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Smokers who complete a Roswell Park Cancer Institute stop-smoking clinic in June will receive a voucher for a free two-week supply of nicotine patches or gum redeemable at Eckerd Drugs pharmacies. The clinic will begin Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital and continue the following two Mondays. The fee for the three-session clinic is $10. To be eligible for the voucher, smokers must be current daily cigarette smokers and at least 18 or older; be residents of Erie or Niagara counties; complete the three sessions; and not have a medical condition that would preclude using nicotine medication. To register, call 845-8046.

If you are a cancer patient, or have a family member or friend of a cancer patient, help is available through the Cancer Wellness Center Cancer Coach Program. Cancer coaches are people who have overcome the obstacles they had to face, and can encourage you to do the same. They are trained to listen when you need to talk; share information and resources that will assist you in your recovery; help you attain a more positive attitude; and help you face your situation with knowledge, strength and courage. For more information, call the center at 873-0905.

Janet M. Stone, author of "My Parents and Alzheimer's: A Daughter's Story," will speak at a free program for caregivers and families of Alzheimer's disease patients and related memory loss illnesses at 5:30 p.m. next Tuesday in Harbor at Orchard Park, 101 Sterling Drive, Orchard Park. For information, call Jamie Mathews at 675-1022.

A women's health symposium will be presented by WCA Hospital, Jamestown, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 at Chautauqua Institution. The $25 fee includes attendance at the symposium, lunch and a boat cruise. Wednesday is the reservations deadline; call 664-8289.

"Celebrating Puberty," a Take Charge health education program for mothers and daughters, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in Frontier Central High School, Hamburg. To register, call 648-7022.

A support group for women of color living with lupus will meet at 4 p.m. Monday in Mattie's Restaurant, 1412 Fillmore Ave. The program will feature a Dutch-treat dinner. For information, call the Lupus Alliance of Western New York at 835-7161.

WHYME House Foundation programs in June for cancer survivors include yoga at 2 p.m. Sunday; art expression workshops at 7 p.m. June 13 and June 27; drum circle, 10:30 a.m. June 14; polarity/reiki, 2 p.m. June 22; open support group, 2 p.m. June 29; teas, 3 p.m. Sunday and June 22; and a picnic on the porch at 2 p.m. June 8. All events are held in Hope Lodge, 197 Summer St. For more information, call Charlene Kane at 648-0285.

A four-session Freedom From Smoking program conducted by the American Lung Association will begin at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday in Town of Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. Some health insurers cover the $30 fee. For information or to register, call 691-5864.

Scleroderma Foundation of Western New York will hold its ninth annual walk June 8 at Hamburg Fairgrounds. Proceeds will benefit the foundation's Western New York chapter, which provides patient support, public education and funds for medical research. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. The entry fee -- $20 per person or $40 per family -- includes a T-shirt, post-party picnic, door prizes, clowns, and family entertainment. For information, call 826-9250.

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