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Health events in the Bay Area

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Health events in the Bay Area Updated 12:06 p.m., Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Cancer survivors numbering 217 lead the end of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in San Francisco Ð a two-day walk that covers 39 miles (a marathon and a half--at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. In front is Anna Llewellyn from San Martin, CA. Photo: Liz Hafalia, Sfc / SF Cancer survivors numbering 217 lead the end of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in San Francisco Ð a two-day walk that covers 39 miles (a marathon and a half--at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. In front is Anna Llewellyn from San Martin, CA.Photo: Liz Hafalia, Sfc/ SFCancer survivors numbering 217 lead the end of the Avon Walk for...


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Font Page 1 of 1 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

A two-day event in which participants walk up to 39 miles to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research and treatment. 5:30 a.m. Sat. through 4 p.m. Sun. See website for details. Fort Mason, S.F.

Belly Dance for Back Care and Good Health

Belly roll your way to a strong core, back care and for women's health with award-winning belly dancer Shabnam Shirvani. 10 a.m. Sat. $60. Shabnam Bellydance & Stretch Studio, 580 Grand Ave., Oakland. (510) 684-7167.

Bike 4 Breath

Join hundreds of participants riding to promote lung health and clean air policy in the greater Bay Area. Check-in at 7 a.m. for 50- and 62-mile riders; 8:30 a.m. for 10- and 17-mile riders. July 14. $25-$50. Life Technologies, 4000 East Third Ave,. Foster City.

Dance Out Diabetes

Hot Hula Fitness incorporates easy-to-perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drumbeats fused with reggae music. Dance Out Diabetes is a local nonprofit that prevents and manages diabetes through dance. Participants get a free, $100-value health checkup, which includes blood pressure, height, weight, A1C test, glucose and access to certified diabetes educators. 1 p.m. July 14. Free. African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St., S.F. (877) 765-4386.


A beer festival with food, live music and a raffle to raise money for the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, a state-licensed nonprofit clinic offering alternative medical treatments for low-income women diagnosed with cancer. 3-7 p.m.; VIP hour 2-3 p.m. July 14. $45-$65. Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, S.F.

HF4MW Inc. Health Education Workshop

A health education workshop intended to empower minority women's physical, mental and spiritual health. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. $45. HF4MW Health Center, 7118 Orral St., Oakland.

Influence of Women in Leading the Healthcare Revolution

A panel of speakers will talk about in how women influence improvements in human resources benefits, corporate wellness programs, new health care technologies and products, medicine testing and patient care. 6 p.m. next Thurs. $10-$25. CapGemini Offices, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 210, South San Francisco.

Julia Ross: Sugar Addiction - Recovery From the Greatest Dietary Crisis of All Time

Sugar addiction has been one of Ross' primary areas of focus since 1983. While exposing the contribution of low-calorie dieting to the overeating epidemic, Ross focuses on how to correct the faulty appetite chemistry that drives it. 6 p.m. next Thurs. $7-$20. Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F. (415) 597-6700.

San Rafael Twilight Criterium

The streets of San Rafael are transformed to a party on wheels featuring more than 700 cyclists, six races, children's events and more. 2-9:30 p.m. Sat. Free. Downtown San Rafael.

Tame your Sweet Tooth

Get seven steps for managing sugar cravings to lose weight, manage mood swings and increase energy without giving up chocolate. 6:30 p.m. next Thurs. Sports Basement Presidio, 610 Old Mason St., S.F.

Tibetan Yogo: Revitalizing Inner Energy

Kum Nye (Tibetan yoga) is a natural healing system based on Tibetan medicine and the body-mind disciplines of Buddhism. In this workshop, increase your energy level and zest for life through Tibetan yoga practice. 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Sat. $80 fee includes vegetarian lunch buffet. Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Place, Berkeley. (510) 809-1000.

Transforming Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion

The second of a two-part series in which participants practice identifying, relating to, and interrupting conditionings that are hindrances to feeling better. With encouragement and skillful means to interrupt the mind's habitual patterns that contribute to depression and anxiety, participants can cultivate practices to manage and prevent depression. 9 a.m. Sun. San Francisco Zen Center at Green Gluch Farm, 1601 Shoreline Highway, Sausalito. (415) 383.3134.

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