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March 15, 2013

Health Beat: Auction to benefit Leukemia Society March 21

The Newburyport High School Interact Club will host a silent auction to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on Thursday, March 21.

The auction will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Newburyport High School Library and is open to the public. All of the proceeds will go directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to fund research, and to provide financial assistance for patients and their families to use toward medical expenses. The evening will offer a variety of different raffles, as well as many items for auction from local Newburyport businesses and the Newburyport High School National Art Honors Society. There will be refreshments and live music.

To make an online contribution, visit http://ma.sy.llsevent.org/newburyporthighschool.

Encore program beginning at YWCA

The YWCA Greater Newburyport is accepting applications for the next session of its program, Encore (After breast cancer).

YWCA Encore is designed specifically for those who have experienced breast cancer at any time in their lives. This free program incorporates gentle land/warm water exercises and relaxation techniques that target areas that have been affected by breast cancer surgery and treatment.

Participants can also attend a support group, which provides an opportunity to share experiences and information in a safe and supportive environment.

The session will meet on Wednesdays from April 24 to July 10 at 5:15 p.m. for land exercises followed by warm water pool exercises at 5:50 p.m. Support group sessions are held once a month.

Registration is required. Applications are available at www.ywcanewburyport.org. or at the YWCA Membership Desk, 13 Market St., Newburyport. For more information, contact Connie at 978-465-9922, ext. 27. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants per session.

Banks collecting for Our Neighbors’ Table

Ten local banks and credit unions are teaming up this month to take food donations for Our Neighbors’ Table.

Donations of non-perishable food items for the Amesbury food pantry are being collected at: Bank of America (Newburyport), Citizens Bank (Stop & Shop, Amesbury), Eastern Bank (Newburyport), Institution for Savings (Newburyport), Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank (Amesbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Newbury), The Provident Bank (Amesbury, Newburyport), RTN Federal Credit Union (Amesbury), Sovereign Bank (Newburyport), St. Jean’s Credit Union (Newburyport) and TD Bank (Amesbury, Newburyport).

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