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April 29, 2014

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Operation Smile plans 5K run

PLATTSBURGH — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Operation Smile Club will host a 5k walk/run at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, outside Memorial Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. 

Preregistration begins at 10 a.m. followed by the race at 11.

Registration is $20 with a T-shirt or $15 without a T-shirt. All proceeds will be donated to Operation Smile, a charity that provides free surgery to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the world. 

In addition to the race route through campus, the 5k walk/run will include Zumba, refreshments and face painting. 

The SUNY Plattsburgh Operation Smile Club was formed in 2012 and has raised enough money to provided 15 reconstructive surgeries for children around the world who were born with facial deformities. 

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1423990854517890 or contact operationsmileatplattsburgh@gmail.com. 

High Peaks Hospice to celebrate national Donate Life Month

SARANAC LAKE — High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care and Adirondack Health are sponsoring a Donate Life Month event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the main lobby of Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

This event’s goal is to provide free information to the public about organ and tissue donation and to encourage the public to become donors, a press release states.

For more information, contact Tania McCabe, professional liaison, at 891-0606, Ext. 124, or tmccabe@hphpc.org.

To register to be a donor, visit http://www.donatelifeny.org/take-action/register-to-become-a-donor.

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