All 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 one and a half - two miles and led by local experts. No registration required.

Times and Locations: July 15 - Museum / Family Walk, Noon-1 p.m.
Meet at Children's Museum of Tacoma on South 15th and Pacific Avenue 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 South 19th and Pacific Avenue; Social and awards following the event at Anthem Coffee & Tea from 6:45-8 p.m.

Lakewood Farmers Market presented by St. Clare Hospital

Date: TuesdLakewood Farmers Marketays, June 2-September 15, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Lakewood City Hall
6000 Main Street Southwest
Lakewood, WA 98499

Cost: Free

St. Clare returns as presenting sponsor as you say hi to your best health! Enjoy fresh food, arts and crafts and entertainment! Stop by the St. Clare table for free blood pressure checks and more.

Summer Sounds at Skansie

DatSummer Soundses: June 16-August 18, 2015
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Skansie Brothers Park
3211 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Cost: Free

The annual Summer Sounds at Skansie event, proudly sponsored by St. Anthony Hospital, returns every Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m., June 16-August 18 at Skansie Brothers Park. Hear live music and enjoy restaurant delivery service to the park by many of Gig Harbor's favorite downtown eateries. The full line-up: June 16 - The Coats; June 23 - Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band; June 30 - 133rd Army Band; July 7 - Hook Me Up; July 14 - Michael Anthony Pratt; July 21 - Beatniks; July 28 - Sarah Gerritsen with Bradford Loomis; August 4 - Ranger and the Re-Arrangers; August 11 - Austin Jenckes; August 18 - Funaddicts

Register buttonMiles for Meso

Date: SMiles for Mesoaturday, July 4, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Federal Way Community Center
876 South 333rd Street
Federal Way, WA 98003

Cost: prior to April 30: $20; price increases after this date. Kids 17 and under: $15

Registration: Register online or at the FWCC.

The Mesothelioma Foundation and the Federal Way Community Center host the fourth annual Miles for Meso Washington Memorial 5K Run/Walk for mesothelioma awareness and research. St. Francis Hospital is a contributing sponsor of this event.

Register buttonSummerFEST Triathlon
presented by St. Clare Hospital

Date: SatuLakewood SummerFEST Triathlonrday, July 11, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: American Lake
Ft. Steilacoom Park
8714 87th Avenue Southwest
Lakewood, WA 98498

Cost:  Free

Registration: Register online

For the third straight year, St. Clare Hospital will serve as the presenting sponsor. Whether as individuals or teams, all CHI Franciscan Health employees, family members and friends are invited to participate. This fun and competitive sprint triathlon takes place in Lakewood and is open to participants 15 years of age and older. The course consists of: * ½ -mile swim starting and ending from the shore at American Lake Park * 14-mile bike course looped through the streets of Lakewood, Steilacoom, JBLM and Pierce County and * 3.1-mile run at Fort Steilacoom Park. The race will start along the shore of American Lake and will end at Fort Steilacoom Park.

We are also seeking volunteers to be part of this event! To sign up to be a volunteer, contact Vanessa Gathen via email at

Relay for Life 2015

Relay for Life 2015Support the American Cancer Society and those you remember and love by participating in the 2015 Relay for Life. CHI Franciscan Health is a Gold Sponsor of the 2015 ACS Relay for Life events listed below. Raise $50 and receive a FREE CHI Franciscan Health t-shirt!

Click on a team link below for information or to register. Not interested in walking but would like to participate? Teams will welcome your gift of support to the American Cancer Society.

Federal Way: May 29 and 30
noon start
Team CHI Franciscan Federal Way

Gig Harbor: June 12 and 13
6 p.m. start
Team CHI Franciscan Gig Harbor

Tacoma: June 6 and 7
noon start
Team CHI Franciscan Tacoma

Lakewood: June 12 and 13
6 p.m. start
Team CHI Franciscan Lakewood

Burien: June 12 and 13
7 p.m. start
Team CHI Franciscan – Highline

Bremerton: June 27 and 28
noon start
Team CHI Franciscan – Harrison


Enumclaw: July 11 and 12
noon start
Team CHI Franciscan – Enumclaw

CHI Franciscan Health Relay for Life event flyer

Register buttonShoulder Injuries and Treatment for our Athletes
Nelson Hager, MS, MD and Jestyn Cummings, ARNP/FNP, MSN

Date: ThurHager Cummingssday, July 23, 2015
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Location: Online webinar

Cost: Free

Registration: Register online

Do you have chronic shoulder pain or a nagging injury that won't go away? During this live webinar, Nelson Hager, MS, MD and Jestyn Cummings, ARNP/FNP, MSN will guide you through the basic anatomy of a shoulder, mechanisms of injury and non-surgical and surgical treatment options. With a board certification in physical medicine and sports medicine, Dr. Hager specializes in exercise-related musculoskeletal injuries. Jestyn, a specialist at the Sports, Orthopedics & Spine Health Center, brings expertise in orthopedics and sports medicine, where he provides orthopedic and sports injury assessments.

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 North Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98416

Cost: Free

Registration: Opens May 16, 2015; email 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.

Living with Grief Through the Holidays

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: University Place Presbyterian Church
8101 27th Street West
University Place, WA 98466

Cost: Free

This program provides practical information about what to expect during the upcoming holidays and ideas for taking care of yourself and your family while grieving during special and difficult times of the year. Music presented by the Tapestry Singers.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Traci Lenzi at 253-534-7181

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Hospice House
2901 Bridgeport Way Southwest
University Place, WA 98466

Cost: Free

This workshop is free of charge and includes light refreshments and handouts. Lunch is not provided. To RSVP or for more information, contact:
Susan Mix at 253-534-7016 or Traci Lenzi at 253-534-7181. Please RSVP no later than November 6, 2015.

Grief and the Holidays

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Third Floor, Cedar Education Rooms 1 and 2
Highline Medical Center
16251 Sylvester Road Southwest
Burien WA 98166

Cost: Free

This event is free of charge. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Chaplain Amy Hitchens 206-244-9970 ext. 5368 or Peggy McEntee at 253-661-4077. Please RSVP no later than November 30, 2015.