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teach children and young adults that they
can help themselves, and others, by vol-
unteering their time and talents. Skate for
Hope additionally focuses on providing
health and wellness education to youth, in
order to instill the importance of practic-
ing healthy lifestyle habits that reduce the
risk of developing cancer.
This year’s headliners include:
• Ashley Wagner, three-time U.S.
national champion and 2014 Olympic
team bronze medalist
• Emily Hughes, 2006 Olympian
• Max Aaron, U.S. national champion
• Adam Rippon, U.S. national silver
• Caydee Denney and John Coughlin,
U.S. national pairs champions
• Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier,
U.S. national silver medalists
• Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea,
U.S. national bronze medalists
• Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier,
Canadian national silver medalists
Tickets are available online and at all
TicketMaster locations, as well as the
Germain Arena box office and at the
door. Lower bowl seats begin at just $19.
Visit www.skateforhope.org for more
information and a link to purchase tickets
online or contact Carolyn Bongirno at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-531-9499
for more details.
It’s All About
Would you like to learn how to
better manage chronic health
conditions such as arthritis, dia-
betes, COPD, heart disease, high blood
pressure and more?
Lee Memorial Health System, in part-
nership with the Fort Myers Regional
Library, is pleased to announce a free
six-week workshop entitled It’s All About
You, a research-based chronic disease
self-management program developed by
Dr. Kate Lorig of Stanford University.
Information presented in the work-
shop can help you become empowered
to improve your quality of life. Learn how
to more easily manage your medications;
understand the benefits of exercise; man-
age symptoms of stress, pain and fatigue;
and make smarter decisions related to
health eating. Participants will also receive
a copy of Dr. Lorig’s book Living a
Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.
Sessions will be held in the Fort Myers
Meeting Rooms, located at 1651 Lee
Street in Fort Myers on Tuesdays from 9
to 11:30 a.m. beginning September 15.
Seating is limited and registration is
required. Call 424-3122 for more infor-
Calendar Girls Perform At
Anthony’s On The Boulevard
The Calendar Girls performed at Anthony’s On The Blvd’s 8th anniversary cel-
ebration on August 22. Business owner Tony Serrago is a long-time supporter
of The Calendar Girls, and is also Mr. October in their 2016 calendar.
For more information, visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com.
The Calendar Girls with Tony Serrago
New Clinic To
Open August 24
Gulf Coast Humane Society
(GHCS) announced that their
new, expanded veterinary clinic
will open on Monday, August 24. The
full-service clinic will be open to the
public six days a week. The GCHS staff
at the new clinic will handle a variety
of services, including wellness checks,
dental care, vaccinations and micro
The building was gifted to GCHS
by John Bruno, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Fort
Myers Plastic Surgery Center and is locat-
ed at 2685 Swamp Cabbage Court.
“The opportunity given by Dr. Bruno
will enable the GCHS clinic to help those
who need low cost, affordable health
care options for their pets,” said Jennifer
Galloway, executive director of GCHS.
The new location was remodeled
with the help of multiple grant money
that include grants awarded from
the Southwest Florida Community
Foundation. The clinic will serve as a vet-
erinary office and will be able to accom-
modate more patients. The expanded
space has four exam rooms and two doc-
tors to serve patients.
“We are excited to have an expanded
facility to better help serve the com-
munity,” added Gloria Letendre, clinic
The current veterinary clinic located
at 2010 Arcadia Street will become a
low-cost spay and neuter clinic that will
service Lee County and surrounding
counties. The spay/neuter clinic will focus
its efforts on the pet overpopulation prob-
lem in Southwest Florida.
For more information about Gulf
Coast Humane Society, call 332-0364 or
Exterior of the Gulf Coast Humane Society’s new clinic
Fall In Love Pet Adoption Special
Say farewell to summer and Fall In Love with your new best friend. Lee County
Domestic Animal Services is offering potential adopters the chance to adopt a
dog five months or older or a cat or kitten of any age for just $10 throughout
Although fees are reduced, the adoption package still includes spay or neuter sur-
gery, age-appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, feline aids and leukemia test for
cats, heartworm test for dogs six months and older, Lee County license for pets three
months or older, microchip ID, Behavior Helpline and a 10-day health guarantee. The
adoption package is valued at more than $500.
During the Fall In Love adoption promotion, potential adopters may visit Animal
Services, located off Six Mile Cypress Parkway next to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office,
to meet animals and discover the many benefits of having a pet: happiness, compan-
ionship, improved physical and emotional health and unconditional love. Adoption
hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
For more information about Fall In Love, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or visit www.
LeeLostPets.com. Also visit the website to view a current list of pets for adoption and
submit an application online. The website updates hourly.
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