Health Calendar for March 11-April 8

March 8, 2012 at midnight
Updated March 7, 2012 at 9:08 p.m.

LIVING COURAGE SUPPORT GROUP• WHAT: For female survivors of family violence who have been affected by physical or emotional abuse, either past or present.

•  WHEN: 2-3 p.m., March 13

• WHERE: 120 S. Main St., Suite 310

• CONTACT: Family Violence Department at Mid-Coast Family Services to sign-up: 361-575-7842.

NAMI Connection Peer Support Group• WHAT: Consumers do not have to be diagnosed, taking medications or be in recovery to attend.

•  WHEN: 5:45 p.m., March 13

• WHERE: 3002 Miori Lane, St. Francis Episcopal Church

• CONTACT: For more information, call 361-578-3935

DeTar Healthcare System's Healthy Woman event• WHAT: Topic of discussion is estrogen reducing breast cancer risk. Dr. Philip Suarez will talk about hormone replacement therapy.

•  WHEN: 5:30 p.m.

• WHERE: 110 Medical Drive, DeTar North Education Room

• CONTACT: For more information, call DeTar at 361-575-5525

Citizens Medical Center Blood Drive• WHAT: Blood drive

•  WHEN: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., March 22

• WHERE: 2701 Hospital Drive, Citizens Medical Center

• CONTACT: For more information, call 361-573-9181

Barbecue Benefit for Christina Vasquez Rocha• WHAT: Barbecue plates with brisket and trimmings. Plates are $5. There also will be a silent auction from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Vasquez family and friends are hosting this benefit to help defray medical, medication and transportation expenses. Christina's liver transplant will be done at the Texas Transplant Center at University of Texas Medical Branch in League City.

•  WHEN: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., March 25

• WHERE: 1301 Tristan St., Mario's Ballroom

• CONTACT: For more information, call Lupe at 361-655-2149, Becky at 361-655-2330 or Danny at 361-935-8463.

Victoria's Second Annual Walk for Autism• WHAT: Opening ceremonies will be at 9 a.m. This is a one-and-a-half mile walk. There will be entertainment and concessions from 10:30 am. to 2 p.m. There will be a free Easter egg hunt. Carnival games and jumps will be available for a one-time $5 donation.

•  WHEN: 8-9 a.m., check in, March 31

• WHERE: Riverside Park near baseball fields.

• CONTACT: For more information, call Jenn Davis at 361-582-6996, Valerie Medina at 361-648-9297 or Gary Moses at 361-573-2853.

Victoria County Relay for Life Pep Rally• WHAT: Fun, games, entertainment, drawings, silent auctions and raffles. All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society

•  WHEN: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., March 31

• WHERE: Victoria Mall, 7802 North Navarro St.

• CONTACT: For more information, email Paige Weaver at

Goliad County Relay for Life• WHAT: Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of those who have battled or are battling cancer

•  WHEN: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., March 31

• WHERE: Goliad Courthouse Square, 127 N. Courthouse Square

• CONTACT: For more information, call 361-578-3935



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