Community Events and Health Talks

Walk Tacoma

Dates: April 1Walk Tacoma 20155 - August 5, 2015
Cost: Free

Join us for this CHI Franciscan Health sponsored series of walks, in downtown Tacoma. The walks are 1.5 - 2 miles and led by local experts. No registration required.

Times and Locations: April 15 - Brewery Walk, 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Meet at base of the UWT stairs on S. 19th and Pacific Ave. and walk with Michael Sullivan of Artifacts Consulting; Social following the walk at the Harmon Brewery and Eatery

May 6 - Waterfront Walk, Noon - 1 p.m.
Meet at Fireman's Park on S. 9th and A St. and walk with Wesley Wenhardt with Foss Waterway Seaport and Carola Filmer from Port of Tacoma

May 20 - Military History Walk, 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Meet at Tacoma Armory on S. 11th and Yakima Ave. and walk with Col. H. Charles Hodges, Jr., JBLM Commander; Social following the walk at the Odd Otter Brewing Company

June 3 - Public Art Walk, Noon - 1 p.m.
Meet at People's Park on S. 9th and MLK Jr. Way and walk with Amy McBride with the City of Tacoma

June 17 - Architecture Walk, Noon - 1 p.m. and 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Meet at Wells Fargo Plaza on S. 12th and Pacific Ave. and walk with David Boe, Architect / Deputy Mayor City of Tacoma; Social following the evening walk at The Forum

July 15 - Museum / Family Walk, Noon - 1 p.m.
Meet at Children's Museum of Tacoma on S. 15th and Pacific Ave. and walk with Robert Thoms, Tacoma City Council Member

August 5 - Scavenger Hunt, check-in 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. and return by 6:45 p.m. Walk and take public transit through downtown to find the answers to the clues. Bring a camera and meet at the WA State History Museum Plaza on S. 19th and Pacific Ave.; Social and awards following the event at Anthem Coffee & Tea from 6:45 - 8 p.m.


South Sound Go Red for Women Luncheon

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Museum of Glass
1801 Dock St.
Tacoma, WA 98402

Cost: $125

Join South Sound Go Red for Women signature sponsor CHI Franciscan Health at this annual event to bring greater awareness and raise funds for education and research as we fight against heart disease in women. Learn more about this event.
Go Red 2015


Register buttonAdvancements in Joint Replacement
John Jiganti, MD

Date: ThurJohn Jiganti, MDsday, May 21, 2015
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Allenmore Golf and Events Center, Lodge Hall (Elks)
2013 S. Cedar St.
Tacoma, WA 98405

Cost: Free

Registration: Register online or call toll-free 1-888-825-3227
Seating is limited and registration is required.

If joint pain is keeping you from the sports and fitness activities you enjoy, this free talk could get you back in the action. John Jiganti, MD, will discuss treatment options ranging from minimally invasive hip surgery to total and partial knee replacement. His personalized approach takes into consideration each patient's unique needs and expectations for orthopedic surgery.


Tacoma History Hike

Date: Sunday, June 2Tacoma History Hike8, 2015
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.; walk-up registration starts at 12:30 p.m.
Location: Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402

Cost: Kids ages 6 - 17, $10 for WSHS member or $15 for non-members; Adult, $20 for WSHS members or $25 for non-members; Family*, $40 for WSHS members or $50 for non-members; *family price is for teams with at least one child 12 and under.

What do you know about Tacoma's history? Explore downtown Tacoma as you collect the answers to historical trivia in a race against time! Proudly sponsored by St. Joseph Medical Center, the annual Tacoma History Hike involves your entire family in learning more about our area in an effort to enjoy exercise and community-building. The hike begins at the Washington State History Museum and leads you to a variety of checkpoints within a 1.5-mile radius, allowing you to walk, run, or bike the course. Each checkpoint provides the answer to a question of Tacoma-related historical trivia. Collect as many as you can in the time allotted, and return to the Museum for music, awards, goody bags, and free admission to the museum. It's a fun way to spend the day with family and friends, rain or shine.


2015 Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference

Date: WednCancer Survivorship Conferenceesday, August 12, 2015
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner St.
Tacoma, WA 98416

Cost: Free

Registration: Opens May 16, 2015; email christina.wellsrivera@cancer.org or call 253-207-5155
Seating is limited and registration is required.

Join us for the annual Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference at the University of Puget Sound in August. Connect with other survivors, experts and caregivers to learn about the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the cancer journey.