11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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MedWest Health System is sponsoring a series of “Look Good … Feel Better” workshops in 2012 for women undergoing treatment for cancer.

The free workshops are American Cancer Society programs facilitated by trained cosmetologists and offered in partnership with the National Cosmetology Association, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and MedWest- Harris hospital in Sylva.

Participants will learn how to care for changes in their skin and hair that may occur during medical treatment, and improve their overall selfimage and appearance.

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Angel Medical Center Cardiac Rehab will be sponsoring a fun-fundraiser on Saturday, April 14, at Tassee Shelter.

Registration begins at 8:30, with the one mile run starting at 9 and the 5k walk/run starting at 9:30. There will be awards for the top finishers. All proceeds from the walk/run will benefit cardiac patients at AMC who would not otherwise be able to complete the rehabilitation program that most often assists them in leading a healthier life after having a heart episode.

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The AdvantageWest board of directors will meet for its regular bimonthly meeting on Thursday, April 19 at 9 a.m. at Tri-County Community College in Murphy. Board meetings are open to the public. For more information call AdvantageWest at (828) 687-7234.

AdvantageWest is the regional economic development partnership serving the 23 westernmost counties of North Carolina, a geographic area of nearly 10,000 square miles – larger than eight other U.S. states and roughly the size of the state of Maryland. Chartered by the state General Assembly in 1994, AdvantageWest is a nonprofit, public-private partnership.

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Angel Medical Center (AMC) is gearing up for the second annual “Macon Your Heart Beat” 5K walk/run event, to raise funds for its Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. The event will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 at Tassee shelter on the Little Tennessee Greenway.

All proceeds from the event will go to support Angel Medical’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. The program allows patients to properly recuperate from treatment, which according to AMC’s director of media relations Bonnie Peggs, is rarely fully covered by insurance plans. “Insurance usually covers 6-8 rehab sessions, and we recommend at least 10 in order to properly recover,” said Peggs.

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