SUPPORT GROUP

  • WHAT: Hopekeepers of Baton Rouge, a support group for people affected by chronic pain or illness, physical or mental
  • WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12
  • WHERE: St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church 12663 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: Hopekeepers.wordpress.com or (225) 337-1633

CPR SESSIONS

  • WHAT: The Southern University Ag Center has teamed up with the American Heart Association and the Amerigroup Foundation to host the 2015 Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13
  • WHERE: The rear parking lot of the SU Ag Center, 181 B.A. Little Drive, Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION: suagcenter.com/Forms/Forms.asp?p1=58
  • DETAILS: The interactive training will begin with a welcome at 10 a.m. followed by six training sessions at 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:40 p.m. and 2:20 p.m. The tour, which is free and open to the public, is a part of the AHA’s nationwide Hands-Only CPR campaign which teaches Americans how to perform CPR. Attendees will practice the hands-only method with their own CPR mannequin and can take home a kit to teach CPR skills to their family. According to the AHA, cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death with over 326,000 out-of-hospital cases occurring annually in the U.S.

BREAST CANCER

  • WHAT: Think Pink: An Overview of Breast Cancer
  • WHEN: Noon Wednesday, Oct. 14. Registration starts at 11 a.m.
  • WHERE: Baton Rouge General Physicians-Family Health Center, Gehringer Conference Room, 3801 North Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • RESERVATION: Deadline to register is Oct. 13. Call (800) 561-4127 or peopleshealth.com/wellness
  • DETAILS: Dr. Wayne D. Gravois will speak. This event is free and open to the public. Presented by Peoples Health.