Health & Wellness Calendar

December

1-31
Ugly Sweater 5K and 10K

December is a busy month, so this race allows participants to complete a 5K or 10K any time between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31. Participants register online, choose their own course to run or walk, then report the results to Moon Joggers. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Feed My Starving Children.
moonjoggers.com/events

16
Holiday Handstand Party

Join Yoga Landing for the Holiday Handstand Party that will help to build a foundation for hand and arm balance yoga poses. The workshop is open to all skill levels, and tickets are $40. yogalanding.net, 423.531.6977

January

6
Tennessee Running Tour – Trail of Tears

Take part in the longest state park running series in the U.S. and join the Trail of Tears 7-mile run. This historic course starts and ends at the Red Clay State Historic Area lodge in Cleveland. tennesseerunningtour.com, 615.290.0121

6-7
Freeze Your Half Off

All levels of runners and walkers are welcome at this run that includes 1-mile, 5K, 10K, half marathon, and double half marathon lengths. Complete the race and earn a mug “medal” for steaming hot chocolate after the race.
runsignup.com

16
Dad Ready: A Field Guide for First-Time Fathers

Being a dad is a big responsibility, and First Things First wants to make sure that first-time fathers are well-equipped. Get out of the usual classroom experience, and join Dad Ready at Cabela’s for information and dinner. Must register online.
firstthings.org 423.267.5383

26
IgniteRed

Be a part of this third annual networking opportunity for Chattanooga area women held by Southern Surgical Arts and the American Heart Association. Enjoy appetizers and wine and hear area civic leaders, executives, and philanthropists discuss ways our community can continue to fight heart disease, the number one killer of women in the U.S.
southernsurgicalarts.com, 423.266.3331

27
Pink!

Join in on A Night in Old Havana at the 13th annual Pink! Gala to support the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial. Attendees will enjoy cocktails, a four-course dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing with music by Party on the Moon, back by popular demand.
memorial.org/pink!, 423.495.4438

February

2
National Wear Red Day®

Celebrate the American Heart Association’s 15th annual National Wear Red Day®. The event is held on the first Friday in February to raise awareness about heart disease being the number one killer of women. The American Heart Association encourages everyone to wear red, raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk, and take action to live longer, healthier lives. goredforwomen.org

10
Cupid’s Chase 5K

Community Options invites runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs alike) to this annual 5K event. Proceeds support Community Options and help to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.
imatter.comop.org, 423.892.0022

14
One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising is a global campaign held on Valentine’s Day to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. Join the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults on the lawn of Bessie Smith Cultural Center for a crash dance party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy food trucks and live music, and raise your voice in the international movement.
partnershipfca.com, 423.755.2822

24
Heart Ball

The “Queen of Hearts” invites you to a magical evening at The Chattanoogan Hotel to celebrate the work being done through the American Heart and American Stroke Associations to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Enjoy a gourmet meal, bid on unique auction experiences, and dance the night away to the Young Hearts Band. chattanoogaheartball.heart.org, 423.763.4407

27
Siskin Possibilities Luncheon

Join Siskin Hospital for the 2018 Possibilities Luncheon. This year’s event will feature Will Reeve, Christopher Reeve’s son. Every year, Possibilities celebrates hope and courage in the face of adversity with all proceeds going to Siskin Hospital’s charity care patients. siskinrehab.org, 423.634.1208

March

2-4
Chattanooga Marathon

The Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, will highlight the unique qualities that make the Scenic City one of the best outdoor destinations. Runners can expect an exciting course unique to Chattanooga, which will include the Tennessee River, Lookout Mountain, Downtown, and more! Other races taking place include a half marathon, team relay, Classic 150 5K, Kid’s Fun Run, and the Chattanooga Challenge, new for 2018.
chattanoogamarathon.com, 423.883.4120

2
CELLARbration

This fun evening of a blind wine tasting and contest benefits the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. Nibble on hors d’oeuvres, sample wines, and vote for your favorite with a chance to go home with your own wine cellar valued at over $500.
hatcherfoundation.org/wine, 423.243.3471

3
Denim and Diamonds

Enjoy entertainment, dancing, and auctions at this Once Upon a Time themed event organized by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, Medical Foundation of Chattanooga, and Medical Alliance. All proceeds benefit the Project Access community health partnership and other community health initiatives. chattdenim.org, 423.622.2872

8
The Moth Ball® by CityScope®

The Moth Ball® by CityScope® will be returning in 2018 on March 8! Pull out your prom, bridesmaid, or any old dress, and join us for an evening of food, fun, and fashions from the past. Tickets include drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. New for 2018 due to popular demand, the Moth Ball® by CityScope® will offer an exclusive VIP Lounge! Each year, proceeds benefit one nonprofit that directly supports or cares for area women. The 2018 beneficiary will be Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program.
themothball.org

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