TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. - Health & Wellness briefsContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter an event online, visit www.sierrasun.com, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words.What a RelayCelebrate, Remember, Fight Back is the motto for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life fundraiser. Monies raised from the Relay are used for research, patient support, and educational, prevention programs.Thirty teams were registered, and 450 people participated in this year's event, raising $34,645,806 in California, with $67,500 of that amount from the Truckee-Tahoe Relay. Walking in Tahoe for Lives was the No. 1 team, and Soroptimist International of Truckee-Donner was No. 2. Kim Zirbel raised the most individual dollars. Eighty-three survivors walked the first lap to celebrate their fight, remissions, and cures. The hope is there will be less diagnosis and a greater number of remissions and cures every year. As one walker said, "It's a joy to celebrate another cancer free year."Participants walked to remember their family and friends who have lost the battle and with hope for and in support of those who are fighting this disease.Without the help of all the volunteers, and participants, the Relay could not have been as successful. The Relay Committee extends a huge thank you to all for your time and effort.NaturaMed Fall Cleanse ClassAnn Sura, ND, invites you to attend a doctor supervised group class format in proper cleansing and detoxification. October is the perfect time to cleanse your body of summer "toxic abuse" and get ready for ski season! Reduce chronic symptoms, eliminate food cravings, discover food allergens, and move beyond dysfunctional patterns of eating. Course fee is $250 for one person or $200 per person and save if you pair up with a friend/spouse/partner. Fee includes doctor and nutritionist monitoring, class tuition, all supplements needed, and program manual. Three-week course dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 10, 17 and 24, 6-7:30 p.m. NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine, 8130 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. Call 530-546-0400 to reserve your space.Creative Visualization & HealthThursday, Oct. 11, 6:30-8 p.m., Church of The Mountains, 10079 Church St., Truckee. Learn how your mind/body connection can improve your health through your power of imagination. Handouts will be provided. Limited openings. Sliding scale donation. Contact email@example.com or 530-308-5053. Visit www.TFCoach-Colleen.com.Tahoe Seasonal Flu Shot ClinicSaturday, Oct. 13, Placer County Medical Clinic - Tahoe, 8665 Salmon Ave., Kings Beach, noon-4 p.m. Cost $20 non-HMO Medicare Part B accepted, sliding scale for qualifying incomes. Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and older. For more information call 530-546-1970.October is National Volkssport Month The Tahoe Trail Trekkers , a local American Volkssport Association (AVA) club, hosts several year round and seasonal AVA walks in the area that can be found on the club website www.tahoetrailtrekkers.org. On Saturday Oct. 20 the club will have a group walk in Carson City.For information contact Jennie Gordon 916-204-3839 or Diane Morrison 530-546-2325.Girls Sports DayComing Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District will host a Girls Sports Day from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for all girls in the first through fifth grades. Girls will participate in five different sports and learn about nutrition and fitness. Sports offered are: basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, cheer and tumbling, hip hop, climbing, karate, lacrosse, and Jazzercise. Register now, as space is limited. Cost is $16 per girl. Snacks, lunch T-shirts and goodie bags are included. Call TDRPD at 582-7720 for more info.Mat Pilates Community Day with Tina CookPilates instructor Tina Cook will link up with the High Fives Foundation to host a Mat Pilates Community Day at the CR Johnson Healing Center on Saturday, Oct. 13. Tina has worked with High Fives Foundation Winter Empowerment Athletes for the past year, and the Foundation is excited to have her bring her years of Pilates experience to the CR Johnson Healing Center in this community style event. Tina's Community Day will be donation based, with proceeds going to the High Fives Foundation. She will teach one-hour classes starting at 8 a.m. on the hour until 11 a.m., and mats will be provided to those who need them.CR Johnson Healing Center, 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee, any size donation to the High Five Foundation - CR Johnson Healing Center To schedule contact Tina Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-448-0052.Eternal life?International speaker Mark Swinney will present a talk titled "Eternal Life: Could it be that God didn't intend you to age?""As God's spiritual creations, we don't necessarily need to be slaves to time. We don't need to wait to become fully who we are. Time doesn't have the power to erode who we are, dilute our intelligence, or sap our strength," said Swinney.Hear practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing Swinney at For Goodness Sake, Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Mark is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. RSVP to 530-550-8981.
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