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Dr. Mark W. Cannon to Speak at the Great Falls Senior Center March Event

The Great Falls Senior Center (GFSC) has announced Dr. Mark W. Cannon as a guest speaker for the March 4 event. He has lectured at more than 70 institutions in 18 countries.

Cannon has held high positions in each of the three branches of government. Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice of the United States; Staff Director, Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution 1985-1988, including creation of six-week unit on the Constitution that has been taught to 30 million students; providing liaison to public and private entities and helping plan and implement improvements throughout the American system of justice; provided innovative leadership in corporate, investment, think tank, and academic and government settings, with emphasis on imaginative goals and workable cost effective strategies and implementation.

The March 4 event will be held at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church, 1020 Springvale Road, Great Falls. The program runs 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes lunch. A modest contribution is appreciated.

The event is being sponsored by Brightview Assisted Living Great Falls, opening summer 2014.

Reservations are a must. To reserve, email Polly Fitzgerald at pollyfitz1@verizon.net or call 703-759-4345. Guests who require transportation to attend, call Gene or Maddie McCabe at 703-438-0810.

Loebig Chiropractic & Rehab to Host Blood Drive

Loebig Chiropractic & Rehab and The American Red Cross will be hosting a community blood drive in Great Falls at the office of Dr. Glenn Loebig, 754 Walker Rd, Great Falls on Tuesday, April 15, 1 – 6 p.m.

The need for blood locally remains constant, and donations are needed to offset recent blood shortages. People can donate a pint of blood every 56 days and each donation can help save up to three lives. Blood donations help a variety of patients, including those going through cancer treatments, surgical patients and premature babies, among many others. Donors are encouraged to eat a meal prior to giving blood and drink plenty of water.

Blood donation requirements include a photo ID, a minimum weight of 115 pounds and minimum age of 17. A 16-year old may donate blood with written parental consent and there is no upper age limit for donating blood. Many health conditions and medications do not prevent someone from donating blood.

Call 703-757-5817 with any questions.

Serving the Great Falls area for over 16 years, Dr. Glenn Loebig and his staff specialize in difficult and challenging cases of spinal disc injury and trauma, whiplash, scoliosis, and degenerative diseases-and also focuses on treating complex sports and extremity injuries.