Community Event

JCHS 5K Riverside Run & Wellness Walk

Saturday 9:00 am
Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH) 101 Elm Ave., SE, Roanoke, VA 24013

Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS) will host the second annual “JCHS 5K Riverside Run & Wellness Walk” on Saturday, November  9, 2013, presented by Medical Facilities of America, an exclusive provider of LifeWorks Rehab. The 5K run portion of the event begins at 9 a.m. and the wellness walk begins at 9:05 a.m.  Online registration is available now at Proceeds from the event will support the JCHS Alumni Association as it raises money for scholarships to support current students and SARA, Inc. as they provide services to victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse and their families.  

Finding the Fun, Even in Nail-Biting Times

Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Inn at Virginia Tech - Blacksburg

10th Annual Women's Fall Event at The Inn at Virginia Tech

In this fun-filled, motivating presentation you will learn:

  • That just as a “base coat” provides a foundation for healthy, happy nails, clarity about what you want is the foundation for personal and professional success
  • How trying new nail colors—from mild to wild—can increase your confidence in taking risks and navigating change
  • How a “top coat” of positivity keeps gratitude and laughter top of mind so you can stay energized, even when “chip happens”

In today’s nail-biting times, it’s easy to let stress, fear, and frustration affect your health and success.

“Stop biting your nails and start living like your nail color,” says Mary Foley, author of the Amazon bestseller Live Like Your Nail Color, Even if You Have Naked Nails.

Living like your nail color may sound like a fluffy, female, feel-good phrase, but it’s so much more than making your nails look pretty.

For more information or to register, please call Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482.

Gift bags and door prizes included.

Positively Pink Parade and Party

Saturday 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Valley View Mall

A Procession in Pink to Celebrate Life

Dress up in your most outlandish pink attire and parade with friends and family as we join together to raise awareness by remembering those touched by breast cancer and celebratingthe many survivors. All proceeds will go directly to the Every Woman’s Life program, which provides free mammograms to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women in the Roanoke Valley. $15 party bag includes:

  • Power of Pink ring

  • Pink ribbon bagel from Panera Bread

  • Chance to win a Pandora bracelet from Fink’s Jewelers (You must be present to win.)

  • First 300 receive $10 Valley View Mall gift card

  • Ticket to Taste of Valley View food sampling

  • And more...

For more details, visit or call Carilion Clinic at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

SHARE- Perinatal Loss Annual Walk to Remember

Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Mill Mountain Star Overlook

The SHARE Walk to Remember is a memorial walk to honor the lives of the babies who left us too soon due to early pregnancy loss, stillbirth and neonatal death, or in the first year of life. Prior to a leisurely walk, we will have a brief program with a word by our chaplain. Participants will have the option to share their stories. We invite all family members, including children, to join us for this special event. Please join us after the walk at the shelter for refreshments.

To register for the walk, please call Carilion Clinic at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

For more information about SHARE, visit

Living with Grief During the Holidays

Thursday 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church | 2101 S. Jefferson St. | Roanoke, VA

Join chaplain, Lisa Meyer Vineyard, for a discussion on finding comfort during the holiday season.  Lisa has worked with families at Carilion Clinic for 17 years and has previously served as the Executive Director at Pastoral Counseling Center in Roanoke.

Light refreshments will be provided.  Please call Carilion Clinic Hospice at 540-224-4753 to register for the event. RSVP by Oct. 8.


The Hype about Hypertension

Thursday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
South County Library | 6303 Merriman Road | Roanoke, Virginia

Are you at risk for high blood pressure (hypertension)? What are the risks? How can risk factors be reduced? Join Carilion Clinic Cardiologist Matthew Schumaecker, M.D., to learn more about how high blood pressure can impact your overall health and how proper man­agement can improve wellness.



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