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May 2006

Free skin cancer screening

Before the summer begins, get your skin checked by a dermatologist and know the signs of skin cancer.

Southcoast Hospitals Group is offering free skin cancer screenings on Tuesday, June 13, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Jarabek Treatment Center at Charlton Memorial Hospital, 363 Highland Avenue, Fall River.


CMH Golf Classic

Charlton Memorial Hospital will host the annual CMH Golf Classic on Monday, June 19, at the Fall River Country Club in Fall River.

Events begin at 11 a.m. with registration and lunch followed by a shotgun start at noon and awards banquet at 5:30 p.m.

This year's tournament will raise funds to purchase two digital mammography machines for Charlton to save more lives through faster images allowing for more mammographies performed. The only obstacle to providing the best, most accurate and most comprehensive testing technologically available is the funding, and that's why we urgently need your help.

Learn how you can get involved by getting a group of players together or becoming a sponsor.


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Rap'n up violence

An acclaimed documentary filmmaker brought a message of hope and responsibility to area male youths at the annual Male Conference, hosted by Southcoast Hospitals' RAPPP program (Responsible Attitudes toward Pregnancy, Parenting & Prevention).

Byron Hurt, creator of the award-winning documentary, "Beyond Beats and Rhymes: Masculinity in Hip-Hop Culture," spoke to 260 young males from Fall River to Wareham about violence awareness.

Hurt spoke to the youths about the importance of being a responsible man with inner and moral courage.

"When you realize who you really are, you let your individual light shine across the world," Hurt told the teens. "Your generation of boys and men has the ability to set a standard across the nation and not fall into the trap of being hard and tough."

'Amazing Pursuit' contest to benefit St. Luke's

St. Luke's Hospital and WBSM / FUN 107 are teaming up for the St. Luke's Hospital Amazing Pursuit, a day-long team competition incorporating various challenges to be completed at locations from Fall River to Fairhaven.

Teams of four people will travel to local businesses participating in games, trivia and general activities to raise money to benefit St. Luke's.

The St. Luke's Hospital Amazing Pursuit will take place on Saturday, June 10, from approximately 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Teams of four will compete in challenges at various business locations, including Carabiner's Indoor Climbing, Cardoza's Wine & Spirits, Dartmouth Mall, FUN 107, Lazer Gate, Long Built Homes and Oceans 18. Along the way they will win points.

The winning team with the highest number of points will each bring a guest on a three-day Carnival cruise, courtesy of Cruise Holidays. Prizes will also be awarded to the first team to complete the tasks successfully at each location. Proceeds from the Amazing Pursuit will benefit the St. Luke's Employee Committee's $1 million pledge to the New St. Luke's construction and renovation project.

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