The UTMB and American Diabetes Association event to kick-off registration for the November Bay Area Community Walk to Stop Diabetes has been rescheduled and will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the UTMB Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic, in the Victory Lakes Town Center, 2660 Gulf Freeway South, League City. There will be refreshments, free diabetes risk assessments and easy registration. For more information, contact Peggy Castanie or Mara Wilson at 832-505-2300 or Stark.Diabetes@utmb.edu.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month events
BRA Day: Oct. 16 is worldwide Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, and UTMB is planning a day of events aimed at bringing women together and offering them breast health education, resources, hope and fun. Call 832-505-1020 for more information.
Lunch and Learn about Breast Reconstruction: Dr. Karen Powers, a plastic surgeon who specializes in breast reconstruction, will speak and a light lunch will be served at the Breast Reconstruction Lunch and Learn from noon to 1 p.m. in the Caduceus Room, Sixth Floor, Administration Building on the UTMB campus in Galveston, at Eighth and Market streets. Parking is available in Public Garage 1. The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Call 832-505-1020.
Pretty in Pink: UTMB is hosting Ladies' Night Out, a breast cancer event focused on breast reconstruction, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway South in League City. In addition to shopping, wine and door prizes, there will be reduced-fee screening mammograms, a tour of the facility and information on breast cancer screening, prevention, treatment and reconstruction options. Call 832-505-1020 for more information.
Reconstruction of a Survivor: The next meeting of the UTMB Breast Cancer Support Group for women diagnosed with breast cancer will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 2098 W. Main St. in League City. The group helps women at any stage of diagnosis and treatment understand that breast cancer affects them both emotionally and spiritually, not just physically. A light meal and refreshments will be offered. Meetings are hosted the third Thursday of each month.
National Drug Take Back
This is a safe, confidential and easy way to dispose of expired and unneeded medications. On Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., bring in unwanted medicine to any of three locations: the UTMB Eye Center at 700 University Blvd. in Galveston; the UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway South in League City; and the Houston Police Department Clear Lake Substation, 2855 Bay Area Blvd. in Houston. This is a project of the Southeast Texas Poison Center at UTMB, the Bay Area Alliance and the Kiwanis Club of Galveston. For more information, go to utmbhealth.com/poison.
The Support Staff Professionals organization officially dedicated the two flower areas in front of the Pharmacology Building on Market Street in Galveston, complete with a rock and bronze plaque. Each year, many dedicated SSP members volunteer to collect donations to pay for a green project on campus during UTMB’s Earth Day celebration. In years past, SSP members constructed a pavilion and donated a tree.