‘Behind Bars’ For MDA
What: Business and community leaders will be “arrested” and hauled off to “jail” to raise “bail” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Funds raised will be donated to help fund research for a cure, as well as benefit more than 300 families in the Lowcountry area by providing assistance in the purchase and maintenance of wheelchairs, leg braces and speech communication devices, MDA clinic visits and a weeklong summer camp for children and young adults living with muscle disorders.
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 27
Where: Trident Technical College, College Center in Building 920, North Charleston.
More Info: 556-3654
What: Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s can be both challenging and rewarding. By learning appropriate caregiving skills and being aware of resources that are available, you can make sure your loved one feels supported and is living a full life. Trident Senior Health has partnered with Agape Hospice and Home Instead Home Care to provide ongoing Alzheimer’s support group.
When: 6-8 p.m. June 27, July 25, Aug. 22, Sept, 26, Oct. 24
Where: Trident Medical Center, 9330 Medical Plaza Drive.
More Info: 797-3463 or visit www.Tridenthealthsystem. com
Clinical breast exams
What: Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital hosts a night dedicated to good breast health. Women 21 and up who have not had a clinical breast exam within the last 12 months can register. Participants will receive clinical breast exams administered by board-certified physicians. Registration is required.
When: 5-8 p.m. June 28
Where: Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, 2095 Henry Tecklenburg Drive.
More Info: 402-CARE (402-2273) or visit www.ropersaintfrancis.com
What: Meet author, historian and professor emeritus of pediatric surgery at MUSC Dr. H. Biemann Othersen. In “Centuries of Care,” Othersen tells a story of the devel-opment of medical care in Charleston from the earliest days up to the present, a period of more than 340 years. All book proceeds to benefit the Charleston County Medical Foundation.
When: 6:30 p.m. June 28
Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.
More Info: 573-3613 or visit www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org
What: Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia.
When: 7-8:30 p.m. every Thursday
Where: Call for meeting location.
More Info: 242-8190 or www.foodaddicts.org
Breath of Life 2012
What: A benefit for MUSC Hollings Cancer Center in memory of Darlene Westbury Walter, a wife and mother, who passed away from lung cancer in the fall of 2010 at the age of 51. The event will include a silent auction, a live auction and a celebrity fashion show.
When: 7 p.m. June 29
Where: Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St.
More Info: 856-3766
Sisters in Serenity
What: A women’s 90-minute 12-step Codependents Anonymous group.
When: 9:15-10:45 a.m. on Saturdays
Where: St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 405 King St.
More info: Contact Lou P. at email@example.com.
Friday, July 6
La Leche League
What: La Leche League meetings are open to all mothers and expectant mothers who are interested in learning more about breastfeeding or have questions they need answered. Meetings provide an open, friendly and accepting atmosphere where mothers can find support from other mothers. Babies, preschoolers and toddlers are always welcome at meetings.
When: 10:15-11:30 a.m. July 6
Where: St. Andrews Church, 440 Whilden St., Mount Pleasant
More Info: 847-1482 or www. lllusa.org/web/CharlestonSC. html