Sherman to host Cancer Survivors’ Day
June 19, 2012 11:50AM
Updated: July 21, 2012 6:01AM
Elgin: Cancer Survivors’ Day set
In honor of National Cancer Survivors’ Day, Sherman Health is hosting a Cancer Survivors’ Celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the Sherman Hospital Medical Office Building Conference Room, 1425 N. Randall Road. This special event is open to all cancer survivors and one guest. During the celebration of life, remarks will be made by Dr. Rachel Baer, general surgeon on the medical staff at Sherman Health. Guests will also enjoy a light meal, live music, and letters of encouragement and artwork from students at Kimball Middle School in Elgin. To register for this free event, call 800-397-9000 or visit www.ShermanHealth.com/classes.
Elgin: Roots of hospital explored
“Sherman Hospital Roots and Wings: The History of Changing Healthcare Every Life, Every Moment, Every Day” is the topic of a lecture at noon Thursday at the Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St. The Elgin Woman’s Club opened Sherman Hospital in 1888 using the house Henry Sherman donated on Channing Street. Patti Turner, executive director of Sherman Choice, will discuss how Sherman Healthcare has changed and expanded in its nearly 150 years in Elgin. Call 847-742-4248 or visit www.elginhistory.org.
Elgin: Saturday 5K run for research
Bob Geier was 52 years old when he was diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer in January 2011. Having no prior symptoms, Bob passed away four months later on May 28. Bob’s daughter, Kayla, wanted to find a way to honor her father and raise awareness of this disease. Since Kayla is a runner and Bob had a perpetual smile on his face, the Smiles 4 Bob 5K run was born. Along with her mom, siblings and many family and friends, Kayla hopes to raise money to support the American Cancer Society. The event will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 195 Nesler Road, Elgin. Registration will be available on race day from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. for $30. For more information, visit www.smiles4bob5k.com.
Carpentersville: Rotary hosts circus
The Rotary Club of Carpentersville-Morning will host the Carson & Barnes Family Circus Friday through Sunday at the north end of the Meadowdale Shopping Center on Route 25 in Carpentersville. There will be seven shows total. Show times are 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Every show is about two hours long and will take place rain or shine. Tickets are $6 for children 11 and under, and $14 for adults 12 and older (pre-sale); or $8 for children and $16 for adults (day of). Children 2 and younger are admitted free. Pre-sale locations include First American Bank (Carpentersville and West Dundee Branch), the Carpentersville Village Hall, Main Street Bicycles in Carpentersville, online at www.BigTopShow.com, and through all club members. Coupons are available at all ticket sale locations or use discount code “CBWEB” when ordering online. For full info visit www.CarpentersvilleRotary.org or contact the club at CarpentersvilleRotary@gmail.com.