JDRF’s Piedmont Triad Chapter has announced that Pinnacle Financial Partners Senior Vice President Randy Carda will serve as corporate chairman for JDRF’s 2019 High Point One Walk on Saturday, April 27.

In this role, Carda will partner with other volunteers and JDRF staff to engage both the High Point business community and the community as a whole in rallying behind this year’s walk, which is presented by BB&T and supported by several dozen corporate sponsors and teams as well as many family-led teams.

The walk will take place at Pinnacle Financial Partners, 801 N. Elm St. in High Point. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the 5K Walk getting under way at 10 a.m.

Walk registration and festivities will be held across the street from the High Point Library and Farmer’s Market, which has designated JDRF as its first Community Partner for 2019 and is opening for the season at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27. JDRF walkers are encouraged to take part in the Farmer’s Market Opening Day Hoopla, running from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with activities including a soap bubble circus, petting zoo, music by Big Bang Boom and Brandon Vaughan, a sculpture unveiling, and food trucks.

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Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro will hold the free lunch and learn “What Really Matters: Changing Priorities Near End of Life” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at 2501 Summit Ave. in Greensboro.

Join this thoughtful, interactive discussion about the end-of-life journey and how to capture meaningful moments along the way. Lunch is included.

To register call 336-621-5565 or visit www.hospicegso.org/learn.

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A Healing Touch Clinic will be offered Wednesday, April 24, at West Market Street United Methodist Church, 302 W. Market St. in Greensboro. Appointments are available at 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30 p.m.

Described as biofield therapy, it relieves pain, eases stress and assists in eliminating toxins.

Love offerings are accepted.

To make an appointment, call Lundee Amos at 336-706-1048 or email lundeeht@gmail.com.

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Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Division will offer free health screenings from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 26, at 1203 Maple St. in Greensboro.

These will include blood pressure readings, blood sugar testing, a lipid panel (cholesterol and triglycerides screening), vision screening and health education materials.

No appointment is necessary.

For information, call 336-641-7777.

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The annual celebration of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day will be held rain or shine from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Lake Daniel Reservoir Park, 410 Mimosa Drive in Greensboro.

Enjoy the free introductory class led by Master Instructor Eric Reiss at 9:30 a.m., followed by the group practice from 10 to 11 a.m.

For information, call 336-449-3284 or visit www.silktigertaichi.com.

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The Human Race, a 5K walk/run that allows participants to raise money for their favorite nonprofit, will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 Gate City Blvd. in Greensboro.

Gates open at 9 a.m.

For information about this event, organized by The Volunteer Center, visit https://thehumanrace5k.org/.

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Fellowship Hall will hold a Walk for Recovery event at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Center City Park, 200 N. Elm St. in Greensboro.

It will bring together those in recovery from alcohol or drugs, their families, counselors, treatment centers, friends and anyone committed to staying in recovery and helping others get on the path.

There will be live music, success stories, treatment information and more.

To register, visit www.fellowshiphall.com/walk.

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A Parkinson’s Caregiver Group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 29 at First Baptist Church, 1000 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, Room 102.

For information, call Jessica Thomas at 336-832-3060.

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Cancer Education Series: Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Head and Neck Cancers will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. April 29 at Cone Health Cancer Center at Wesley Long Hospital, Armfield Auditorium, second floor.

Experts from the center will discuss the role of radiotherapy in the treatment of head and neck cancers. Learn about planning and delivering a radiotherapy treatment plan.

Register online at conehealth.com/classes or call 336-832-8000.

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High Point Regional Health Foundation’s 17th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. May 1 at the High Point Country Club. All proceeds benefit the Pink Ribbon Program at Hayworth Cancer Center at High Point Medical Center.

The program enhances the lives of women and men experiencing a cancer diagnosis through knowledge, service and hope.

This year’s keynote speaker is Karen Mills, a nationally touring comedian for 25 years.

Tickets are $60.

For information, call 336-878-6293 or visit www.HighPointRegionalHealthFoundation.com.

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Sanctuary House will hold a Beach Bash at 6 p.m. May 4 at Starmount Country Club in Greensboro. Cindy Farmer will emcee the fundraiser. Eric & The Chill Tones will perform.

The nonprofit was established to provide a place of comfort, belonging and inspiration to those who experience a mental illness.

For information, call 336-275-7896 or visit sanctuaryhousegso.com.

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Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina will host its annual Kentucky Derby Classic from 3 to 7 p.m. May 4 at High Caliber Stables, 8506 Cedar Hollow Road in Greensboro.

General admission is $150. Proceeds will be used to grant the wishes of local children with critical illnesses.

For information, visit https://nc.wish.org/.

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The Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center’s 2019 Walk for Life event will take place May 4 at LeBauer Park.

Check-in begins at 9 a.m.; walk/rally begins at 10 a.m. Participants can register at gsocarecenter.org/walk. This year’s goal is $200,000.

GPCC exists to empower women and men to face their unplanned pregnancy without fear. In 2018, the nonprofit served nearly 1,000 women, provided 655 pregnancy tests, 186 STD tests, 571 ultrasounds, and educational classes for 107 clients. All these services were offered at no charge to clients. Volunteers served the nonprofit for a total of more than 2,200 hours.

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