Health briefs for October 5th-11th

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Pink Yoga in the Park to raise awareness

Calling all Pink Warriors! Beaufort Memorial will kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, with Pink Yoga in the Park at Kate Gleason Park, behind the hospital.

Wear pink and join the staff from the hospital’s LifeFit Wellness Center and Breast Health Center as they honor those who have been diagnosed, survived or supported someone with breast cancer. 

Yoga mats will be provided on a first-come basis, but participants should bring their own if possible. 

If weather is inclement, the class will move inside to the LifeFit Wellness Center at 990 Ribaut Road.

The event is free, but registration is requested at Visit or call 843-522-5635 for more information.

Lions Club collecting eyeglasses, contacts

The Beaufort Lions Club will hold its first annual prescription vision products collections drive from Sunday, Oct. 8, to Saturday, Oct. 14.

Collection boxes will be placed in eye doctors’ offices throughout Beaufort and Port Royal during that week. 

People are asked to donate unused, unopened contact lens, or no longer needed prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. 

Collected items are sent to South Carolina Charitable Foundation and Services in Columbia, sterilized and sorted and then distributed to various world health agencies such as Doctors Without Borders.

Collection boxes are located at Beaufort Eye Clinic at 1664 Ribault Road; AMVETS on Ribault Road; TCL (library and admissions); Beaufort Memorial Hospital lobby; Sea Island Ophthalmology at 111 High Tide Drive; Rubin Vision Center at 330 Robert Smalls Parkway; Naval Hospital; and the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott St.

Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to help

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.

Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an increasingly diverse patient population. 

A blood drive will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Carteret Street United Methodist Church at 408 Carteret St. in Beaufort.

Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. 

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