Local Cave Creek resident running Boston Marathon®

March 18, 2009

To raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

BOSTON – On April 20, Bruce Selin from Cave Creek, Ariz., will be running in the 113th Boston Marathon to save lives as a participant in the 20th running of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC).

Selin, along with Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge teammates from across the United States and from other countries, will run Massachusetts’ historic marathon route from Hopkinton to Boston with a goal to raise $4.85 million for cancer research at Dana-Farber.

By raising a minimum of $3,000 each to receive an invitational entry to this prestigious race, Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge runners are helping to fund the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber in Boston.

Since the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge’s inception in 1989, the runners have raised more than $39 million for the Barr Program. Dana-Farber trustees and Jacksonville Jaguars principal owners Wayne and Delores Weaver founded the Barr Program in 1987 by to honor Mrs. Weaver’s mother, who lost her battle with cancer 30 years earlier.

In 1990, Dana-Farber was among the first charity organizations to be given official marathon numbers by the Boston Athletic Association (BAA). This year, BAA’s charity program benefits 24 organizations. The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team offers its members training guidance from Jack Fultz, the1976 Boston Marathon“ men’s champion, plus team training runs, extensive fundraising support, and volunteer opportunities for non-runners.

To contribute to the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge or to support a runner, go online to dfmarathon.kintera.org or contact the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge office at 617-632-1970 or dfmc@dfci.harvard.edu.

Scottsdale Healthcare for Guys April 4

March 18, 2009

SCOTTSDALE (Feb. 25, 2009) - Scottsdale Healthcare is offering a free event sure to please women who can’t get their husbands to the doctor, and men interested in health information-as long as it’s served up with plenty of guy-pleasing fun.

Aimed at helping men make their health a priority, Scottsdale Healthcare’s April 4th Men’s Health Event will feature free health screenings and physician presentations on erectile dysfunction, snoring and sleep disorders, heart disease and other topics. Attendees can get answers to health questions they’re afraid to ask, while entering to win golf packages and grilling goodies, having their golf swing evaluated, and enjoying a beer and wine tasting.
Activities are available for spouses. Lunch, healthy of course, is provided.

The Men’s Health Event will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains, 16770 N. Perimeter Dr., Scottsdale. Registration is required. To register, call 480-882-4636.

Agenda & Demonstrations
9-9:15 a.m.-Opening Remarks
Mark A. Letendre, ATC, Director of Umpire Medical Services
Mary Kopp, Associate Vice President, Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak
9:30-10 a.m.-Urologist Mitchell Kaye, MD. Got Wood? Erectile Dysfunction/Testos-terone Issues in Men Over 40
10:10-10:40 a.m. Sleep Specialist John Roehrs, MD.
No Sleeping in the 7th Inning: Snoring and Sleep Apnea
10:50-11:10 a.m.-Cardiologist Ramy Doss, MD.
Batter Up: Urban Myths About Heart Disease
11:20-11:50 a.m. Gastroen-terologist Stuart Treister, MD. It Must’ve Been Something I Ate: A Guide to Digestive Health
11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.-Neurologist Gary Reese, MD.
Stay in the Game: Mental Acuity and Latest Trends in Alzheimer’s
12:30 p.m.- Chef, Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountain
Demonstration and serving of healthy lunch

Demonstration Areas
Beer and Wine Tasting
Free Chair Massage
Golf Swing Evaluation by PT/OT Experts
New Medical Technology and Interventions-daVinci Surgical Robot, Advancements in Joint Replacements, Gastric Sleeving and More
Free Health Screenings-Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Hip/Waist Ratio, Body Composition and More
Healthy BBQ and Game Day Food Preparation
Ask the Author and Book Signing by Barnes & Noble Booksellers