There are numerous wellness activities happening all around our region in any given week. The community wellness calendar brings together the events, education and resources you need to make healthy living a priority. Be sure to take advantage of the unique opportunities our community partners and other members have to offer.
The Diabetes Self-Management Program is a six-hour,
physician-referred class for patients. Family members and friends are invited
to attend and learn alongside their loved ones. Specially trained registered
nurses, dietitians and certified diabetes educators explain how to manage
diabetes through nutrition, lifestyle changes, exercise and - when appropriate
- proper use of medications. Patients learn why standards of care - having
their blood glucose levels, eyes and feet checked regularly - are essential to
their health. Class participants also learn about the long-term complications
Wellmont Health System and Bristol Motor Speedway are teaming up with the non-profit organization The Screening PITSTOP™ to conduct mouth and throat cancer screenings.
Patients and caregivers at the Nicewonder Cancer Center go the extra mile every day when battling cancer. So The Virginian 6.6K is one mile longer than the traditional 5K run and will benefit the cancer center. This is a beautiful course offering the most spectacular scenery as it winds through The Virginian, a premier golfing community in Bristol. Professional race management and electronic tag timing will be provided by State of Franklin Track Club and the course is USTAF certified. There is also a 2-mile fun walk for all ages.
Johnny Cash and the Rings of Fire would certainly be proud of the Smoke and Fire 5k. This timed nighttime 5k brings the heat, with a flaming hot fire show and smoking good time. All participants who register before 9.4.2014 receive a LED Light Band and Smoke and Fire 5k shirt.
Miracle Marathon is the new signature athletic event for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. As an online fundraiser, participants sign up and pledge to walk a mile a day – at their own pace and wherever they choose – for 27 days, with a public event happening to celebrate the final 1.2 miles.
LiveWell members can submit events about local and regional wellness initiatives, education opportunities and resources that support LiveWell. Simply log in to your LiveWell member profile or join LiveWell to submit your events.
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