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East Cooper Medical Center is hosting a free health event on March 15. The Shoot for Good Health event includes free health screenings and physician consultations for cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure and fitness assessments, among other things. The event is 9 a.m. to noon in the main lobby of the hospital, 2000 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant.
Dr. David Geier, medical director of East Cooper Sports Medicine, will lead a seminar on Injury Prevention for the Everyday Athlete, 10-11 a.m. College of Charleston basketball players will also make a special appearance at this event.
The event is free, but space is limited for health screenings. Call 843-884-7031 to reserve a spot or visit www.eastcoopermedctr.com.
Trident United Way has recognized several individuals and organizations for their volunteer efforts to the Charleston community.
Don Kassing of Aspire2 Consulting was awarded the Community Builder of the Year Award for his efforts toward strengthening the Lowcountry community. He has served as chairman for the Trident United Way campaign and board and sits on the board of trustees at Pinewood Preparatory School. Kassing also led Trident United Way’s Day of Caring.
Modibor Fullah of Santee Cooper was named the Young Philanthropists Society Member of the Year for giving back to the community with head and heart. He volunteers through several community programs, including Wise Guys and Lunch Buddies at Berkeley Middle School and served as a Trident United Way Loaned Executive.
Cummins Inc. was recognized as the Corporate Community Builder of the Year for its corporate responsibility that encourages employees to give, advocate and volunteer in the community. Cummins’ employees are evaluated on their community service.
Shelley Greene and Archie Franchini of Berkeley County School District were presented the Ben Stage Above and Beyond Award that recognizes exceptional leadership of a company’s United Way fundraising campaign.
|The 11th annual Run Forrest Run 5K Race presented by Fleet Feet Sports will be at 4 p.m., April 19, at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. |
Cost for the race is $30 for those who register before April 17 and includes a race packet, T-shirt, one ticket to that evening’s RiverDogs game, an in-game awards ceremony and a postrace party with dinner provided by Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Late registration and walk-up after April 17 is $35. T-shirts are available while supplies last. Proceeds from the event benefit the Medical University of South Carolina Storm Eye Institute.
Race packets may be picked up from noon to 6 p.m., April 18, at Fleet Feet Sports in Mount Pleasant. On-site registration and packet pickup on race day will open at 1 p.m. at Joe Riley Park and close at 3:45 p.m., before the 4 p.m. race begins.