A blood drive is being hosted by the Oakwood Rotary Club and the Community Blood Center at the OCC, 101 Patterson Rd., Oakwood on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to
Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with signed parental consent form), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name. Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1(800)388-GIVE.
Wright State University Friends of the Libraries will be hosting their 30th annual spring luncheon on Tuesday, May 5, Noon to 1:30 p.m., featuring Amanda Wright Lane, great-grandniece of the Wright Brothers, who will speak on “Life as a Wright: A Unique Family History.”
Ms. Lane is the public face for Dayton aviation history and represents the Wright family legacy around the globe. Did you ever wonder what it’s like to be a member of an historically immortal family? Amanda’s school days included learning about her own family in class projects and history books.
This legacy provides unique opportunities and travel experiences for a woman raising her own children in a world forever changed technologically by their ancestors. She will share her thoughts and experiences of walking in the footsteps of a family history that is familiar to the world at-large; her thoughts on current developments for Hawthorn Hill and the Wright Family Foundation; historically significant aviation anniversaries; and her hopes for the Wright future.
Special exhibits will be displayed containing rarely-seen family photos from the Wright Brothers Collection in the Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives.
The luncheon will be held in the WSU Student Union Endeavor Room. Costs are $17 for Friends’ members and $19 for non-members. Luncheon choices are Chicken Dijonnaise or Stuffed Shells. Registration is required by April 30 online at www.libraries.wright.edu/about/events or by calling (937) 775-2380.
HomeHelpLink be hosting the annual Senior Ohio HelpLink Fair and Seminar on May 16 at Sinclair Community College.
The event will focus on options for seniors, including home care services, respite care services, adult day care, legal and financial services, handicapping home services, nursing homes, assisted living communities, senior housing, funeral planning, and much more. Additional activities will include blood pressure screening, cholesterol and hemoglobin testing, and healthy activities for seniors.
Participants will have an opportunity to talk with companies from Dayton and the surrounding areas, and receive valuable information on caring for seniors from industry experts. Additionally, throughout the day speakers will discuss subjects such as estate planning, dementia/ Alzheimer’s Disease, and other relevant topics such as reverse mortgages.
The Fair will be held indoors at the David H. Ponitz Center. Sponsors, exhibitors, and other participants to date include: Global Sales and Event Management, LLC who is helping to organize the Fair, Value Financial, Roberson Law, Department of VA, Dynamic Senior Solution, Crossroads Hospice, Alert-1, American Way V & S, Newcomer Funeral, and Comfort Keepers.
For additional information, including participation costs, please visit www.seniorshelplinkfair.org, or call Jacqulyn Sheridan, 937-321-4969.
The 8th Annual Breast Cancer 5K CARE Walk will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009. Registration and the health fair will begin at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $10 per student, $15 per adult, or $30 per family. T-shirts and Ty “Divalectable” Puppies will be sold at the walk and are guaranteed to all participants who pre-register with their orders before April 26, 2009.
CARE Walk is a family-oriented event with music and entertainment emceed by Dan Edwards and his son. There is plenty to do and see before and after the walk. New this year: the Breast Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer Task Force of the Miami Valley will be presenting the awards to the student winners in the Breast Cancer Foundation Video Contest in the Oakwood High School Auditorium immediately following CARE Walk. For details about the contest, go to www.breastcancertf.org.
Participants should be sure to arrive early to allow enough time to visit the health fair booths, enter for door prizes, purchase Laura’s pink ribbon cookies and other items for sale, enjoy refreshments, and buy raffle tickets for the larger prizes—artwork from Deck the Walls and an oriental rug from Fazel Rug Gallery. Each prize is valued over $600 and tickets are only $1 each or 6 for $5.
Whispers Home of the Shops of Oakwood is the lead sponsor for CARE Walk once again. Other sponsors are: Miami Valley Hospital, Alley Cat Designs, Asian Arts Center, Blue Turtle Toys, Clark’s Mr. Prescription, Deck the Walls, Edwards Entertainment, Fazel Rug Gallery, German Burke Orthodontics, Invoked Projects, KTC/Quail Tennis Club, Laura’s Cookies, Learning Tree Farm, Nancy Chifala Design, The Oakwood Register and Standard Register. CARE Walk would not be possible without the generosity of these businesses and organizations who donate time, money, and services each year.
CARE Walk is 100 percent volunteer-driven. What makes it unique is that there are no administrative costs and 100 percent of the proceeds of CARE Walk goes to breast cancer causes right here in Dayton. CARE Walk supports the mission of the Breast Cancer Foundation of Dayton (www.breastcancerfdn.org), which provides mammography and screening services to the underinsured and offers education and awareness programs about breast cancer prevention throughout the Miami Valley.
Pre-registration is encouraged even after the deadline of April 26th as all pre-registrants receive a free gift. Pre-registration helps the walk start smoothly. With 500+ walkers attending each year, pre-registration becomes more and more important.
Registration forms are available in this edition of the Oakwood Register, online at www.carewalk.org, and in the schools, stores, and bulletin boards around town. You may also call 294-3816 to have one mailed to you.
Mary Beth Evans
Leigh Ann Fulford