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Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Buffalo and Western New York chapter, will conduct an informational program and pledge support call-in Sunday from 6 to 10 a.m. on WBLK-FM 93.7. A benefit party with entertainment will be held that day at 5 p.m. in the Tap Room, 320 Pearl St. For ticket information, call 832-3044.

"Prostate Cancer," a free program for African-Americans, will be presented Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in American Cancer Society Community Center, 1490 Jefferson Ave. To register, call 882-6428.

"Discipline Made Simple," a program for parents and care-givers of young children 9 months and up, will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Hospital, Cheektowaga. Baby sitting is available and reservations are required; call 893-7675.

"Look Good, Feel Better," an American Cancer Society free program to help women deal with appearance changes that occur during cancer treatment, will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Dr. Liveleen M. Gill's office, 725 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. To register, call Camille at 674-4006.

"Looking Your Best," a free cardiac health education and cosmetics class, will be held next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Buffalo General Hospital. For information, call 859-2605.

"What the Elderly of Erie County Really Look Like," a free lecture for health professionals, students and other interested community members, will be presented next Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. in D'Youville College. For information, call Dr. Judy Schiffert at 881-8101.

"Family Anger and Violence, " a free program for men and women who want to break the cycle of relationships troubled by anger, chaos or domestic violence, will be held next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Mid Erie Counseling and Treatment Services, 1520 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. For information, call 895-6700.

Scleroderma Foundation will present a medical workshop and breakfast Oct. 9 in Adam's restaurant, Cheektowaga. Friday is the reservations deadline; call 627-3385 for information.

Support group meetings, with telephone numbers to call for information, include headaches, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Sisters Hospital, 447-6205 . . . families of Alzheimer's patients, Wednesday at 7 p.m. in DeGraff Adult Day Care, 82 Mead St., North Tonawanda, 694-7662 . . . Crohn's disease and colitis, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda, 833-2870 . . . families of children with uncontrolled seizures, Thursday at 7 p.m. in Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, 656-2020 or 685-1073 . . . grief, Monday at 7 p.m. in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, 298-2145 . . . ovarian cancer, next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in community room above Ames Department Store, Southgate Plaza, 675-8088 . . . expectant parents who have experienced the loss of a baby, next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Kathy Skipper at 568-6653 . . . breast cancer, next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 284-4084 . . . grief, next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Amherst, Chris Wachowicz at 741-2393 . . . grief issues for widowed persons, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. in Life Transitions Center, 3580 Harlem Road, 836-6460.

"Beyond Compulsive Overeating," a six-session workshop for people with a history of chronic dieting and compulsive overeating, will begin Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. in Hoover Middle School, Town of Tonawanda. Registration is required; call 629-8451.

A getaway weekend for expectant parents is being offered by Children's Hospital on Oct. 15 and 16 in Cameo's Inn Bed & Breakfast, Youngstown. Registration is required; call 878-7342.

Free skin testing is offered through the Erie County Department of Health for persons coming into contact with infectious tuberculosis. The testing is done in the TB Clinic at Erie County Medical Center. Call 898-3326 for appointments. Educational presentations on TB are available on request.

Free and confidential examination, diagnosis and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases is available Mondays through Fridays in the Erie County Health Department STD Clinic, 95 Franklin St., Room 262. The service includes confidential partner notification. HIV testing also is available. Appointments are not necessary. For information, call 858-7687. Educational programs are available on request.

A sibling preparation class for children ages 2 to 10 who are awaiting the arrival of a baby brother or sister will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston. Registration is required; call 298-2145.

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