Health happenings around the city

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Last year’s Scotland Run

Ever wanted to run in a kilt? Saturday’s 10th Annual Scotland Run & Festival will give you the chance to do so. The 10K in Central Park will end with a Scotland festival featuring
music from Scottish hip hop group Stanley Odd, a genealogist, a photo booth, outdoor survival tips from a Bear Grylls Survival Academy grad, a trip giveaway to Scotland (for one lucky runner), face painting, dances and more. Swing by between 8 a.m. and noon, and sign up for the race at www.nyrr.org.

The Swedish Institute will host a two-day health fair this Thursday and Friday on the importance of hypertension (high blood pressure) screening. Hypertension, which can show no symptoms, can lead to heart attack and stroke. Stop by 151 W. 26th St. anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for your free screening.

Crunch Gyms is launching Stiletto Strength this month — a podiatrist-approved high heel workout designed to improve posture and strengthen the core — in partnership with Nine West. Visit www.crunch.com for schedules.

If you spend your days at the water cooler comparing your recent CSA gets with your colleagues, consider signing up for Katchkie Farm’s Workplace CSA, which will deliver vegetables directly to your office. The 60-acre organic farm in Kinderhook, N.Y., is offering 22-week and 11-week programs, with the first shipments arriving on June 11. For 22 weeks, the cost per person is $580 (sounds pricey, but that’s a pretty reasonable deal), and for 11 weeks, the cost is $290. A minimum of 20 employees are needed from each office. Learn more and sign up at www.katchkiefarm.com.

Tonight, the American Cancer Society is hosting the first public screening of “Decoding Annie Parker,” a film starring Helen Hunt about the discovery of the BRCA gene and its connection to breast cancer. Tickets are available at  http://decodingannieparker.eventbrite.com/ and sales go back to the American Cancer Society. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a 7 p.m. premiere, at the Directors Guilt Theater (110 W. 57th St.).



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