The following event is planned: • Runn’n on the River 5K Run/Walk, 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, River Prairie Park, 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona. Information: tinyurl.com/yazqx8tg. Go to indianheadtc.org for information on other events in west-central Wisconsin and beyond. From staff reports
SPECIAL EVENTS • “Medicare and You,” 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, Eau Claire County Courthouse, Room 1277, 721 Oxford Ave. The free seminar is open to anyone new to Medicare, on Medicare, caregivers and families. Registration: adrcevents.org, 715-839-4735 or 888-338-4636. • “Stepping On,” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 26 to Nov. 7, Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 Sixth St. E., Menomonie. To attend, participants in the free program should be able to walk
DRUG COALITION: Mayo Clinic has joined a coalition of hospitals in launching Civica Rx, a not-for-profit generic drug company that will help patients by addressing shortages and high prices of lifesaving medications. The company, which is organized as a Delaware nonstock, not-for-profit corporation, will be headquartered in Utah. Civica Rx, a manufacturer approved by the Food and Drug Administration, will directly manufacture generic drugs or subcontract manufacturing to reputable contract
WASHINGTON — Surgeons turned down Terra Goudge for the liver transplant that was her only shot at surviving a rare cancer. Her tumor was too advanced, they said — even though Goudge had a friend ready to donate, no matter those odds. “I have a living donor — I’m not taking away from anyone. I’m trying to save my own life,” she pleaded. Finally, the Los Angeles woman found a hospital on the other side of the country that let the pair try. People lucky enough to receive a kidney or part
The following events are planned in the Chippewa Valley: • Run, Walk or Roll Into Augusta for UCP, 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, Grace Lutheran Church, 814 Hudson St. Information: tinyurl.com/y7jnout7. • Spring Valley Dam Days 5K and 10K family runs, 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, Vibrant Health, 130 McKay Ave., Spring Valley. Information: tinyurl.com/y9d6wa5x. • Cardinal Pride Stride 5K, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, Eleva-Strum school district, W23597 U.S. 10, Strum. The
SPECIAL EVENTS • Blood pressure screenings, weekdays during clinic hours, Mayo Clinic Health System-Chippewa Valley sites in Bloomer, 1501 Thompson St., and Chippewa Falls, 611 First Ave. Appointments: 715-568-2000, Bloomer; and 715-720-4400, Chippewa Falls. • Blood pressure screenings, weekdays during clinic hours, Mayo Clinic Health System-Northland sites in Barron, 1222 E. Woodland Ave.; Chetek, 220 Douglas St.; and Rice Lake, 331 S. Main St., Suite H. Appointments for all
After a week with a dry cough, 16-year-old Ian McCracken started experiencing middle-of-the-night coughing fits so severe, he couldn’t talk. He returned home from his first trip to the urgent care clinic in mid-July with an inhaler and a five-day course of steroids. The coughing fits didn’t abate, and after a few days, Ian jumped out of bed and got his mom’s attention by clapping his hands, unable to get any words out. The Decatur, Ga., teenager gasped for air, tears running down his face.
BOOK COLLECTION & SALE: The Partners of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital will collect new and used books and sell them to raise money for the group’s scholarship fund. To donate, drop off new and used books from Sept. 1 to 30 at the information desk at the main lobby of the hospital, 2661 Highway I, Chippewa Falls. Donors are asked not donate text books, dictionaries or encyclopedias, as those are difficult to sell. To purchase, visit McDonald Hall at the hospital from 7 a.m. to 3 p.
SPECIAL EVENTS • “Food for the Mind,” a Facebook Live event, noon Thursday, Sept. 6. Join a registered dietitian live on Facebook at tinyurl.com/y9yznv6j and learn how food can fuel the mind and eating can be a life-enriching experience. • “Medicare and You,” 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, Eau Claire County Courthouse, Room 1277, 721 Oxford Ave. The free seminar is open to anyone on Medicare, new to Medicare, caregivers and families. Registration:
The following are planned: • Bethel Boogie, Saturday, Sept. 15, New Auburn Lions Park, 407 S. East St. The 10-mile bike ride begins at 8:30 a.m.; 5K run/walk, 9:05 a.m.; 10K race, 9:15 a.m.; kids’ half-mile fun run, 9:20 a.m.; and bike rodeo, 10 a.m. Information: bethelboogie.com. • Blair Cheese Chase, Saturday, Sept. 15, across from the Blair-Preston Fire Department, 117 W. Broadway St. The 5K run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m., and the 1-mile run begins at 8:35 a.m.