5 health events in Las Vegas this week

Adopt a duck, donate to breast cancer research

The Forum Shops at Caesars is offering a “Ducks for a Cure” drive to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation. During October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, guests can “adopt” pink rubber ducks for $5 each and set them afloat in the center’s reflecting pool at the base of the spiral escalator. Ducks are available at both guest services booths. Ducks can be personalized with messages to loved ones.

Danny Gans memorial run steps off Saturday

The Danny Gans Memorial Champions Run for Life will be held Saturday at Town Square on Las Vegas Boulevard South. The event, which will raise money for the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, will include a competitive 5K run, a fun run/walk and a team race. Runners, walkers and supporters are urged to “rock a tutu,” and awards will be available for best tutu and largest team. Early registration is $30 for adults and $22 for those age 12 and younger. All entries from 6:30-7:25 a.m. on race day cost $40. The 1-mile fun run/walk begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 5K, team and wheelchair and stroller divisions at 8 a.m. Register at active.com.

2 hospitals offering flat-fee mammograms

Valley Health Systems hospitals in Las Vegas are offering flat-fee $60 screening mammograms on weekdays in October. At Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 North Durango Drive, a physician’s order is required. Call 702-369-7710 to make an appointment. At Summerlin Hospital, 657 N. Town Center Drive, a physician’s order is not required, self-referrals are available for women age 40 and older who have no implants or history of breast problems. Call 702-233-7310 for an appointment. Insurance will not be billed. Results will be mailed to a primary care physician or, at Summerlin Hospital, to the medical director of the Breast Care Center.

Alzheimer’s walk at Town Square on Oct. 28

Individuals and teams can sign up for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Las Vegas event, which raises awareness and money for Alzheimer’s disease research and will be held Oct. 28. The event will also provide educational materials and honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with a Promise Garden ceremony. The event will begin at 7 a.m. at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Register at lasvegasalzheimerswalk.org.

Registration open for Las Vegas Kidney Walk

Registration is available for the third annual Las Vegas Kidney Walk, hosted by the National Kidney Foundation, which will step off at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at UNLV. More than 900 people are expected at the noncompetitive 5k walk, which is open to all ages. Register at donate.kidney.org or on event day beginning at 9 a.m.

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Pearl Harbor survivor Edward Hall talks about his memories of Dec. 7, 1941
U.S. Army Corps Edward Hall, a 95-year-old survivor of Pearl Harbor talks about his memories of that horrific day. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Roy Choi on cooking for Park MGM employees
As he prepares to open his new restaurant Best Friend later this month at Park MGM, celebrity chef Roy Choi took the time to cook for the resort’s employees Tuesday. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Best Friend Menu Reveal Wednesday
Chef Roy Choi tells us what to expect from Wednesday’s Facebook Live Menu Reveal for his new Park MGM restaurant Best Friend. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas Great Santa Run
People participated in the 14th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run which raises cubs for Opportunity Village.
World Holidays Exhibit At The Natural History Museum
Migratory Bird Day teaches adults and kids to celebrate birds
Different organizations offered activities for kids and adults to learn about birds and celebrate their migration journey at Sunset Park. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Interfaith Amigos speak in Las Vegas
Celebrity photographer dedicates dance book to Las Vegas shooting victims
Behind the scenes with local celebrity photographer Jerry Metellus as he talks about his Dance For Vegas coffee book dedicated to the 58 victims of the October 1 shooting. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Dreamsickle Kids Foundation founder Gina Glass talks awareness
Gina Glass, 35, founded Dreamsickle Kids Foundation to raise awareness for sickle cell disease in Nevada. (Jessie Bekker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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