July 9: Smoking Cessation Program Orientation

Palmetto Health will host a Smoking Cessation Program initial meeting, Monday, July 9, 5-6 p.m., Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., Meeting Room 2. This free meeting will be an opportunity for those interested in quitting smoking to learn more about the program. For more information and to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

July 12: Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

The Weight Management Center at Palmetto Health will offer a free weight loss surgery seminar for individuals interested in bariatric surgery Tuesday, July 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist auditorium, 1501 Sumter St. The seminar will review the various types of weight loss surgery options and what to expect during and after surgery. For more information or to register, call 803-376-5982.

July 13: Zumba© in the Park in Sumter

Palmetto Health, presents Zumba© in The Park, Friday, July 13, 7-9 p.m., USC Sumter, adjacent to soccer field, 200 Miller Rd., Sumter, South Carolina. This free event will feature a professional DJ, free bottled water and door prizes. The theme of this event is “We are all super heroes,” so feel free to show up representing your favorite super hero. For more information, contact Tammie Epps at Tammie.Epps@PalmettoHealth.org.

July 26: Joe Niekro Foundation Brain Aneurysm and AVM Support Group

If you are someone you love has been affected by a brain aneurysm or AVM (arteriovenous malformation), the Joe Niekro Foundation holds a support group for affected people to support one another and share their stories. The support group will meet Thursday, July 26, 6-7 p.m., 5 Richland Medical Park Dr., Palmetto Health Richland Auditorium, first floor. For more information, please contact Mary Pat Baldauf at ColumbiaSC@JoeNiekroFoundation.org.

Smoking Cessation Program Classes

Palmetto Health will host a Smoking Cessation Program classes Mondays and Wednesdays, July 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25, 5-6 p.m., Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter Street, Meeting Room 2. The program is free to attend. Results show 74 percent of smokers quit smoking by the end of the three-week program. For more information and to register, call 803 296-CARE (2273).

Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings:

Palmetto Health will offer free breast and cervical cancer screenings Tuesday, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 5-7 p.m., at Palmetto Health Women’s Center, 1801 Sunset Dr. Registration is required. To find out if you qualify or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

Take Five–Free Prostate cancer and Diabetes Screenings:

Palmetto Health will offer free Prostate cancer and diabetes screenings Thursday, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., basement level. Registration is required. To find out if you qualify or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

CPR and BLS Classes:

American Heart Association CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS) classes are offered weekly by the Palmetto Health/USC Simulation Center every Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Cost is $75. Heart Saver CPR classes are offered two Tuesday afternoons each month; cost is $50. All classes begin at 1 p.m. at 14 Medical Park, Suite 300, Palmetto Health Richland campus. Course materials and a certification card are included. For more information or to register for a course, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

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