May 14, 2013

Health Notes: May 14, 2013


For more information about sponsoring a drive or becoming a blood donor, call 562-7406 or go to To learn more about the bone marrow registry, go to or email


Parkinson’s Support Group to meet

PLATTSBURGH — The next Plattsburgh Parkinson’s Support Group will meet Thursday, May 30, at Pine Harbour Senior Living, 15 New Hampshire Road.

Naomi Bradshaw will speak about the benefits of Tai Chi. Social time is from 5:30 to 6 p.m., with the program starting at 6. Light refreshments will be served.

For questions, contact Judy Russell at 563-1263 or


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation awarded

LAKE PLACID — Supporters and fundraisers for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation were recently awarded a retreat to High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northeastern New York was the recipient of the High Peaks Spring for Hope. The gift was based on the organization’s unique contributions and for enhancing the quality of life in the community.

Those who raised more than $1,000 for the foundation from February to April received accommodations for two nights as well as two full breakfasts and a dinner.

Supporters raised $25,000. The money will go toward researching a cure.


Susan G. Komen grants announced

PLATTSBURGH — Organizations involved in the fight against breast cancer received $233,085 in grants recently by the Northeastern New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Grant monies will be distributed from proceeds raised from the 18th-annual Susan G. Komen Northeastern New York Race for the Cure held last October and other fundraising efforts. Seventy-five percent of the net income raised by Komen Northeastern New York stays in the community to fund programs in upstate New York. The remaining 25 percent goes to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program, which supports research, awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.

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