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November 06, 2000|MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

Run for Cancer

The Terry Fox Run benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica will be held Sunday at Veterans Administration Park in West Los Angeles. The 10K run, 5K run/walk and the children's fun run will cost $25 for adults and $20 for children and seniors. (310) 582-7073.

EDUCATION

* Tuesday: Adult CPR/Heartsaver class will include a lecture on safety and hands-on practice of CPR skills. Little Company of Mary Hospital, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 6-10 p.m. $22. Reservations required. (800) 618-6659.

* Wednesday: "Talking With Your Doctor" will teach the skills necessary to communicate with health care providers. Beach Cities Health Center, Beach Cities Room, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. (310) 374-3426, Ext. 126.

* Wednesday: "Heart Healthy Holiday Eating," led by a registered dietitian. San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, 1300 W. 7th St., San Pedro. 7-9 p.m. Free. (800) 618-6659.

* Thursday: "Advantages of Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease: Psychological and Social Aspects." Granada Hills Community Hospital's Center for Aging, Research and Evaluation, 10339 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. 6-8 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 366-1967.

LECTURES

* Thursday: "Everything You Need to Know About Joint Replacement but Were Afraid to Ask," led by an orthopedic surgeon, will focus on joint replacement, when it should be done and what to expect when having surgery. Methodist Hospital Auditorium, 300 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (626) 574-3733.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Today: "Living Well With Diabetes." City Terrace Bible Church, 1441 N. Herbert Blvd., Los Angeles. 7-9 p.m. Contact Art Lerma at (323) 722-8354.

* Tuesdays: Support group, led by a psychotherapist, for cancer patients and their families. California Hospital's Donald P. Loker Cancer Center, 1338 S. Hope St., Los Angeles. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Also at St. Vincent's Cancer Treatment Center, 201 S. Alvarado St., Los Angeles. 1-2:30 p.m. (Spanish-language support group also available.) Free. Contact the Wellness Community-West L.A. at (310) 314-2555.

* Wednesdays: Brain injury group for patients and caregivers. Betty Clooney Foundation, 4426 Village Road, Long Beach. (Other times and locations available.) (562) 938-9005.

* Wednesday: Mental illness support group. South Coast Medical Center, Classroom No. 4, 31872 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. 6:30-8 p.m. (Other times and locations available.) (714) 544-8488.

* Wednesday: Lymphedema support group. Wellness Community-South Bay Cities, 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. 7-9 p.m. Contact Rita Aron at (310) 820-6065.

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