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Lily’s Lemonade for Cancer Caregivers

12/24/2013 | CancerEvents

On the day before Christmas Eve, the infusion (chemotherapy) area of the IU Health Simon Cancer Center is very busy as patients receive their last treatment before the holidays. A seven-year-old girl name Lily Snyder pulls a red wagon around the infusion unit. “Hi. My name is Lily. I raised money through a lemonade stand to buy care packages for caregivers.” A first-grader at Kitley Elementary School in Franklin Township, Lily is spending the first day of her Christmas vacation handing…

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Team Up for Diabetes

06/05/2013 | Diabetes & EndocrinologyEvents

Cycle at the Indiana Motor Speedway for a Great Cause This year, for the first time, IU Health has fielded a team for the Tour de Cure, a cycling event to benefit the American Diabetes Association. IU Health employees can join up to ride with their co-workers while helping to raise critical funds for research, education and advocacy to stop diabetes. Tour de Cure takes place on June 8, 2013 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track. It’s not a race, so all ability levels are welcome.  Matt…

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Have Fun, Be Healthy at Indiana State Fair

08/09/2012 | CommunityEvents

Food, Fun and the Chance to Win an Apple iPad! When you think of the Indiana State Fair, you probably think delicious deep fried treats. But this year, calorie-conscious fairgoers are in luck: Indiana University Health will be offering healthy food tips and samples as part of IU Health Day on August 12th. It’s all part of IU Health’s effort to bring healthcare into Indiana’s neighborhoods. The Healthy Hoosier Throwdown will feature several local chefs and celebrities including…

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Countdown to the First Day of Kindergarten

04/12/2012 | CommunityEvents

3…2…1…Kindergarten Countdown! Believe it or not it’s time to start thinking about getting your child ready for the first day of kindergarten. Don’t worry. We’re here to help you register and prepare your child for this exciting day with a series of events. Kindergarten Countdown (KCD) is IU Health’s Signature Volunteer project focusing on education. “We believe a successful education system is vital to the future of IU Health and the communities…

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To Be a Kid Again ...

05/23/2011 | CommunityEvents

On Friday, May 20, I took part in my first Day of Community Service as an IU Health employee. And let me tell you, it made me feel like a kid again. I was back on the playground laughing and just having a good time with my fellow peers. The task before us was a playground build at IPS #96. As part of the “star” group it was our job to work the mulch pile. Three huge mounds of mulch greeted us as we started out our day around noon at IPS #96. By the time school had gotten out for the kids,…

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The Best Sitter is a Safe Sitter

05/21/2011 | CommunityEvents

Indiana University Health will provide a Safe Sitter class on Friday, June 10 at Methodist Hospital. Safe Sitter is a one-day class for 11 to 13 year olds that are interested in babysitting.  The class covers choking rescue, first aid, and much more. IU Health Methodist has offered this class for over ten years and was honored when they asked IU Health nurses to help take it over. Babysitting is often one of the first jobs that pre-teen and teenagers do. Most parents would rather leave their…

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