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Central NY WomenHeart Open House is July 30
Upstate University Hospital and the national organization WomenHeart are hosting Central NY WomenHeart—free monthly meetings that serve as a support network for women who are living with heart disease. To learn more about the support group, the public is invited to an Open House Monday, July 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Upstate’s OASIS/HealthLink Learning Center, 1 Telergy Parkway (6333 State Route 298) in East Syracuse. For more information about the Central NY WomenHeart, contact Tedford-Doherty at HerHeartbeatCNY@gmail.com or 663-1712.
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C.A.B. summer hours continue through Labor Day
A reminder that the C.A.B. summer hours through Labor Day are: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday; Noon. to 9 p.m., Sundays. In addition, the C.A.B. recreational facilities will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of the holiday. Return to top>

Shopping passes to benefit Advocates
Advocates for Upstate Medical University is selling Macy’s Shop for a Cause shopping passes for $5 each with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Advocates. On Saturday, Aug. 25, individuals with the special shopping pass will receive a 25 percent discount on regular, sale and clearance merchandise, including designer brands; a 10 percent discount on furniture, mattresses and area rugs; and free giveaways; (merchandise exclusions may apply); and the opportunity to win a $500 gift card, no purchase necessary. Contact Susan York at 464-5610, yorks@upstate.edu, or visit the Advocates’ office at 1401E Upstate University Hospital to purchase a pass.
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Volunteers needed for Youth Day Barbecue
Volunteers are needed for the 11th Annual Mary Nelson Youth Day Barbecue, to be held Saturday, Aug. 18 at the corner of S. Salina Street and Wood Avenue in Syracuse. To volunteer for the event, call 422-5290.
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Upstate’s Farmers Market at children’s hospital and Community locations
Be sure to visit Upstate’s Farmer’s Market, offered at two locations: Thursdays at Upstate University Hospital at Community from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in parking lot H, and Fridays at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot.
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Website highlights President’s Award winners
Visit the President’s Awards website to read more about Upstate’s recipients of the Ninth Annual President’s Employee Recognition awards.
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Register for the 2012 Paddle for the Cure
Register by Sunday, Aug. 26 for the 2012 Paddle for the Cure to benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY, to be held Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Mountainman Outdoor Supply at Moose River in Old Forge. The cost is $20 for advance registration or $30 the day of the event. For more information, call Janice Sell at 464-6276.
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Biomedical Sciences Retreat is Sept. 6
The College of Graduate Studies’ 12th Annual Biomedical Sciences Retreat and Poster Session will be held Thursday, Sept. 6 at The Lodge at the Welch Allyn Conference Center, 4355 State St., Skaneateles. Registration is required. Visit Retreat to register. For more information, Sandi Tillotson at tillotss@upstate.edu or 464-7655.
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Move 5K race/walk is Sept. 23
The Upstate Physical Therapy Club invites Upstate students and alumni to form teams for the second annual Move 5K, to be held Sunday, Sept. 23 at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville. The event features a race/walk, a wheelchair division, a kids’ fun run and a post-race expo focused on healthy lifestyles. Teams of three to five participants will compete in the Physical Therapy Challenge in the 5K (3.1-mile) race. The team with the best average time per runner will win a prizes. Upstate students receive a $5 discount if they use their Upstate e-mail address to register. Register online for Move 5K, a fundraiser for the Upstate Physical Therapy Club and Move Along Inc. Proceeds go toward programming and sending students to educational conferences on physical therapy and rehabilitation medicine. For more information, contact Matt Caraher at caraherm@upstate.edu.
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The Fall Faculty Convocation set for Sept. 19
The annual Fall Faculty Convocation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall. A reception will follow in the Weiskotten Hall courtyard. The campus community is invited to attend.
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