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Free mammograms for some at Providence St. Mary

WALLA WALLA -- Women who meet income guidelines are eligible for free screening mammograms at Providence St. Mary Medical Center.

The exams are paid for through the hospital's Lifesaver Fund, maintained through donations and community fundraisers done throughout the year.

Low-income Washington and Oregon residents also may qualify for free mammograms through state-sponsored breast and cervical health programs.

Call the Providence St. Mary Community Breast Center at 522-5831 or 1-800-629-2193 for more information about these programs or the Lifesaver Fund.

Support for the Lifesaver Fund can be sent to the Providence St. Mary Foundation, Lifesaver Fund, P.O. Box 1477, Walla Walla WA 99362.

Noodles to benefit M-F man suffering from liver cancer

MILTON-FREEWATER -- Oodles of noodles will be dished out on behalf of Milton-Freewater resident Darin Richman on Sunday.

Richman, 44, has been an employee of Kilmer's Auto Parts for many years. He is at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for treatment of liver cancer and its complications.

Proceeds from the spaghetti feed will go toward travel and other expenses. It's scheduled for 4 p.m. at Pioneer Posse Grounds, off Highway 11 by Bordertown Feed and Supply.

Tickets are $10, or $25 per family. An account for Richman has been set up at Community Bank; donations can be made at any branch.

New support group to benefit brain injury victims Oct. 13

WALLA WALLA -- The Brain Injury Association of Washington is facilitating a new support group to help those suffering from and impacted by traumatic brain injury.

Beginning Oct. 13, the group will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, in the Mother Joseph Room. For more information call Johnda Smith at 509-540-2589.

Walla Walla Rose Societymeets 2nd Mondays

WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla Rose Society meets the second Monday of the month at the Walla Walla Public School District Office, 364 S. Park St.

On Monday, 7 p.m., consulting rosarians Pat and Hugh Moore will make a presentation regarding new types of roses.

The event is free and open to the public.For more information, call 509-525-8129.

St. Mary's fall prevention workshop set Wedesday

Providence St. Mary Medical Center will present a fall prevention workshop and screening event, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday in the Providence Room on Level 1 at the hospital. There will be a free screening to assess your risk of falling.

Tai Kohler, who has a doctorate in physical therapy, and Annalena Williams, a registered and licensed occupational therapist, will speak. For information, call the Rehabilitation Department at Providence St. Mary at 522-5821.

-- U-B staff reports

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