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April 25, 2013

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Spring brunch fundraiser planned: Somebody Cares New England will hold a spring brunch on May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. The event will include live music, a fashion show and boutique shopping and will be held at 358 Washington St. For tickets or more information, call 978-912-7626 or visit www.SomebodyCaresNE.org.

Campus Classic 5K and Fun Run: Northern Essex Community College will hold its first Campus Classic 5K and Fun Run on May 4. The USATF-certified 5K race will begin at 10 a.m. on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. Competitive runners, novices and walkers are invited to participate. The race is part of the Merrimack Valley Striders 2013 Super Iron Runner Series. Registration for the 5K is $25 before April 29 and $30 after that date. Online registration is open until April 29. Proceeds benefit the NECC Annual Fund, which provides support for student scholarships and academic programs. The Platinum Sponsor for the race is Sovereign/Santander. For more information or to register, contact Lindsey Mayo, NECC director of alumni and donor relations, at lmayo@necc.mass.edu or 978 556-3621. Visit online at www.necc.mass.edu.

Blue Mass honors public safety members: A Blue Mass honoring all public safety personnel in Greater Haverhill is May 5 at 2 p.m. at All Saints Parish. A banquet will follow in the church hall. Awards and prizes will be offered in recognition of service. Family and friends are invited. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 202 in Haverhill. Please respond by April 5 to Deacon Tom Anthony at 978-973-0437 or razorsedge1970@aol.com.

Talk on diabetic foot exams: The Importance of Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Exams, a medical Meet the Expert seminar with Podiatrist/Podiatric Surgeon David Greenblott, DPM will be held on May 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave. Greenblott, from Merrimack Valley Foot Specialists in Haverhill, will talk about sural nerve conduction studies, vascular testing for peripheral artery disease, the role of a thorough gait exam and gait scan testing, and types of shoes for diabetic foot care. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required as seating is limited. This program provides one free contact hour for nursing. To register or for more information, call 978-420-1168 or jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.

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