• WHAT: How to Love Your Heart (Cholesterol and Triglycerides)
  • WHEN: Noon Friday, Feb. 26. Registration starts at 11 a.m.
  • WHERE: A.C. Lewis YMCA, 350 S. Foster Drive, Baton Rouge
  • RESERVATIONS/INFO: 1 (800) 561-4127 or peopleshealth.com/wellness. Reservation deadline is Feb. 25.
  • DETAILS: Dr. Garland G. Green will speak. This Peoples Health event is free and open to the public.


  • WHAT: 20th Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  • WHEN: Saturday, March 5. Activities start at 7 a.m. with Survivors Breakfast; 8 a.m. Survivor Parade and Celebration; 8:45 a.m. 10K; 8:50 a.m. 1-mile Fun Run; 9:15 a.m. 5K for timed runners; 9:20 a.m. 5K for untimed runners; 10:30 a.m. celebration with awards and live music.
  • WHERE: LSU Old Front Nine, Nicholson Drive at Nicholson Drive Extension, Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION/INFO: batonrouge.info-komen.org
  • DETAILS: Event includes booths with health information, jambalaya village and competition. Race and other Komen events support Community Health Grants, which provide such services as mammograms, clinical breast exams, breast diagnostic services, transportation assistance, prescriptions assistance, support group services and breast cancer education and breast self-awareness materials for healthcare providers and the community.


  • WHAT: Fill a Prescription for the Needy campaign
  • WHEN: Through Thursday, March 24
  • WHERE: 200 bins are set up at more than 100 locations, including Albertson’s Winn Dixie, Fred’s Pharmacy and Rite Aid
  • DETAILS: The campaign by WBRZ News 2 is to raise money for Baton Rouge’s St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy. Also, the Baton Rouge Clinic will host lunches on Monday, Feb. 29, and Monday, March 14, to raise money for the campaign. These $8 lunches include jambalaya, salad, bread and dessert.