A roundup of events geared toward healthy living


National Psoriasis Foundation 2006 conference, workshops and conversations with top researchers in the field, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., continues 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Portland Marriott Downtown, 1401 S.W. Naito Parkway, $75 members, $95 nonmembers includes all sessions, evening reception, two breakfasts and a luncheon program. Call 503-546-8386.


Psoriatic Arthritis Total Approach to Health seminar, sponsored by National Psoriasis Foundation, psoriasis-management techniques for people with the condition, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 2 World Trade Center, 121 S.W. Salmon St., preregistration required. Call 1-800-723-9166.


At-Risk-for-Diabetes seminar, sponsored by the Portland Clinic, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., 6640 S.W. Redwood Lane, $20, one support person may attend free. Call 503-221-0161, ext. 2254.


Diabetes: Invitation to a Healthier Life, sponsored by the Portland Clinic, first session of five-week class on controlling complications of Type 2 diabetes, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 800 S.W. 13th Ave., $300, might be covered by insurance, one support person may attend free. Call 503-221-0161, ext. 2254.


Effective surgical techniques for diagnosing and treating lung cancer, sponsored by Providence Health System, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Providence Portland Medical Center, amphitheater (B Level), 4805 N.E. Glisan St. Call 503-574-6595.


Providence Bridge Pedal health and wellness expo, sponsored by Providence Health System, activities and exhibits, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11, continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12, DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St., also opportunity to register for Aug. 13 Providence Bridge Pedal and Bridge Stride. Call 503-281-9198.

Children's bike helmet giveaway, sponsored by Health Net of Oregon, giveaway is part of Portland Twilight Criterium, Team Health Net cyclists also will autograph helmets, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. fitting, 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. autograph session, men's master race 7 p.m., men's professional race 8 p.m., helmets at Team Health Net motor coach, Southwest Madison Street and Park Avenue. Call 503-213-5000.

Providence Bridge Pedal, sponsored by Providence Health System, bicyclists can ride specified routes over six, eight or 10 Portland bridges with no car traffic, routes are 14, 24 and 36 miles, helmet required, no in-line skates, start times 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., check in at Southwest Salmon Street and First Avenue, $25 adults advance registration, $10 children 12 years and younger advance registration, $35 adults day of event, $15 children day of event. Call 503-281-9198 or visit

Providence Bridge Stride, sponsored by Providence Health System, baby strollers allowed, no in-line skates, 8 a.m., check in near Memorial Coliseum, North Broadway and Larrabee Avenue, $15 adults advance registration, $10 seniors (60 years and older), free children 12 years and younger, $20 adults day of event, $15 seniors day of event. Call 503-281-9198 or visit


Safeway's Portland Division raised $503,605 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Employees organized parking lot barbecues, bowling tournaments, used book sales and other fundraisers during National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in June.

Events are free unless noted.

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