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Health notes for May 14: Relay for Life planned

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Luminaries are pictured during Relay for Life of Oklahoma City, Friday, June 3, 2016 at the OSU OKC Fitness Track. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]
Luminaries are pictured during Relay for Life of Oklahoma City, Friday, June 3, 2016 at the OSU OKC Fitness Track. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

OKLAHOMA CITY

OU Medicine honors 3

OU Medicine’s longtime chaplain and children’s advocate, Danny Cavett, was among three people honored recently by the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Alumni Association.

Cavett, along with OU Medicine orthopedic surgeon Dr. Charles Pasque and retired Norman surgeon Dr. William C. “Bill” McCurdy, were honored during Alumni Reunion Day festivities May 3. Each year, the OU College of Medicine Alumni Association honors two alumni — one in academic medicine, one in private practice — as well as a Friend of Medicine who has contributed to the health and well-being of Oklahomans.

Cavett, director of the pastoral care team for OU Medicine, was presented the Friend of Medicine Award.

Diabetes Happy Hour set

A Real Life Diabetes Happy Hour is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 23 at 51st Street Speakeasy, 1114 NW 51. The event is open to people living with diabetes and their loved ones, age 21 and older.

The come-and-go event is intended to bring people effected by diabetes together to share stories, laugh and remind one another they are not alone.

For more information, go to www.diabetesdailygrind.com or email diabetes blogger and podcaster Amber Clour at amber@diabetesdailygrind.com.

TULSA

Relay for Life planned

The annual Relay For Life of Tulsa will be June 14 at University of Tulsa’s Dietler Commons. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a survivor dinner, followed by the opening ceremony at 6 p.m. and the luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m.

The theme for this year’s event is “Lights! Camera! Cure!” Local food trucks will be on-site, as well as local bands. Childrenb can enjoy a bounce house, face painting and balloon animals, and everyone can participate movie trivia and a celebrity look-alike contest.

Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society.

“Anyone who participates in Relay For Life is contributing to the largest nationwide community effort to save lives from cancer,” said Christie Gibbs with ACS-Tulsa. To participate or donate, go to www.relayforlife.org/TulsaMetroOK.

Staff reports

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