Big 'ol Baby Shower 2016

Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Berglund Center - 710 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24016

The Big Ol' Baby Shower brings education and excitement to maternity! But, this event isn't just for "first time" parents! This event is for the entire family - both new and GROWING!!

Make sure to stop by the Carilion Clinic table where there will be a Kohl's Infant Safe Sleep (KISS) display and information!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

To Benefit: March of dimes


Combatting the Heroin Epidemic Presentation and Discussion

Thursday 7:15 pm
Grandin Theatre | 1310 Grandin Road, SW | Roanoke, VA 24015

The United States Attorney's Office of the Western District of Virginia presents a free event, Chasing the Dragon: The Life of An Opiate Addict & Panel Discussion.

Opiate addiction destroys the lives of entire families and communities. Learn more about the epedimic and how you can help.
For more information, please visit us at, call 540-857-2250 or email

Panel Members

Warren Bickel, Ph.D
Director of the Addiction Recovery Research Center, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

John Burton, M.D.
Chair of Emergency Department, Carilion Clinic

Karl Colder
Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Michael Friedlander, Ph.D.
Founding Executive Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

John Fishwick
United States Attorney, Western District of Virginia

Cheri Hartman, Ph.D.
Roanoke Valley Hope Initiative

Tim Jones
Chief, Roanoke City Police

Adam Lee
Special Agent in Charg, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Janine Underwood


National Seat Check Saturday!

Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Valley View Mall (Target Parking Lot) - 4737 Valley View Blvd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012

Car Seat Checkup Event!!

Learn how to install your child's car seat and/or booster seat.  Find out if it's time for a change!

Safe Kids Southwest Virginia is hosting a car seat inspection event where nationally certified technicians can help you properly install your car seat.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Positively Pink Parade and Party

Saturday 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Valley View Mall (Barnes and Noble entrance) - 4802 Valley View Boulevard, NW, Roanoke, VA 24012

A procession in pink to celebrate life!

Dress up in your most outlandish pink attire and parade with friends and family as we join together to raise awareness by remembering those touched by breast cancer and celebrating the many survivors.  Remember, you MUST positively wear pink!!

Party bags available: $15.00/per bag, which includes a Panera bagel, chance to win a Pandora bracelet (from Fink's Jewelers) and a $10 Taste of Valley View ticket (food sampling from five different restaurants).

Taste of Valley View tickets available: $10.00/per ticket, which includes food sampling from five (5) Valley View Mall restaurants.

  • Registration will begin at 10:00 AM
  • Parade will begin at 11:00 AM
  • Pandora bracelet drawing: 12:15 PM

All proceeds will benefit the Every Woman's Life program, which provides free Mammograms to low-income, uninsured and underinsured women in the Roanoke Valley.

Please feel free to visit us on Facebook at or give us a call by contacting Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.  For more information about this event, feel free to contact Edie Naughton, RN and Community Health Educator at (540) 981-8077 and/or Catherine Hagan, Breast Nurse Specialist at (540) 224-3969.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Nurse Recruiting Event: Come Grow With Us

Monday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Building 3

LOCATION: Riverside Café, ground floor of Building 3 at 3 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, Va.

Same day interviews and offers
Nursing leaders ready to talk
Incentives for select untis

Our nurses enjoy:
*Supportive leadership, interprofessional teams and an innovative learning environment.
*College tuition, relocation benefits and higher wages
We have many opportunities available, including:
*Small and large award-winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, and Level 3 NICU
*Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Research Institute and Jefferson College of Health Sciences
*Comprehensive patient care services, such as inpatient, procedural, home health, hospice and outpatient

When a Patient is Dying: 10 Things Your Families Wish You Knew

Tuesday 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Auditorium

If you work with families of patients who have advanced or terminal illnesses, our upcoming conference can help you better understand their needs and challenges in discussing end of life issues with their loved ones.

Some of the topics covered at this conference include:

  • Define 10 needs of families who have a family member who is terminally ill.
  • Demonstrate ways to discuss the difficult topic that there is no more that may be done medically to save a patient’s life.
  • Discuss their own challenges and barriers in discussing end of life issues with patients, as well as ways to respond to those challenges.

To register for the course, call Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482. There is no fee for attending; however, space is limited to 50 participants and pre-registration is required.

For more information, view the flyer.

Blood Pressure and Diabetes Risk Assessment Screening

Friday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Goodwill Retail Store l 6315 Archcrest Dr., Roanoke, VA 24019 (Corner of Peters Creek & Airport Road)

Stop by Goodwill Industries, located on Peters Creek Road, Roanoke VA, to have one of our Carilion Clinic Health Educators take your Blood Pressure and conduct a Diabetes Risk Assessment.  This Health Screening is Free and we provide same day results.
Feel free to drop by on your lunch break!

Registration is not required! For more information, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

This Health Screening is held every fourth (4th) Friday of each month - We look forward to seeing you there!

12th Annual Starpoints Symposium

Saturday 7:15 am to 4:45 pm
3315 Ordway Drive, Roanoke, VA 24013

Join us for the 12 Annual Starpoints Symposium at the Holiday Inn Roanoke-Valley View. This symposium is for first responders, EMTs, paramedics and other pre-hospital personnel. Youth, ages 8-12, who are interested in preparedness and a possible career in emergency medicine are also invited to attend the Junior Starpoints session.

View the brochure for more information.

Community Wellness Fair at Family Insight

Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Roanoke Family Insight - 3433 Brambleton Ave, #201A, Roanoke, VA 24018

Carilion Clinic has partnered with Roanoke Family Insight to bring you this Community Wellness Fair on August 20, 2016 at 10:00 am.

Make sure and stop by to join us for this Free event.  Don't forget to visit the Carilion Clinic Safe Kids table while you're there!

For more information and details on this event, please contact Family Insight at (540) 266-7550.

Thank you!

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Tuesday 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Jackson Park Library - 1101 Morningside Street, SE, Roanoke, VA 24013

Change is Hard - We can Help!

Lose weight, gain tools for healthy living and reduce your risk of type (2) Diabetes.
How We Can Help:

  • Lifestyle Coach; Provides small classroom instruction over twelve (12) months to provide education and support
  • Supportive Environment; Work with others to learn how to adopt healthy habits; and
  • Big Rewards, Small steps; Learn strategies for eating healthier and increasing physical activity.

This Program is ongoing for twelve (12) months and meets weekly for (16) weeks to start.  You MUST attend the first meeting to continue with the Program.  Registration is Required!  

For more information about this program and to Register, please contact: 

Stephanie Gillenwater
Chronic Disease Coordinator
YMCA of the Roanoke Valley
Phone: (540) 387-9622

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Centers for Disease Control Prevention led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is nationally supported by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.

Did you Know? 1 out of 3 U.S. Adults has Pre-Diabetes, only 10% know they have it! 


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