Hospital auxiliary announces new leaders

Mickelson and Wood

Mickelson (left) and Wood

MOORESVILLE – Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently chose Brenda Mickelson as its new volunteer president, and Janet White as president-elect.

Brenda Mickelson has been a volunteer since August of 2010 and will remain the President through the 2011-2012 year, with Janet White by her side. Brenda says, “I am honored to hold this position and am excited to get started.”

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Hospital auxiliary hosts open house for volunteers

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
MOORESVILLE – The Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host an Open House for adults interested in becoming a hospital volunteer Thursday, November 10, from 2-4 p.m. in the hospital’s Community Room B. Continue Reading

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St. Alban’s plans a blood drive Nov. 13

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church will host a Community Blood Drive Sunday, Nov 13, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-ins are
welcome, or you may make an appointment www.cbcc.us/donate [code: Donor]. For each unit of blood collected, a stuffed puppy will be delivered to a child in a local hospital. St. Alban's is at 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson.

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Have researchers found a way to prevent malaria?

Centers for disease control

Mosquito. (Centers for Disease Control)

For years, public health officials have been looking for a way to control malaria, particularly in Africa where it affects millions of people annually. Now scientists say an experimental vaccine appears to help protect children against the deadly malaria parasite, the Washington Post reports.
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Free BBQ for blood donors through Dec. 31

HUNTERSVILLE — The American Red Cross and Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q are teaming up for the “Giving Blood IS a Big Deal” promotion through the end of the year. From now through Dec. 31, all presenting blood and platelet donors at the Charlotte or Huntersville Donor Centers will receive a coupon for a free Big Deal Combo at Sonny’s Bar-B-Q. Continue Reading

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Campus events promote breast cancer awareness

By MADELEINE DICK-GODFREY
DavidsonNews.net

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance of early breast cancer detection, and at Davidson College, two women’s organizations have planned events to support the cause. Beginning on Oct. 24, the women of Connor Eating House and the Sigma Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha offer various events that increase awareness about prevention, detection, and treatment of breast cancer. Continue Reading

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Rocktoberfest half-marathon and 5K are Oct. 22

CHARLOTTE – Run For Your Life is bringing some rockin’ fun to Charlotte with the Rocktoberfest Half Marathon and 5K, presented by the Dowd YMCA, and “Best Dressed Rocker” contest Saturday, Oct. 22.

Formerly the Dowd YMCA Half Marathon and 5K, the Rocktoberfest Half Marathon kicks off at 7:40 a.m. and the 5K at 8 a.m. at the Dowd YMCA, 400 E. Morehead Street in Charlotte. All are welcome to compete for prizes in the “Best Dressed Rocker Contest,” and come dressed as their favorite rocker to the 10:15 a.m. half-marathon awards ceremony. One award will be given to the best-dressed runner/rocker and one award will be given to the best dressed family/friend/runner groupie. Each winner will win a pair of tickets to N.C. Music Factory’s Music Monsters & Mayhem – Charlotte’s Largest Halloween Bash – plus tickets to upcoming concerts from 106.5 The End and 99.7 The Fox. Continue Reading

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Town’s fitness focus led him to start a business here

Frank Giancarli

Frank Giancarli opened his Training Ground of Davidson this summer. He worked on a runner on the Village Green after September's after the Run for Green (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

By DAVID BORAKS
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Frank Giancarli knew Davidson would be the perfect place for his new business, Training Ground of Davidson, because of what he saw around him. “People here are so fitness focused,” he said. “The difference between Davidson and other places is you’re always seeing people walking or biking on the street.” Continue Reading

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