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Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond Volunteer Advocates for Seniors Swears in New Members

franciscan-hammond-volunteers-2014The Volunteer Advocates for Seniors organization of Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond welcomed its latest members during a swearing-in ceremony recently at Lake County Superior Court in Crown Point.

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Physician’s Donation Helps Provide Breast Treatment for Women in Need

breast-treatment-checkDr. Gustavo Galante (back row, center), a board-certified plastic surgeon on the Franciscan Healthcare-Munster staff, recently donated $1,500 to the year-old Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer and Hammond Mammography Supplemental Fund, which provides financial assistance for women who cannot afford further treatment after a mammography screening indicates it is needed.

The fund was the idea of Cindy Duran (front row, left), Franciscan St. Margaret Health oncology director; who requested assistance in creating it from Tony Englert (second from left) Franciscan Alliance Foundation regional executive director. Galante said he donated a portion of proceeds from breast surgeries he performed during October, which is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Galante last year donated funds to St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point to provide mammograms for women who otherwise cannot afford them.

“It is a nice way to give back to the community,” he said of his efforts, adding, “I believe in corporate citizenship and philanthropy and hopefully we can encourage other businesses to give back to their communities.”

Also shown at Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer are (from left) Dr. Sasmita Misra, a breast radiologist; Burt Piper, Franciscan St. Margaret Health vice president of ancillary services; and Pat Lewis, Franciscan St. Margaret Health Breast Care Center quality care technologist.

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Opportunity Enterprises’ Runners Team Taking its Talents to Indy

logoOpportunity Enterprises is extremely excited to announce that its OE Runners Team will be traveling south in 2015 to participate in the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. After 16 years of partner charity status with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the agency has decided to take their team in a different direction in order to create a new sense of excitement around this long-standing fundraiser, which typically raises over $100,000 each year for the clients of OE.

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Why We Get Shorter As We Age

article-121-shrink-with-ageIf you've ever noticed that the car ahead of you in traffic seems to be driving itself, there's a good chance that the person driving it is elderly. Shrinking in height as we age is quite normal, and some people start to get shorter starting at about the age of 30. Only about 20% of the population does not noticeably shrink, which is due to a combination of good genetics and a healthy lifestyle.

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Avalon Springs Chronicle: November 2014

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Porter Health Care System Offers Healthy Heart Diet Classes

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Health Care System will offer Healthy Heart Diet classes in December. The free classes will provide an understanding on how to read food labels and choose heart-healthy food, along with teaching basic heart healthy food preparation tips.

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Valpo Video Board - "A Crucial Catch" w/ Valparaiso, Lake Central High School, ACS

pcctc-video-prod-media-studies-logoWatch Part 1 and Part 2 of the Valpo Video Board announcement for the "Crucial Catch" campaign fundraiser featuring VHS Football Coach Dave Coyle, Lake Central Football Coach Brett St. Germain and Hana Tepe of the American Cancer Society, produced by the Porter County Career and Technical Center's Video Productions and Media Studies class.

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