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North Lake Tahoe Truckee health and wellness briefs

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 100-175 words.

Truckee High School Soccer Micro 6 fundraiser

Mark your calendar for the seventh annual Sam Brixey Micro 6 Memorial Soccer Tournament to be held Saturday, Aug. 3 at Riverview Sports Park. Proceeds benefit the Truckee High School Soccer program and provide a scholarship in Sam Brixey’s name for a graduating high school senior soccer player. Registration information can be found at Completed registration must be received by July 31. The teams must be co-ed this year and divisions start at U10 and continue through adult brackets. Please join a fun day of soccer and barbecue in Sam’s memory.

Discover your phenomenal mind

Your “Phenomenal Mind” is always working to assist you with the navigation of your life. Think of it as a tool at your disposal or better yet, as your new best friend. There may soon be quantum computers also capable of processing multiple streams of information backwards and forwards in time. But, those quantum computers will still not come close to what your brain-mind system accomplishes every day. Dr. Diane Kern Richardson former college professor, will teach “Power Up Your Mind” at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Aug. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 530-550-8981 to reserve.

UNR grad to swim Lake Tahoe in father’s memory

To benefit the Solace Tree, kick-off event Saturday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m. at King’s Beach. Robby Schlesinger, 23, has spent months preparing to swim the perimeter of Lake Tahoe in the memory of his father, Bob Schlesinger, who accomplished the same feat twice in the early 1990s. While his father swam for charities such as the American Cancer Society and Save the Rainforest, Robby will be repeating the swim to benefit the Solace Tree, whose message inspired him after he lost his father five years ago. Robby was inspired by the Solace Tree’s message, which provides counseling and a safe environment for those who have experienced a loss. “Swimming for Solace” will collect donations and pledges to directly support the Solace Tree. For more information, visit

Larry Sage Bike Ride

Join Truckee Trail foundation, Larry’s wife Sue, and the local cycling community to remember Larry and enjoy a beautiful ride. Join the inaugural Larry Sage Bike Ride Saturday, Aug. 24. The ride begins 9 a.m. at Paco’s Bike & Ski parking lot and back (or less, depending on ability). Riders must register online at by Aug. 19. Lunch and music are provided. Music starts at 11:30 a.m., lunch is at noon. Donations will go to the Truckee Tails Foundation and are greatly appreciated. Larry lived a life of outdoor adventure, making use of everything TTF is working toward building – improved access to natural places, more hiking trails, and better bikeways. In Larry’s memory, Truckee Trails is committed to advocate for well built, connected trails and bikeways – keeping the community safe for non-motorized transportation and recreation.

Doula training

Tahoe’s Connection for Families (TCF) will host a Doula Training Workshop at 761 Northwood Blvd. in Incline Village, Nev. A “doula” is a trained and experienced professional who provides physical, emotional and informational support to a mother during pregnancy, through birth, and during the postpartum period while mother and child bond. Join instructor Janine Maitri on Sept. 6-8, for a class series on becoming a doula. Introduction to Childbirth, Childbirth Education Class, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $145, with $20 early bird discount if enrolled at least three weeks in advance. Doula Training Intensive Workshop, Sept. 7 and 8, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $425 with $30 early bird discount if enrolled at least three weeks in advance.

For more information and to register contact Maitri at or call 530-798-3605. For information about Tahoe’s Connections for Families

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation seeks grant applications

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. Children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and have a commercial health insurance plan. Parents or legal guardians may apply for grants at, and there is no application deadline. Organizations or private donors can make tax-deductible donations to UHCCF at Donations are used for grants to help children and families in the region in which they are received.

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