Flu workshop Oct. 4at Marana church

Marana Health Center, part of MHC Healthcare, is offering a health information workshop about the flu in partnership with Marana Community Christian Church.

Class is set for Monday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at the church, located at 13610 N. Sandario Rd. All community members are welcome.

How is flu transmitted? How can you reduce your exposure? Who should get immunized? What is swine flu (H1N1)? What should you do if you think you have the flu? All those questions will be addressed.

No RSVP is required. For more information, contact Curt Beebans at 822-9316.

Marana Health Center is located at 13644 North Sandario Road in Marana and can be reached at 682-4111. Outreach services are available to community organizations.

MHC Healthcare is a non-profit community health center serving Pima County.

Big diabetes walk this Saturday at Fenton park

More than 1,500 area residents are gathering this Sunday, Oct. 4, at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park to raise funds for Tucson's Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes, the signature fundraising walk benefiting the American Diabetes Association.

"Diabetes is a devastating disease that touches us all," said Joe Cristiani, chairman of Tucson's Step Out. He said the walk is "a wonderful event for friends and co-workers to come together and help raise money for a good cause. The camaraderie and spirit that is enjoyed by participating in this event is priceless."

Today, there are nearly 24 million Americans — including 119,000 in Southern Arizona — who have diabetes.

To date, the American Diabetes Association has raised and donated more than $450 million for diabetes research. Two research projects are currently being funded at the University of Arizona.

To register, volunteer or find more information, visit main.diabetes.org/stepouttucson, or call (520) 795-3711.

Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes is presented by Desert Diamond Casino.

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