Tussey Relay members to meet
SAXTON - The Tussey Mountain Relay For Life will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity United Church basement, 1001 Church St.
Plans for the 2014 Tussey Mountain Relay for Life and all fundraising efforts will be discussed.
The Penn State Altoona women’s basketball team concluded its annual fundraising drive in support of the fight against breast cancer on Feb. 22. They presented Tim Balconi, the president of UPMC Altoona’s Foundation, with a $2,400 check at halftime of their game to assist the hospital’s efforts in breast cancer treatment. Shown are (from left) — John Nardozza, assistant coach; Tim Balconi; Casey Shoup, head coach; Lindsey Port, assistant coach; and Janelle Nardozza, volunteer coach.
If you know anyone interested in starting a team for next year or would like to volunteer your time, contact Jane Brown at 635-3780 or Angela DeLuca at 635-2255.
Nursing alumni to meet Tuesday
The Altoona Hospital School of Nursing Alumni will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting room at Perkins Restaurant, Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona.
Participants will order from the menu.
Election of officers will be held.
War veterans to meet April 10
The Blair County War Veterans Council will meet at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
All members are urged to attend.
Penn State Altoona offers Fun Run
Students Advocating for Disability Awareness and the Greek Community-sponsored philanthropy, Bounce, will co-host a Fun Run at 12:30 p.m. April 13 at Penn State Altoona.
Runners and walkers of all skill levels, including those with disabilities, are invited to participate. Registration fees are $15 for adults and $10 for 12 and younger. Participants will receive a T-shirt and refreshments. There will also be an Easter egg hunt for children 12 and younger.
Registration may be done at www.facebook.com/
psafunrun or www.orgsync.com. Check or cash may also be sent to the Office of Student Life, 3000 Ivyside Drive, Altoona, PA, 16601.
All money raised will benefit individuals in Central Pennsylvania living with disabilities.
Home Nursing offers grief support
EBENSBURG - Home Nursing Agency is offering a grief support group from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays from April 23 to May 28 at the agency's Ebensburg office, 118 Ebony Road.
Facilitated by hospice social worker Susan Higgins, this support group is free and open to all members of the community grieving the loss of a loved one. Grief can be very difficult and painful at times, so those grieving are invited to come and share their thoughts, express their feelings and discuss how to work through the grieving process.
For more information, call Higgins at 800-445-6262.
Breakfast to benefit Miracle Network
DuBOIS - A benefit breakfast will be held from
7 to 11 a.m. May 3 at DuBois American Legion Post 17 to support Children's Miracle Network at Geisinger.
Tickets, which are $5 per person, will be available at the door.
For more information, contact Vanessa Houser at 943-8887 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Haas at the American Legion at 372-4604.
The funds raised by this event will help to provide pediatric equipment, programs and services at Janet Weis Children's Hospital and throughout Geisinger Health System.
SFU to host workshop on drug trends
LORETTO - St. Francis University will offer a workshop titled "Emerging Drug Trends and the Epidemic Threat to our Educational Communities" from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. May 2 on campus.
The event is co-sponsored by UPMC Altoona.
Those attending the event who are eligible to receive five hours of continuing education credits include: Act 48 professionals, drug and alcohol professionals, licensed marriage and family therapists, NBCC counselors, and Pennsylvania social workers. The cost to attend is $50, which includes lunch.
Presentations will help participants identify and describe new psychoactive substances and popularity among students; understand the effects, signs and symptoms of NPS use; describe treatment and prevention methods; identify the threat to educational environment; and identify the relationship of drug use to crime.
Dr. Kenneth Dickinson and Detective Kevin J. Price will present this information.
For more information or to register, visit
francis.edu/emerging-drug-trends-14 or call 472-3211.