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Monmouth Medical Center Presents July Community Health Education Programs

06/30/2016

OCEANFEST
Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Join Monmouth Medical Center, a corporate sponsor of Oceanfest, for one of the biggest Independence Day Celebrations at the shore! Stop by the Monmouth Medical Center Center for blood pressure screenings and giveaway. The Monmouth/Ocean Chapter of Safe Kids will also host a tent with games, prizes and safety information. The event will include entertainment, food, crafters, master sand sculpting exhibitions, a giant fireworks display, free giveaways and more. This event takes place on the promenade in Long Branch. For more information, visit www.oceanfestnj.com. Free.

GRANDPARENTS PROGRAM
Monday, July 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.

During this program, grandparents will have the opportunity to meet with a prenatal educator and discuss current trends in childbirth and infant care so they can help support their own children as they become parents. A tour of The Eisenberg Family Center is included. This program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6992. $40 per person, $50 per couple

2016 JERSEY SHORE UNDY 5000
Saturday, July 16 - On-Site Registration at 7 a.m., Race Start Time at 8 a.m.

Join team Monmouth Medical Center as the Colon Cancer Alliance and local partners in a 5K fundraising run/walk raise funds for local prevention efforts, research initiatives and patient support services of colorectal cancer. Help celebrate and create a supportive community for survivors of colorectal cancer and their families, caregivers and others impacted by this disease and encourage people to get screened for colorectal cancer. Participants are encouraged but not required to draw attention to their bottoms – and colorectal cancer – by running in their underwear. This event will take place at the Great Lawn at Pier Village in Long Branch. Register online at www.undy5000.org.

SAFE SITTER
Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presented by certified Safe Sitter instructors, this program teaches 11- to 13-year-olds to be responsible, creative babysitters with special emphasis on how to handle emergencies. Participants will receive instruction materials, a program completion certificate and a subscription to Safe Sitter magazine. The class will end with a graduation ceremony, participants are asked to bring a mid-morning snack and a lunch. This course will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6992. $50 per child.

CHOOSE YOUR COVER: FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS
Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Each year, more new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during the course of their lifetime. In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of skin cancer prevention and educate the public about its signs and symptoms, Monmouth Medical Center will provide free skin cancer screenings under a tent at Seven President’s Oceanfront Park in Long Branch. These screenings are sponsored by the Ocean Monmouth Health Alliance. Free.

PROTECT THE SKIN YOU’RE IN
Wednesday, July 27 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Protect your skin this summer by thinking twice about tanning. Tan skin is not always sexy and beautiful. It’s dangerous and can lead to the most common and preventable cancer. Led by Rita McTighe, NP, Oncology Nurse Navigator from the Leon Hess Cancer Center at the Monmouth Medical Center, this session will teach you how to lower your skin cancer risks and guard your skin from the sun. This program takes place in the lower level of the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 & 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling 732-542-1326. Free.

NOTE: ALL PROGRAMS MEET AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, 300 SECOND AVENUE, LONG BRANCH, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

For questions or more information, contact The Community Health Education Department at Monmouth Medical Center at (732) 923-6990.

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