Health briefs for North Lake tahoe and Truckee |

Health briefs for North Lake tahoe and Truckee

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-150 words.

Kyle Adams needs funding

Join a fundraiser for 4-year-old Kyle Adams, a Tahoma resident, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in March 2014. He celebrates his birthday this week. The family does have insurance, however the co-pays alone are astronomical and he has a very long journey ahead of him. Kyle is being a little trooper and fighting this cancer with all his might. Currently, Kyle receives five chemo treatments a week. Doctors say they expect him to be at the hospital receiving treatments for the next two years. Kyle also has a baby sister and big brother. His mom does not leave his side while dad works. The Lake Tahoe family has the added expense of travel, room and board — all while trying to care for their other children, age 2 and 7.

Donations will go to the family to help pay for medical expenses and extra expenses associated with this difficult time.


Auburn Triathlon

The 12th Annual Auburn Triathlon is set for May 18. The event showcases riding and running terrain near Auburn, Calif. and includes four different races: A Mini-Triathlon; the International length race and The World’s Toughest Half, a challenging half-Ironman length race. A fourth event, new this year, is the Long Course Aquabike, with just two legs, swimming and riding. Race organizers, Colleen Conners-Pace and Joe Pace, from Tahoe Peak Endurance, are excited about their second year at the helm of the race.

To register, or volunteer to help at aid stations, go to,, 530-583-1806.

Tahoe Forest Hospital to present at Home & Building Show

Mark your calendar for the 22nd Annual Truckee Home & Building Show on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 and 25. Doors open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Find everything you need to build, remodel, landscape and decorate your Sierra mountain home at the Truckee High School, 11725 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Included with your $6 admission is entrance into the Sierra Health & Recreation Expo (same dates, time and location) where you can learn about health, fitness, nutrition and explore the many recreation opportunities in Truckee and Lake Tahoe through interactive displays and speakers. Also, do not miss the Healthy Living Forum, offering two days of presentations and hosted by the Tahoe Forest Health System.

Truckee Donner Public Utility District and the Tahoe Forest Health System present these events and will be on-site to answer your questions. Get more information and discount tickets at or call 530-587-3477.

Trail run with North Face athlete Rory Bosio

Friday, June 6, 3 p.m. Trail Run with Rory Bosio, North Face Athlete and Ultrarunner. Meet at The NorthFace store before heading out for a run up scenic Shirley Canyon in Squaw Valley. All Ages and ability levels are welcome. Participation is free.

An Inspirational Evening about Ultrarunning, 6 p.m. with Rory Bosio, speaking about her experiences as a competitor in ultramarathons for the past four years and her inspiration to run. Free Entry at the Squaw Valley Village Events Plaza. Trail Running attire and proper footwear recommended for the trail run. Warm clothes are recommended for the speaking session.

Rory’s The North Face webpage at /

Yoga practitioners to converge at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe will welcome those interested in practicing yoga mountainside to a retreat designed to awaken the senses and refocus the mind, body and spirit through meditation and daily yoga sessions. Featuring special guest and E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher Rachel Jackson, this all-level yoga event will occur June 13-15.

The Yoga Retreat package is available at $925 USD for single occupancy and $1,290 USD for double occupancy and features:

Two nights of deluxe accommodations

Multiple yoga and meditation sessions with Rachel Jackson

Each guest’s choice of one signature spa treatment

Two guided hikes at Northstar California Resort

Breakfast at Café Blue each morning

Sommelier guided wine tasting on Saturday evening

three-course prix fix dinner at Manzanita on Saturday evening

Tahoe Star Tours star gazing event Saturday evening

Rachel Jackson began practicing yoga in New York at Alan Finger’s studio Be Yoga (now called Ishta Yoga) in 2000. Her classes are centered on physical and spiritual themes that are woven throughout every heart opening, alignment specific practice. For the past eight years, Rachel has taught at the finest studios in Los Angeles including Equinox, Exhale, Urth Yoga, Black Dog Yoga, and Center for Yoga – Yogaworks.

For reservations, call 800-241-3333 or visit After securing a room reservation, guests are encouraged to contact The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe directly at 530-562-3030 to schedule their spa treatment in advance (appointment times are subject to availability). To book a single occupancy package, guests must contact the resort directly at 530-562-3028.

Codependents Anonymous meetings

Weekly North Tahoe CODA meetings take place Thursdays at 6 p.m. At Kings Beach United Methodist Church located at 8425 Dolly Varden Ave. in Kings Beach. Codependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. For more information, call Anne at 719-351-6605. Learn more about CODA at

Overeaters Anonymous

Compulsive overeaters are invited to a new weekly meeting of Overeaters Anonymous. Overeaters Anonymous offers support, hope, and strength, at a new meeting in North Lake Tahoe, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is not a religious organization or a diet club. OA is a worldwide fellowship, with more than 7,000 meetings in approximately 80 countries. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. Members of OA range from the morbidly obese to the anorexic and bulimic. These individuals experience many different symptoms, and have various difficulties with food. What they have in common is the admission they were powerless over food and their lives had become unmanageable as a result. OA members work together to recover from compulsive eating. OA is a 12-step program, patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. Participants work through the 12 steps with a sponsor. Weekly meetings offer group support and welcome anyone who might be in need of help. OA members maintain anonymity, which enables the group to offer unconditional acceptance and support for all. For more information visit, locally or call 775-745-6807.

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