November 2, 2001

Community Notes:

CanStruction is Coming to San Diego

How many cans of food will it take to build an 800 cubic foot Hotel Del Coronado?

You can find out during Canstruction, a competition event that teams local architects, engineers and others in the building industry to create giant sculptures made entirely out of canned food.

The San Diego Chapter of the Society of Design Administration has decided to bring this event, which will benefit the San Diego Food Bank, to San Diego County. The sculptures will be open to the public on November 16, 17 and 18. Admission to the event is three cans of food.

"It's exciting to be hosting San Diego's first Canstruction event", said Julie King, chair, San Diego Canstruction Committee. "Hunger is a problem that hurts everyone. With CanStruction we hope to bring awareness to the issue of hunger and raise thousands of pounds of food for the San Diego Food Bank."

Canstruction is an international event and has been held in 37 cities in the U.S. and Canada. All of the food used during the competition is donated to local America's Second Harvest food banks. Last year, the combined cities' competitions raised more than 780,000 pounds of food.

"We are so pleased that the San Diego Chapter of the Society of Design Administration has decided to host a Can-struction competition in San Diego," said Mike Doody, director, San Diego Food Bank. "This is an event we are really looking forward to. Not only because the food from the competition will be able to help thousands of local families, but to see what type of creative designs the teams come up with! It's definitely one of the most creative canned food drives we have been a part of."

If you would like more information about Canstruction, call (858) 578-5863 or go to .

Female Cancer Patients Can Look Good, Feel Better with Free Program

Women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer are invited to participate in "Look Good, Feel Better," a program designed to help female cancer patients learn how to restore their appearance through the use of wigs, makeup and accessories. The two-hour, hands-on workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., in the Wellness Community office inside the Kimball Senior Center, 1221 D Ave., in National City. The class is conducted in Spanish and English.

Participants receive a complimentary kit of cosmetics to use during the program and take home for their personal use. Reservations are mandatory as space is limited to 10 patients per session. The program is offered as a partnership of the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) Foundation, and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA).

Other Look Good Feel Better workshops are held on a regular basis throughout San Diego County. Please call (800) ACS-2345 for reservations or additional information.

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