Free Skin Cancer Screening—May 11

May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Prevention month. It’s vital that skin cancers are detected and treated as early as possible. Dermatology and Surgery of Southern Ohio is offering a free skin cancer screening on Wednesday, May 11 from 3-5 p.m. at its West Chester office. No appointment is necessary. Each screening includes a full-body skin exam and a copy of the screening results for each patient. Spend ten minutes for a screening by skin specialists that could save your life. Dermatology and Surgery of Southern Ohio is located at 7132 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Liberty Township. 513.858.6900

First Annual Corporate Food Fight

Put down that spoonful of mashed potatoes—this is no ordinary food fight! Join the 2016 Corporate Food Fight to fight hunger in our community. Local companies of similar size compete against each other to make the most food donations and be crowned as Food Fight Champions. The goal of this food drive is to restock the summer shelves at Reach Out Lakota. All local companies are invited to collect money and non-perishable food items to compete or become an event sponsor. Deadline to sign up is May 27. Winners will be announced at a party at Liberty Center’s Sabin Hall on June 24, 4-6 p.m. For a shopping list of needed items and information to join the fight, contact Peyton Gravely at Reach Out Lakota. 276-358-0128

Register Now for Heel to Heal Race—June 11

Online registration is now open for the fourth annual Heel to Heal 5K or 10K Run/Walk on June 11. Heel to Heal was developed as a fun and healthy way to broaden the awareness of Healing Touch energy therapy. Participants can sign up for a free 15-minute Healing Touch session pre- and post-race. This dog-friendly event also offers Healing Touch for Animals. This is one of the area’s few 10K races and is conveniently located at the scenic Voice of America Park. The top three overall winners for the male and female 5K and 10K walk and run categories will all receive a certificate for a free one-hour massage from Elements Massage. Other race details include chip timing, a high-quality technical shirt, stretch yoga, massage therapy, healthy snacks, face painting and more.

Gallery Veronique is Expanding Consultation Services

Gallery Veronique will now accept home and office consultations in West Chester and Liberty Townships, giving an opportunity for area residents to enjoy a full service gallery with try-at-home convenience. Their services include customized research to find the perfect artwork for their client’s décor and style preferences. Veronique has operated and owned Gallery Veronique for 21 years, located at The Shops at Harper’s Point in Montgomery. Their artwork ranges from traditional to contemporary styles and includes both original artwork and reproductions. With their custom frame shop, they can offer a finished product of quality and individuality. Gallery Veronique has been part of Homearama for the last 15 years and will be in this year’s show in West Chester with brand new Art from Chicago and New York. 513.530.5379

Youth of the Year Announced by The Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty

Cierra McCarthy was named as the first ever Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty (BGCA). The Youth of the Year program honors our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures and encourages all kids to lead, succeed and inspire. 11-year old McCarthy is recognized by BGCA for her leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle. In the Club, McCarthy participates in Torch Club, Fashion, Science Club and History. Outside of the BGCA, she enjoys horseback riding, gymnastics, dance and Girl Scouts. McCarthy has also done community service at a local animal shelter. Held at Sabin Hall at Liberty Center, event sponsors included: The Liberty Center Foundation, Brio’s Tuscan Grille, Great American Cookie Company and Simply Mac.

2016 Gold Standard Award for McSwain Carpets & Floors

Congratulations to McSwain Carpets & Floors for the recent honor of receiving a prestigious award—the exclusive 2016 Gold Standard Award for Excellence in Retailing. Given by the World Floor Covering Association, this national award showcases McSwain’s commitment to exceed customer expectations and provide an excellent level of service in every step of the flooring process. McSwain Carpets & Floors offers premium flooring selections and services, exclusive products and warranties and an expert team of trained product professionals. Now celebrating its 48th anniversary, McSwain Carpets & Floors is a family-owned business located at 7332 Tylersville Road, West Chester. 513.759.8400

American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Lakota East High School

Lakota East High School is once again sponsoring an American Cancer Society Relay for Life on Friday, May 13 through the early morning hours of Saturday, May 14. Over the last four years, Lakota East students have raised over $120,000 with this fundraiser. This year, 1 in 5 students, approximately 600, are expected to participate. Under the guidance of senior student and Chair, Rose Middleton, and Rich Bryant and Craig Ulland, staff of the Lakota East High School Athletic Department, Relay for Life of Lakota East High School is projected to raise over $60,000 this year. At this overnight experience, team members from Lakota East camp out around a track and take turns walking through the night.

Save the Date for Ladies Night Open House—June 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle at our Ladies Night Open House as we celebrate all of the fabulous women in our community. On Thursday, June 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m., pop into this free event to enjoy wine, desserts from Cozy’s Cottage, giveaways and a chance to meet some of our Women to Watch. Register to win prizes totaling over $2,800 in value. Meet some of our advertising partners that make this magazine possible, including: Dermatology & Surgery, Diet Center, Shaklee, Cozy’s Cottage and Blow Dry Bar & Salon. Gather at 7132 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Suites 200 and 500—the lobbies of Dermatology & Surgery and Blow Dry Bar & Salon. See the ad on page 31 for additional details. We hope to see you there!