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The official kick off for Making Strides of Fayette-Lexington will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barrel House, 903 Manchester Street in Lexington. This event is designed to inspire the community to get involved and give volunteers the tools they need to be successful and help us finish the fight against breast cancer. The actual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is being held on Sunday, Oct. 23. Learn more about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and start a team at

Aug 6

The Big Latch On will be held a 9:30 a.m. to non at Pleasant Ridge Park in Lexington. Breastfeeding families come together to set a world record. Activities for small children, too. Groups of breastfeeding women will come together at registered locations around the world to all latch on their child at a set time (10:30 a.m. local). All the breastfeeding women and children are latched on for one minute at the set time and are counted by the witnesses. The numbers are added up to see if they can beat previous Big Latch On records.

The actual latch on will be at 10:30 a.m. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early in order to sign in and be ready to latch at 10:30. Also, pumping mommas are welcome to join and be included in the global count this year.

The event is sponsored by Mindful Moms of the Bluegrass and the Lexington-Fayette Co. Health Dept. For more information call 859-288-2348.


How will an expecting mother know if she is really in labor? For what reasons do she go to the hospital?  What can she expect at Baptist Health Lexington’s Labor and Delivery unit?  Answers to these questions as well as general information about visitation, labor progression, options for delivery, postpartum care, and policies and procedures at Baptist Health Lexington will be discussed on Sunday, Aug. 8 and Wednesday, Aug. 31  at 8:45 p.m.

A short slide show of the facilities will give a peek at the labor and delivery rooms, nurseries, and postpartum/mother-baby area. Mom and partner are encouraged to attend. Class is free. The class meets in the auditorium of the Baptist Health Lexington Education Center.

Aug 13

The 2016 Walk to End Lupus Now will be Saturday, Aug. 13, from 5 until 9 p.m. at Keeneland. The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the cruel mystery of lupus while giving caring support to those who suffer from its impact. The Walk to End Lupus Now is the signature event of the Lupus Foundation of America and a very important way the Mid-South Chapter brings attention to the cruel mystery of lupus in our service area of Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee.  Proceeds from the Walk fuel our impact, allowing us to launch and sustain programs – like Moves for Lupus, peer counseling, support groups, educational conferences and more – in communities where patients feel the most isolated.

Nearly 15 million caregivers within the U.S. provide care for individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia and they will be honored during A Night of Thanks Gospel Concert. Within Kentucky, there are over 260,000 caregivers providing over 300 million hours of unpaid care. Honor those caregivers by attending the “Night of Thanks” concert featuring gospel choirs, groups and soloists. The caregivers’ concert will be held at the Lima Drive Seventh Day Adventist Church  located at 541 Lima Drive in Lexington on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m.  All are welcome.

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Relay for Life Hope Lodge will be held Thursday, Aug. 25 from 5 until 9 p.m. at Hope Lodge of Lexington, 1500 College Way, Lexington. For more information, contact Paige Brown at or call 859.260.8288

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The Baptist Health Foundation Celebration of Care will be held Friday, Aug. 26 from 6 until 11:30 p.m. at the Keeneland Entertainment Center, 4201 Versailles Road. Baptist Health Foundation Lexington invites the public to celebrate those who care for our community. The elegant evening will includes dinner, dancing, a silent auction and many other festivities. For more information about sponsorship opportunities and purchasing tickets, contact Lindsey Dablow at 859.260.2569 or

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The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Fayette County Courthouse Plaza. Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Registration will be held at 9 a.m. with a special ceremony at 9:45 a.m. The walk will begin at 10 a.m.

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The Bluegrass Autism Walk will be held Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Legends ballpark

Events begin at 2 p.m. There will be lots of activities including: a 2K walk, silent auction, games and inflatables. Proceeds will be used for education, advocacy and support for central Kentuckians on the autism spectrum and their families, caregivers and the professionals who work with them.

This article also appears on page 15 of the August 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. For more Hamburg area news, subscribe to the Hamburg Journal weekly digital newsletter.