Community Event

Rise and Shine Health Walk

Monday 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Carilion Clinic Franklin Memorial Hospital, (Meet at the Taliafarro Street Entrance) - 180 Floyd Ave, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

"An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day" said Henry David Thoreau.  And how right he was!

Starting your day with a walk around town has many benefits.  It gives you a natural energy boost and you feel revitalized.  Physical activity early in the morning is helpful because it ensures greater mental sharpness for the rest of the day.  You also feel more active and fresh throughout the day.  

Due to the hilly nature of town, this walk will be rated moderate in difficulty.  Please plan to war appropriate shoes and clothing - and please bring water for hydration.

Pre-registration is not required.  

We will meet at the Taliafarro Street Entrance of the hospital.   Hope to see you there! 


Rocky Mount Tree Walk

Monday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Rocky Mount Library - 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Join us for a leisure walk around town with frequent stops for discussion about our town's trees.

Families are welcome!

Please be sure to wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for walking!

Registration not required.  For any questions you may have and/or for more information, please contact Gail Nordhaus, Carilion Community Health Educator at (540) 484-8569.

We look forward to seeing you and your family there!

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


Family Fun Day - Rocky Mount

Monday 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Rocky Mount Farmers Market - 435 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Family Fun Day is sponsored by the FRESH Coalition of Franklin County.  The event will include a free meal and activities for families as supplies last.  

Registration not required.  Carilion Clinic and other community organizations will sponsor a family activity.

We look forward to seeing you and your family there!

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


Pink Ribbon Challenge Kick Off!

Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Rocky Mount Library - 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

What is Pink Ribbon Challenge?

During Breast Health Awareness Month in October, we will be scheduling wellness opportunities throughout the entire month.  Pre-registered participants can choose from several different activities that promote health and wellness, such as: 

  • Using a free pass to the YMCA;
  • Scheduled walking events;
  • Health themed movie's at the Library;
  • Suggested health readings;
  • Getting your Mammogram scheduled, etc.

Participants will be given a tracking calendar, as well.  At the end of October, participants who have completed at least four (4) different scheduled activities will qualify to win a Kendall reader.

For more information and/or to register, please call Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

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

History Walk and Picnic

Wednesday 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Waid Park - 701 Waid Park Road, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Come and enjoy this free and easy guided hike in Waid Park (Franklin County) with stops along the trail to reveal the local history of the area.  Pack your lunch box to enjoy a group lunch at one of the park's shaded community picnic sites.  

Pre-Registration is required.  To register please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

All participants are responsible for providing their own mean and picnic needs.

We hope to see you there!


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