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Annual Spirit 76 Ride draws riders from across region to participate

Cyclists had a perfect day last Saturday for the Spirit 76 Ride hosted by CCHASM. The ride, either a 76-mile ride or a 40-mile ride left the parking lot of Chester Baptist Church and spanned Chesterfield County from the east to almost the western border and back again.

Dr. Shannon Gilham of SRMC is Honored as Compassionate Doctor

After tallying hundreds of thousands of patient reviews, Dr. Shannon Gilham of Petersburg, Va. has been identified by Patients’ Choice as one of our nation’s Most Compassionate Doctors.

COACH promotes 5210 message to help prevent childhood obesity

COACH, Chesterfield County’s Coalition for Active Children, has adopted the 5210 Every Day message that promotes healthy lifestyles for families. Being healthy is as easy as learning four numbers — 5, 2, 1 and 0. These are part of a public-health campaign helping families, schools, communities and physicians raise awareness about nutritional and physical-activity guidelines.

St. John’s Episcopal Church helps Stop Hunger Now

Members of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chester were busy on a Sunday morning making a difference in many lives — lives they wanted to help change in some way.

Help CCHASM provide food for Thanksgiving

A Donation of a $15 food store gift card, a bag of Thanksgiving food, or your cash donation toward a gift card or gift package will provide an area family in need with a Thanksgiving meal (and lot’s of leftovers). In 2011 CCHASM was able to provide Thanksgiving meal gift packages and a $15 gift card to 2,040 families (7,397 adults and children). Our goal this year is to reach 2,500 families through our two programs.

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Senior Resource Fair sponsored by Senior Connections, Chesterfield Senior Advocate and the Richmond Office on Aging and Disabilities. Walmsley Boulevard United Methodist Church, 2950 Walmsley Blvd. 9 a.m. – noon. Details: 768-7878.

Groundbreaking for new cancer center

Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC) held a formal groundbreaking ceremony last Thursday for a new state-of-the-art Cancer Center, Women’s Imaging Center and Medical Office Building that will be known as the Southside Regional Medical Arts Pavilion.