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ETSU Health collecting hats, scarves for chemo patients during October
u2018Paint a Pumpkin Pinku2019 contest also being held for Breast Cancer Awareness
JOHNSON CITY u2013 ETSU Health has several initiatives underway to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month and honor those who are battling cancer.
u201cApproximately one in eight women will face breast cancer in their lifetime. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has affected routine screenings and reconstruction opportunities for many patients,u201d said Dr. Alicia Billington, an ETSU Health plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has helped lead the awareness efforts. u201cWe are hoping our efforts to promote awareness encourage patients to get their screening imaging and exams.u201d
ETSU Healthu2019s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery team is accepting donations of hats and scarves for patients undergoing chemotherapy across the Tri-Cities.
Donations may be left in the donation bin located in the main lobby of 325 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City. Donations will be accepted through Oct. 29.
Additionally, the team is hosting a u201cPaint a Pumpkin Pinku201d contest for the community to help bring attention to October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Participants may submit a photo of their painted pumpkin on Facebook using the hashtag, #ETSUHealthPumpkinContest.
The team will feature their favorite submissions Oct. 19 on WCYBu2019s News 5 at Noon. The winning childu2019s entry will receive a ReadNPlay prize pack.
The deadline for submissions is Oct. 18 at noon.
With 30 clinical sites and more than 250 health care providers, ETSU Health is on the front lines of efforts to improve the health of Northeast Tennessee by offering leading-edge healthcare in dozens of specialties. For more information, visit ETSUHealth.org.
ETSU Health is the outward-facing brand that includes the pursuits of ETSUu2019s thriving Academic Health Science Center and the clinical components of ETSU Physicians & Associates and Northeast Tennessee Community Health Centers Inc. For more, visit ETSUHealth.org.
Celebrating 42 Years of Artisans and Crafters in Kingsport
Join us for the Christmas Connection u2013 Artistic Creations Fair November 12-13
The beloved Christmas Connection is celebrating 42 years of bringing some of the regionu2019s best arts and crafts vendors to Kingsport. Whether you are refreshing your home du00e9cor, trying to find that perfect gift, or treating your taste-buds, the Christmas Connection is here to connect you just in time for the holiday festivities. You can find unique gifts and support artisans in our region. Free admission all weekend!
As the weather turns colder, the Civic Auditorium will be filled with a warm and festive holiday glow to put customers in a holiday mood for shopping. The sights, sounds and smells of Christmas will surround shoppers as they shop from the regionu2019s best craftspeople, artisans, artists and creatives. A few of the items you will find include Country Crafts, Home Du00e9cor, Fine Woodcrafts, Leathercrafts, Handmade Soaps and Lotions, Candles, Jewelry, Christmas Ornaments, Stained Glass, Wheel Thrown Pottery, Fabric Crafts, Needlework, American Girl Doll Clothing, Pet Accessories and Clothing, Dichroic Glass, Handmade Greeting Cards and Paper Art, Snowmen, Santas, Candied Pecans, Baked Goods and much more!
Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts is excited and blessed to be able to continue this tradition for its 42nd consecutive year serving the artists and the community. Thank you for supporting your local artisans!
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For more information on the Christmas Connection event, please visit www.EngageKingsport.comu00a0 or call 423-392-8414.
The Dollhouse of Jonesborough presents the Fall Doll Show, Saturday, October 23rd at the Jonesborough Visitors Center at 117 Boone Street. Admission is free, but donations to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital are encouraged. For more information, call 423-753-0022.
The Stony Creek Fire Department is sponsoring a Haunted House for the month of October. Opens at 6:30 pm and doesn’t close until the last person leaves. Starting October 22nd, theu00a0 Haunted House will be open Friday & Saturday nights through October 30th. The cost is $10.00 s per person. For more details, call Captain Ron Picard at (423) 213-6664. Thank you for supporting your SCFD.