Community Event

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.


End of Life: A Community Conversation

Thursday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Jefferson Center - Shaftman Hall

Are you looking for a way to start the conversation? We’ll help you prepare. Please join us for a community event presented in partnership by Carilion Clinic Hospice and Good Samaritan Hospice.

Karen McNew of WSLS will moderate a panel discussion around end-of-life issues. The panel will share viewpoints from healthcare providers, clergy, caregivers, and attorneys. Topics that will be covered range from a full explanation of hospice and palliative care to discussing final arrangements for your family or yourself. Breakout sessions with each of the panelists will follow the moderated discussion.

Admission is free and light snacks and beverages will be provided. Hospice representatives from Carilion Clinic and Good Samaritan will be available in the lobby during the reception.


  • Dr. Aubrey Knight
    Carilion Clinic Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Director
    Professor of Medicine and Family and Community Medicine - Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Dr. Dave Trinkle
    Carilion Clinic, Geriatric Psychiatry Section Chief
    Associate Dean of Community and Culture - Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Kathy Stockburger
    Owner, Kathy Stockburger Consulting
    Board President, Good Samaritan Hospice
  • Nathan Kottcamp
    Founder & Chair, National Healthcare Decisions Day and Partner, McGuireWoods LLP, Richmond, Va.
  • The Rev. Amy Christine Ziglar, Pastor, Mount Zion AME Church, Roanoke

Smith Mountain Lake Dragon Boat Race

Saturday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Parkway Marina | 16918 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway | Huddleston, VA

This event is sponsored in part by Carilion Clinic and VelcocityCare by Carilion Clinic. Food venues available and children's activities planned. Free to the public. Canned meat donations accepted to benefit the Presbyterian Community Center. For more information visit online at


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