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Posted: Friday, November 27, 2009 12:00 am

Black Friday Botox Extravaganza

Derma Health Institute will host a Black Friday Botox Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at 1345 E. Chandler Blvd. to help men and women in the Valley start out the holiday season with discounted rates on the most popular treatments. The event will feature discounts on Botox and Juvederm, 10 percent off all skin care products as well as discounts on Photofacial, Titan, Laser Genesis, Microgen, Latisse and B-12 shots. 

For details, visit www.dhiskin.com.

 

Help Carol get out of jail by donating to MDA

Ahwatukee Foothills resident Carol Lazarescu is being locked up for “good” ... she’s going behind bars to help raise money for Jerry’s Kids and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To be released on good behavior, she has to raise bail and she needs your help!

Secure, online donations are being sought before Dec. 3 at https://www.joinmda.org/MyLockup/MyHomepage/tabid/116056/Participant/msclazarescu/Default.aspx. Donations will help families living in our community and help guarantee Carol an early release.

 

Local chiropractor getting arrested for ‘good’

Dr. Tyson Carter, local chiropractor and owner of Carter Family Chiropractic in Ahwatukee Foothills, will be getting arrested on Dec. 3 for “good.” 

Carter was chosen this year to help raise money for Jerry’s Kids and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He is being arrested for “being good and having a big heart” on Dec. 3 outside his office. His goal is to raise $16,000 to send 20 children to a week-long camp this summer.

Donations to bail Carter out of jail before Dec. 3 may be made by going online to http://bit.ly/2ITuHC or by calling his office at (480) 619-4788.

 

Barbosa to host Leandro’s Brazilian Bash

Leandro Barbosa of the Phoenix Suns is hosting a charity event 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at Maria Maria Restaurant at Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, to benefit the Desert Mountain States Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year’s event is in loving memory of Ivete Barbosa, Barbosa’s mother who passed away in 2008 of complications from lymphoma.

For information, visit www.tiny.cc/leandro.

 

Holiday classes at Pecos Community Center

The Pecos Community Center has added a “Holiday” session of Line Dance classes Dec. 1 to 15. Beginning Line Dance meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays (course number 61967), followed by Intermediate Line Dance from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays (course number 61968). This is the perfect session for those who just want to “try out” these classes.

Muscle Mania classes (number 61974) meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays Dec. 9 to 23 at the same location. After the cardio warm up, you will hit all the major muscle groups in this conditioning class while strengthening your core. 

Registratrion is available in-person at the center, located at 17010 S. 48th St., or online at www.phoenix.gov/parks/registration. For more information, call instructor Carrie McNeish at (480) 221-9090.

 

Holiday blood drive

A holiday blood drive will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1111 E. McDowell Road. For information or to register, call Linda at (602) 839-4380 or visit www.bloodhero.com – click on “Donate Blood” and type in code goodsam.

 

Holiday food drive, Angel Tree at Team Orthodontics

Dr. Ken Danyluk and Team Orthodontics’ annual food drive is under way and will continue through Dec. 17 at 4350 E. Ray Road, Building 4, Suite 121. All non-perishable food items will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul’s food bank.

Team Orthodontics is also partnering with the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree organization and two local churches. During the Christmas season, this program services over 15,500 children in Arizona. Team Orthodontics will be collecting gifts for 30 “Angels,” and each child will receive a fun gift and a much needed clothing item, each valued at $15 to $20 per gift. 

To be a part of changing and impacting someone’s life, please bring in non-perishable food items or stop by and pick up your “Angel.”

For more information, call (480) 759-3333, e-mail smiles@teamorthodontics.com or visit www.teamorthodontics.com.

If you are interested in more volunteer opportunities and more information about the food bank and the St. Vincent de Paul organization, visit www.stvincentdepaul.net/volunteer.htm. For more information about the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Organization, visit www.angeltree.org/angeltree-home.

 

Derma Health Institute supports “Dress for Success”

Bring in your new or gently-used business clothing to any Derma Health location and enter for a chance to win 20 units of Botox or a syringe of Juvederm. The nearest location is at 1345 E. Chandler Blvd., Building 1, Suite 105. Derma Health Institute will offer the $50 Express Success Rebate through Dec. 31, or as long as supplies last.

Go to www.dhiskin.com for more info.

 

All Level Yoga classes coming up

All Level Yoga classes will be offered at 9 a.m. Mondays and 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays during January and February at the Ahwatukee Firehouse Community Room, 4110 E. Chandler Bvd. Classes will be taught by 500-hour master level certified and registered yoga instructor Donna DiNunzio. The cost is donation.

For information, call (480) 330-2015.

 

Holy Yoga Retreat

The teachers of Mountain Park Community Church Yoga Ministry have announced that their next “Face Down on Your Mat” Holy Yoga Retreat will be held Jan. 22 to 24 at the Triangle T Guest Ranch in Dragoon, Ariz., just outside of Tucson.

If you love yoga and hiking, or just need to get away, then you will thoroughly enjoy this life-changing retreat. Group and early bird discounts are available. Space is limited, so be sure to register early. This retreat will sell out! 

For more information, e-mail dawn@thelivingwellretreats.com or call (480) 250-5867.

 

Advances in hip replacement

Join Dr. David Ott, orthopedic surgeon, for a free talk on advances in hip replacement. This educational lecture will be held in the Prenatal Classroom at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1111 E. McDowell Road, from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Free valet parking is available.

Call (602) 230-CARE to reserve a space.

 

Arts Engagement helps those with dementia

Arts Engagement is an innovative arts program that actively engages adults with mild to moderate dementia and their care partners. This series of interactive talks and activities helps promote social interaction, creative expression, and overall quality of life. Sessions start in January at several locations.

For more information about the program, call Vicki at (602) 839-6928.

 

Racing for Recovery offers support

A new Racing for Recovery support group meets 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Spinergy Cycling Studio, 12020 S. Warner-Elliot Loop, Suite 111.

Racing for Recovery offers support to anyone who has been affected by addiction – addict, family member or friend – and promotes health and fitness as a component of recovery.

For information, call Clay at (480) 252-9903, e-mail claylblair@gmail.com or visit www.racingforrecovery.com.

 

24-hour help hotline

The bilingual Helpline services are free of charge and are available 24 hours a day, everyday, including holidays by calling (602) 263-8856.

Specialists respond to calls from individuals seeking information or referrals to health care programs; emergency food, housing and clothing resources; drug or alcohol treatment programs; adult/child protective services; and marital and family counseling. All calls are confidential.

More information is available online at www.cir.org.

 

Bike MS: Round Up Ride FY10

The Bike MS: Round Up Ride will be held March 27 and 28, 2010, starting at Heritage Park at 600 N. Main St. in Florence. Registration begins at 5:30 a.m., with a 7 a.m. start time.

This ride is the largest and best supported two-day, fully-catered cycling event in Arizona, attracting nearly 1,000 cyclists from across the country.

Proceeds will help end the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis.

For details, visit bikeaza.nationalmssociety.org or contact Sarah Meeks at (480) 968-2488, ext. 209 or e-mail smeeks@aza.nsmss.org.

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