All Events and Health Talks

St. Joseph Medical Center Blood Drive

Giving BloodDate: Tuesday, March 31
Time: noon - 5 p.m.
Location: Lagerquist Conference Room B,
St. Joseph Medical Center,
1717 S. J St.,
Tacoma, WA 98405

Cost: Free

Help us save lives by giving the gift of life. It’s easy and fast, and you’ll get a snack for your efforts. Walk-ins welcome! Open to the public. Come by during your lunch, or before or after your shift. Our goal is to have 50 donors. Please try and sign up in advance by calling 1-877-24-BLOOD. CHI Franciscan Health and Cascade Regional Blood Services appreciate your support.

Register button11th Annual Kitsap Family Fun Run and Fitness Fair

Fun FairDate: Sunday, April 12, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: President's Hall at Kitsap County Fairgrounds
1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road
Bremerton, WA 98311

Cost: Free

Registration: Registration form

This event is a culmination of a 6-week fitness program for children and their families where participants accumulate 26.2 miles (a marathon's worth!) of fitness mileage. The run/walk is professionally timed by Race Directions and each participant receives a finish ribbon. The event put on by the Medical Society is part of our ongoing effort to raise awareness around the important issue of Childhood Obesity. This is also a fitness/nutrition fair where massage, yoga, disc golf, soccer, and fitness/nutrition booths and activities are available and on display. More information can be found on the Medical Society's website.

Register buttonTreating Your Foot and Ankle Issues
Chad Farley, DPM, FACFAS

Date: WeChad Farley, DPMdnesday, April 15, 2015
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hampton Inn and Suites 1515 S. Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371

Cost:  Free

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

Join Chad Farley, DPM, FACFAS as he discusses current treatment protocols for common foot and ankle conditions, including sports-related injuries, plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoes and more. As a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Dr. Farley believes in developing customized care plans to address his patients' specific ailments. Dr. Farley provides services in Bonney Lake, Puyallup and Lakewood.

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, Washington, 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 buttonAddressing Our Athletes Foot and Ankle Ailments
Sarah Shogren, DPM and Kaari Runge, PT  

Date: TuesdSarah Shogren, DPMay, April 28, 2015
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Courtyard by Marriott Federal Way,
31910 Gateway Center Blvd. S.,
Federal Way, WA 98003

Cost: Free

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

As a former athlete herself, Sarah Shogren, DPM and Kaari Runge, PT, will discuss non-surgical and surgical treatment options for the everyday active individual, including a variety of foot and ankle conditions and common everyday physical therapy exercises designed to address foot and ankle pain. Sarah will discuss the most common issues she treats, including bunions, neuromas and sports injuries, including ankle sprains and degenerative arthritis.

Register buttonWest Seattle 5K

Date: SundaWest Seattle 5Ky, May 17, 2015
Time: 8 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Alki Beach, West Seattle

Cost: Varies, see registration page

Registration: Register online

Participants will enjoy a beautiful, five kilometer course along Alki Avenue SW. The course begins at the Alki Bath House and then proceeds east along Alki Avenue SW. At Anchor Park, runners return to the starting point. This is a USATF-certified course. More information can be found on

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, Washington 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.