APU, Alaska Regional offer women's ski, fitness workshop

Alaska Regional Hospital and Alaska Pacific University will sponsor the Women’s Ski and Fitness Symposium on Jan. 26. The event precedes the annual 2.4-mile Alaska Ski for Women event Feb. 3.

The skiing portion of the symposium will run from 10 a.m. to noon at Kincaid Park. Participants can learn ski techniques while touring the Ski for Women course with skiers from APU’s Gold 2002 women’s team.

During indoor sessions, guest speakers will address health and fitness topics from 2-4 p.m. at APU’s Atwood Center. Dr. Tina Tomsen will discuss coordinating a busy schedule and fitness activities. Young Fisher, a registered dietitian from Alaska Regional, will discuss nutrition for athletes. Dr. Tom Vasileff, an orthopedic surgeon, will present measures for preventing and healing sports injuries. Ann MacInnes Mize, APU Gold 2002 women’s team coach and Ski for Women co-founder, will speak on developing a ski fitness plan.

Cost for the symposium is a donation to the Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis shelter. The Ski for Women also benefits AWAIC. For more information, visit the Web site (www.alaskaskiforwomen.org) or call the Nordic Ski Club hotline at 907-248-6667.

Patient Care Alliance sponsors meeting on weight, billing issues

Patient Care Alliance plans to conduct a free public meeting on dealing with weight issues and related medical bills at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at First American Baptist Church, 1200 E. 27th Ave., in Anchorage.

Speakers will discuss the topic and the related options for medical testing, health care professionals and insurance payment.

For more information contact Lorrie Saunders, executive director of the Patient Care Alliance, via e-mail ([email protected]) or call Noni Bordwell at 907-745-4378.

Mat-Su breast cancer support group plans February meeting

The Mat-Su Breast Cancer Support Group has scheduled a meeting for Feb. 12. The event runs from 7-9 p.m. at Valley Hospital Medical Campus, Classroom C in Wasilla.

Dr. Susan Lemagie will discuss hormone replacement therapy following breast cancer.

For more information, call 907-376-8689.

01/21/2002 - 8:00pm