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Tahoe Truckee health & wellness announcements

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Send your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter an event online, visit http://www.sierrasun.com, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words.Tahoe City Community Blood DriveDonate blood at the Tahoe City Community Blood drive in honor of Tom and Sharon Ragan, sponsored by The Rotary Club of Tahoe City, Wednesday, June 6, noon-6 p.m. at the Tahoe City Fire Station, 300 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Free T-shirt to all participants, raffle prizes, no appointment necessary. For more information contact Gayle Graves at 1-800-995-4420, ext. 60042. Visit http://www.bloodsource.org.Two weight loss workshops announcedNorth Tahoe and Truckee residents have let go of more than 1,000 pounds of fat using the physician-designed Ideal Protein nutrition plan. Weight Loss Lake Tahoe at NaturaMed in Kings Beach is hosting two free informational workshops, Wednesday, June 13 at 6 p.m. or Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. Call 530-546-0400 for information, to reserve your seat and hear how you can burn an average of 2-7 pounds of fat per week.Qi Gong Tai Chi on the RiverJoin us for our summer classes on the banks of the Truckee River at Regional Park Riverfront barbecue area. Meet each Tuesday, 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Slow, rhythmical movements coordinated with deep focused breathing. Building and generating energy, enhancing your sense of well-being, removing energy blocks as you gently move your joints. Smile and laugh throughout the class to release negative and unwanted stored energy. Four thousand years of history and development brings this most relaxing and energizing format. Call Rolf at 530-587-2557 or just show up.Truckee YoungLife InvitationalIt is Younglife’s pleasure to extend an invitation to participate in the fourth annual Truckee YoungLife Invitational hosted by the Martis Camp Community Foundation on Monday, June 25. You are sure to enjoy this memorable event at Martis Camp’s Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. This all-inclusive event offered in prime golf season will once again feature a level of service an camaraderie that has become synonymous with Martis Camp. The Truckee YoungLife Invitational is an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy a fine day of golf in the Sierra pines while supporting a great local organization and making a difference in the lives of Truckee teens. The cost to participate is $500 per golfer, contact YL Area Director Ryan Hunter to register at 530-414-1290 or rbhunte@mac.com.The First Tee Junior Golf Programat Tahoe City Golf Course Registration is now open for junior golf and life skills programs with The First Tee of Northern Nevada at Tahoe City Golf Course. Class sessions begin June 8, July 13, and Aug. 24. Classes are available for beginner to advanced youth golfers ages 7-18 years old.Cost is $80 per session; each session includes eight lessons. Financial assistance is available, easy to apply for, and completely confidential. Golf equipment is also provided for participants who do not have their own clubs.Registration can be completed online at http://www.tftnn.org. Class schedule and registration forms may also be downloaded or requested by calling 775-851-2332. In addition to learning a healthy activity that can be played a life time, youth in The First Tee learn skills that allow them to face challenges at home, school and play in a constructive manner. The skills they learn include problem solving, goal setting, time management, controlling one’s emotions, working well with others and improving relationships with family and community.Contact The First Tee of Northern Nevada at 775-851-2332 or info@tftnn.org for more information or to volunteer.Julie Young’s O2fitnessTruckee Women’s Cycling Training GroupVarious Truckee area meeting spots, June 6 through July 29. Eight-week comprehensive program with weekly group workouts supported by daily training plans. Twice weekly group workouts, Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. Minimum fitness requirement: must be able to ride 15 miles.Training program participants receive a daily science-based, systematic progressive training program based on heart rate zones written by Julie Young delivered via Training Peaks web-based coaching software; Wednesday coached workouts; Sunday un-coached group ride- endurance/base training, route determined by the coach, terrain and volume consistent with training plan progression; 15 percent discount on Silver Sage Sports Performance services for the duration of the program; post- program participants eligible for 10 percent discount on individualized coaching and training plans. Cost is $255.Julie Young is the head coach of O2fitness, director of Silver Sage Sports Performance Center, and a former 12-year U.S. National Cycling and World Championship Team member. Contact her at jyoung@o2fitness.net, 530-448-0498, http://www.o2fitness.net.Breathe Into BlissA community wellness event dedicated to helping people discover new and exciting ways to wellness, Sunday, June 10, at Zenergy Wellness Spa and Studio Tahoe, 10775 Pioneer Trail Road, Ste. 105a/b, Truckee. Focused on promoting health and well-being through various activities, holistic healing, healthy food, performances, and relaxation techniques. Breathe Into Bliss is committed to supporting local Truckee and Tahoe businesses, artists, and holistic health professionals.Discover simple, feasible, and fun ways to wellness, and what is available in the Truckee/Tahoe area.Event sponsors and participants include Zenergy Wellness Spa, Studio Tahoe and Flow Artistry. Vendors to include Red Truck, Tahoe Teas, Sacred Roots Acupuncture and Botanical Medicine, Tahoe Blu, Jenna Granger Health, Soulflair Apparel, Art of Living/Tahoe, Henna by Meghan, and Basic Buch. Email findingeuphoria@gmail.com or breatheintobliss@gmail.com, or find on Facebook under Breathe Into Bliss.Anagnos on liver transplant listFloriston resident Tammy Anagnos is fighting for her life. In 1993, she was diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease. Although she tried experimental treatments, her health continued to worsen and doctors now say a liver transplant is critical to her survival. Tammy is also battling a serious gastrointestinal disorder that can cause her to suddenly experience internal bleeding. She requires a monthly banding procedure to prevent the bleeding. Doctors are confident her transplant would remedy this disorder.The National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) is working with volunteers and supporters to help relieve Tammy Anagnos’ growing burden of expenses. NFT has assisted transplant patients with advocacy and fundraising support for 28 years. Your gift – of $25, $50, $100 or more – will enable NFT to provide Tammy with the financial support she desperately needs. You can help by visiting http://www.transplants.org to make a secure online donation. Click on Patients We Help and search for Tammy Anagnos. If you have any questions about NFT call 800-489-3863.Golf for SkateNorthstar California will host Golf for Skate, a fundraising effort to expand and illuminate the Truckee Skatepark, on Sunday, June 24 at noon. The fundraising tournament is a four-man scramble format and includes a cart, range balls, lunch, drink specials, hole contests and prizes. Cost is $55 per person or $65 cash at the event. Sign up at http://www.truckeeskatepark.com now as spots are going fast. Registration begins at 11 a.m. on the day of the event.


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