Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk – SPC Striders

Join the SPC Striders in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk this Saturday October 18th!

Making StridesTo Participate:

  • Sign up online
  • Walk


1. Sign up online:

  • Visit
  • Click on Get Involved
  • Click Sign Up
  • Click Join a Team Today
  • Select Search for a Team
  • Type in SPC Striders then click Search
  • Click on the team name
  • Select the Join Our Team button
  • Create your personal fundraising goal and make your choice about donation options. You can choose to donate as much or as little as you want.
  • Finish entering your information, confirm and save



This Saturday, October 18

Vinoy Park (701 Bayshore Dr. NE, downtown St. Petersburg)

9:00 am (arrival time 8:00 – 8:30 am)

Dress: Casual and pink

Parking: Any of the garages or street parking

Sign in: Check in/Registration tent

Meeting Spot: The SPC Nursing Tent

Before the walk: Group photos, announcements, etc.

Walk: About 3 miles, non-competitive, and casual


Questions? Please contact Cara Sebastian, (727) 341-3402


Breast Cancer

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The Color Run – Clearwater

pink color run imageThe Color Run was founded in March of 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”.


For the race, participants will wear all white clothing and will be showered with colored powder as they run/walk the 5k course. The picture in this post acts as a $7 off coupon code CW3. Please feel free to use this code when signing up for the race.


Fellow SPC employee Kelli Stickrath, is an Ambassador for The Color Run in Clearwater on December 6th. Kelli’s team name is “It’s Easy Being Green”. Feel free to e-mail Kelli for more information.

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SPC Chapter of Golden Key Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

The St. Petersburg College chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society is proud to support breast cancer awareness month in October.

Golden KeyThe student chapter wants to remind everyone in the college and local community of the importance of monthly breast self-examinations and encourages students, staff and faculty to engage in this practice.

Additionally, Golden Key is reminding everyone about Yoplait’s campaign; previously know as Save Lids to Save Lives, a fundraising event that runs from October through February each year. For each lid that is turned in to Yoplait, a portion is donated to Race for the Cure and other breast cancer initiatives.

Helping this worthy cause is easy. Just collect your lids and mail them into Yoplait at P.O. box 44903, Atlanta, GA 30336 and e-mail Deborah Eldridge at with your tally of lids.

Another way to help is by joining Golden Key on October 11 at Carillon Park to walk/run in Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure event. You can register HERE. Once there, click on join a team. Create your login and then look for “SPC-GKS Students Who Care.” The cost is $30 per individual or $25 per student.Friends in the Fight

Please join us in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month and thank you in advance for your efforts.

Look for pink lids from these specifically marked products:

  • Yoplait
  • Betty Crocker
  • Green Giant
  • Totinos
  • Bisquick
  • Progresso
  • Pillsbury
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Fall 2014 Wellness Challenge

SPC Wellness’s most successful program is back!  Beginning Monday, October 6th, the Fall 2014 Wellness Challenge kicks off the healthiest six weeks of the Fall.  Employees will challenge themselves to live a healthier, more balanced lifestyle by:Team Laws  Disorder (6)

  • exercising more frequently
  • eating healthier
  • spending more time with family and friends
  • participating in stress relieving activities

Employees from each campus will track themselves on a personal tracker sheet. The tracker sheet is the tool to guide each individual’s progress. It can remind participants of their goals and give them online resources to help achieve them.

Some of the biggest “overlooked” benefits of participating are:

  • earning 10 points in the Wellness Rewards Program
  • competitive camaraderie between campuses, teams and individuals
  • the education provided through the tracker sheet and weekly, emailed updates

There will be many teams forming on each campus, but employees may also participate individually. During the Spring 2014 Wellness Challenge, there were 22 teams and a total of 245 participants. If any employees need assistance finding a team, email

More information on the Wellness Challenge will be delivered to registered employees via email. Registration is open until Wednesday, October 8th.

The Fall 2014 Wellness Challenge Tracker Sheet is available on the official homepage. Questions can be directed to Paula Schultz, Wellness Specialist, at 727-614-7042 or

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Fall Pre-Diabetes Seminars Coming to SPC Campuses

Could you be one of the 79 million Americans with pre-diabetes?

Learn to minimize your risk.

SPC Wellness Presents:DiabetesWholeFoodsTreatment-850x595

Free Pre-Diabetes Seminar

Reducing your Risk Using 3 Healthy Strategies

Led by a BayCare-Certified Diabetes Educator


This seminar will:

∙ Define diabetes and identify primary types (Pre-DM, GDM, Type 1, and Type 2).

∙ Identify diabetes risk factors and medical health flags.

∙ Explain concept of Hemoglobin A1c.

∙ Define insulin resistance.

∙ List a minimum of three lifestyle interventions supporting blood glucose management.

∙ Explain carbohydrate effects and the role it plays in blood glucose management.

∙ Discuss general recommended carbohydrate amounts for women/men.

∙ Identify food label serving size and total carbohydrate amount per serving.

∙ Identify pre-diabetes and diabetes management education support resources.


Important – and convenient:

∙ Diabetes and pre-diabetes are among the top chronic conditions of SPC employees.

∙ SPC is committed to working with employees to curb this trend.

∙ SPC has scheduled these sessions during the middle of the day to minimize time away from work.

∙ Employees may be “on the clock” for the part of the session that is beyond their lunch break.

∙ You’re welcome to “brown-bag it” and bring your lunch.



Participation in this seminar is worth 5 points in the Wellness Rewards Program.


Who’s invited:

Any SPC employee or dependent, whether diagnosed with a medical condition or not, is welcome to attend.  The dissemination of information is intended for use by the employee or the employee’s dependents.


Date Campus Room Times
Monday, 9/8 Health Education Center 274D 2-3:00 p.m.
Monday, 9/22 St. Petersburg/Gibbs SA-114 Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10/2 EpiCenter DO-143 2-3:00 p.m.
Monday, 10/6 Allstate 219 11:00 am – Noon
Thursday, 10/9 Tarpon Springs GA-423 Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Monday, 10/20 SPC Downtown DC-127 10 – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, 10/23 Clearwater ES-107 11:00 a.m. – Noon
Thursday, 10/30 Seminole UP-324 10 – 11:00 a.m.

 *All sessions are 60 minutes.



Pre-registration is required.


1.   Log into MySPC.

2.   Select Skillport from the bottom of the left “Main Menu.”

3.   Click on the “Browse the Library” tab at the top.

4.   Under SPC Professional Development, select WELLNESS.

5.   Click on the Fall Pre-Diabetes Seminar.

6.   Review the session schedule near the bottom – press the Details button on the left for more session information.

7.   Press the Enroll button – you will also be prompted to add the session to your “Learning Plan” this is recommended for ease of access to the class later if needed.

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