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St. Joseph health! - Summer 2014

Community Events and Health Talks

Downtown on the Go, Walk Tacoma

Downtown on the Go and Franciscan Health System invite you for a stroll around Tacoma. See the schedule below. Join us for one or all!

Family Walk

Wednesday, July 16 (Noon – 1 p.m.) Start: Children’s Museum at 15th and Pacific Walk with: Dianna Kielian, Franciscan Health System Sponsor: Tacoma Rainers

Walking Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, August 6
Check-In at the Social Bar and Grill between 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. (bring a camera)
Walk and take public transit through downtown to find the answers to the clues! Stay for food, drinks, and prizes at the Social Bar and Grill from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Sponsor: Union Bank

More information on these walks.

Over The Narrows Run

Over the NarrowsDate: Saturday, August 30, 2014
Time: 7:30 a.m. - Biggest Seahawks Fan Costume Contest (Prizes awarded)
8 a.m. - Half Marathon (starting at Uptown Gig Harbor)
8:15 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk (starting at Uptown Gig Harbor)
10:30 a.m. - Award Ceremony
Location: Uptown Gig Harbor, 4701 Point Fosdick Drive N.W., Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Cost: The Half Marathon is $50 through Aug. 27 ($70 starting Aug. 28) and the 5K Run/Walk is $25 through Aug. 27 ($45 starting Aug. 28).

Registration: visit or to volunteer to support the run (including water stations, directional assistance, etc.), contact Cindy Reed by email at: or by phone at: 253-677-7512.

Franciscan Health System Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor North are proud to sponsor the 5th Annual Over The Narrows Run.

Register buttonPierce County Cancer Survivors' Conference

Date: 2014 Pierce County Cancer Survivors' ConferenceSaturday, September 13, 2014
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner, Tacoma, WA

Cost: Free

Registration: Register online or call 253-272-5368. Seating is limited and registration is required.

Join us for the 6th annual Pierce County Cancer Survivors' Conference. Connect with other providers and other survivors to learn about the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the cancer journey. This FREE event is presented by multiple community organizations and cancer care advocates. Open to all people affected by cancer including patients, family members and caregivers.

Community navigators help make this conference accessible by anyone affected by cancer, including non English speaking or ESL patients and caregivers:-If you speak Spanish, please call Agueda at 253-353-5502. -If you speak Korean, Vietnamese or Cambodian, please call KWA at 253-535-4202. -If you are Pacific Islander, please call Jackie or Iolanda at 253-778-5642. -If you speak Russian, or any other language not mentioned above, please call 253-426-6746.