing days and hours.
The Muscular Strength and Range of Movement class that met Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in July will no longer meet Mondays. The Tuesday and Thursday class times will remain the same with Tuesday classes from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. and Thursday classes from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. The class includes music and movement with exercises that enhance physical activities for daily living.
The Cardio Circuit class which met Mondays from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. in July will now meet Mondays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. This class combines fun and fitness to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance in a standing circuit workout.
The classes are available at no charge to adults whose Medicare policies offer the SilverSneakers benefit. For eligibility requirements and registration information, call (727) 724 3070, or visit silversneakers.com or myclearwater.com/agingwell.
Seminars, classes, support groups
alzheimer's caregivers support group: 9:30 a.m. Monday (meets weekly), Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. (727) 787-1837.
Recovery International: Abraham Low Self-Help System, a weekly support group for people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and symptoms caused by fear and anger, meets at these times and locations: 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Lakeview Community Church, 475 East Lake Road N, East Lake, (727) 942-4095; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 Highland Ave., Clearwater, (727) 942-9008; and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., Clearwater, (727) 586-2585 or leave message at (727) 525-1749. Free, but offerings appreciated.
Food addicts in recovery anonymous: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, (727) 501-2125, and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, (727) 786-3113. Both at Clearwater Community Church, Room 103, 2897 Belcher Road, Dunedin. Visit foodaddicts.com.
NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETINGS: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) at Crystal Beach Community Center, 517 Crystal Beach Ave.; 8 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, Educational Building, 421 Main St., Dunedin; and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul's Methodist Church, Room 102, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. E-mail [email protected] or visit Naranonfl.org.
Health news should be mailed to Nova Beall at 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756, faxed to (727) 445-4119 or e-mailed to [email protected]