Hemophilia walk is planned
A 1.5-mile Oklahoma Hemophilia Walk begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at South Lakes Park. The walk is sponsored by The Oklahoma Hemophilia Foundation in conjunction with the National Hemophilia foundation.
In support of the walk, St. Mary's Episcopal School in Edmond is having its annual Spirit Week. This year, all money raised during spirit week events will go to support The Oklahoma Hemophilia Walk team of second-grader Evan Smith and his team “Evan's Entourage.”
Evan, 7, has severe hemophilia A — meaning his body has almost none of a vital component that helps his blood to clot after an injury. This will be the third year St. Mary's has committed to Evan's team and the hemophilia foundation.
Registration for the walk is free and begins at 9:30 a.m. Family activities are planned for before and after the walk. For more information or to register or donate online, go to www.okhemophilia.org and click on the OHF Benefit Walk tab.
Sexual assault awareness
YWCA will host 2-Minute 5k
Research shows someone becomes a victim of sexual assault every two minutes. April is Assault Awareness month and Saturday, YWCA Oklahoma City is hosting its 5th annual 2-Minute 5k at Stars and Stripes Park at Lake Hefner. The event aims to prevent future assaults by raising awareness in Oklahoma communities. All proceeds will go toward YWCA's programs to help victims of sexual assault.
Online registration is open until 5 p.m. Thursday at www.ywcaokc.org. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children participating in the Kiddie K one-kilometer race. Registration can also be completed on the day of the event beginning at 8 a.m. and will cost $30 for adults or $15 for children.
Film focuses on assisted suicide
The 15th annual Documentary Film Series at Oklahoma City University will continue at 2 p.m. Sunday with Peter Richardson's “How to Die in Oregon.”
All screenings in the series are free and will be in the Moot Court Room in Sarkeys Law Center, NW 23 and Kentucky Avenue.
The film explores Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law. Oregon became the first state to legalize the practice in 1994, which allows any individual whom two physicians diagnose as having less than six months to live to request a fatal dose of barbiturate to end their life. Since then, more than 500 Oregonians have taken their mortality into their own hands.
In this acclaimed film, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether — and when — to end their lives.
For more information about the series, go to www.okcu.edu/film-lit, call Harbour Winn, director of OCU's Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film and Literature at 208-5472, or email email@example.com.
Website helps hikers pick trails
A new website brings valuable information for travelers planning to hit the trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. RockyMountainHikingTrails.com gives hikers interested in Rocky Mountain National Park a robust source of trail information at their fingertips. The site offers detailed information on more than 70 hikes, including trail descriptions, key features, pictures, maps, elevation profiles and more.
Additionally, the site is organized to make it easier for hikers to compare and choose trails that best suit their hiking preferences.
With this new website, hikers can choose trails based on either location within the park, hiking difficulty and key features, or they can simply look at an alphabetical listing. RockyMountainHikingTrails.com uses a mathematical formula to rate trail difficulty which gives hikers a comparable reference point between trails. This information will benefit any day hiker — including people looking for a short stroll to a nearby waterfall, the long distance hiker looking to climb Hallett Peak, as well as hikes of varying lengths and difficulty.
RockyMountainHikingTrails.com is the sister site to www.HikinginGlacier.com, on Glacier National Park in Montana, and www.HikingintheSmokys.com, a leading hiking website for the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.