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ACE HARDWARE TO BE ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL NATIONAL SPONSOR FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK CHAMPIONS P

ACE HARDWARE TO BE ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL NATIONAL SPONSOR FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK CHAMPIONS P

Haley Richardson, 10-year old Wolfson Children’s Hospital patient

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will officially announce that Ace Hardware is the sponsor for the 2011 Champions Program.  In conjunction with its title sponsorship of this year’s Champions Program, Ace Hardware, in partnership with our vendor partner, Procter & Gamble, will conduct an in-store product promotion and icon campaign fundraiser to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Brooks Rehabilitation Offers Free Health Fair - “Keeping a Safe and Active Lifestyle in your Home”

Brooks Rehabilitation Offers Free Health Fair - “Keeping a Safe and Active Lifestyle in your Home”

Brooks Rehabilitation will join the nation in recognizing September 23rd, the first day of Fall, as Falls Prevention Awareness Day.   Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. Falls remain the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injury for older Americans. According to data from the State of Florida and the Florida Department of Health/Office of Injury Prevention, Floridians aged 65 and older account for more than 150,000 hospital treated injuries from falls with medical charges exceeding $2.5 billion dollars.

TONIGHT: St. Vincent's HealthCare to Host Bra Decorating Party

TONIGHT: St. Vincent's HealthCare to Host Bra Decorating Party

This October pink is the new black.  Women and a few good men from all over the first coast will be putting on their pink bras in support of breast cancer awareness month. The "Put on Your Pink Bra" concept is part of a statewide American Cancer Society campaign designed to empower women.

To get in the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness month, St. Vincent's HealthCare will host a bra decorating party at Maggiano's Little Italy at the St.Johns Town Center on September 20th from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.  RSPV today for one of the two sessions (5 p.m.-6:15 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.) at www.jaxhealth.com/braparty or call 308-6155.  You will need to bring your own pink bra to the party, but we will supply the decorations.

O’Steen Volkswagen Hosts Launch Party for the 2012 Volkswagen Passat

 

O’Steen Volkswagen will be hosting a Launch Party for the 2012 Volkswagen Passat at its location on Phillips Highway, south of 9A, on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011.  This event marks the third of a series of Passat Premiere events that O’Steen VW has held over the past 2 months, to showcase the new 2012 Passat, which includes the 2.5 liter gasoline SE version, and a 2.0 liter TDI SEL Clean Diesel version, that gets 795 miles per one tank of fuel.

TODAY: YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

TODAY: YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

One in three people in America are at risk for type 2 diabetes. That's more than 79 million people, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is the gateway to many additional health complications including, heart disease, nerve disease, kidney disease, stroke, blindness and more. Because diabetes is a silent and progressive disease, 50 percent of those at high risk do not realize it.

Type 2 diabetes is preventable if you make a change before it's too late, but there's no turning back once you receive a diagnosis.

YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

One in three people in America are at risk for type 2 diabetes. That's more than 79 million people, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is the gateway to many additional health complications including, heart disease, nerve disease, kidney disease, stroke, blindness and more. Because diabetes is a silent and progressive disease, 50 percent of those at high risk do not realize it.

Type 2 diabetes is preventable if you make a change before it's too late, but there's no turning back once you receive a diagnosis.

The YMCA is doing everything possible to raise awareness for the startling reality of our country's diabetes epidemic. Locally, the Y has planned a week of free screenings, September 19 through 22, open to everyone in the community to learn their risk.

Skip Suiting Up on Miracle Jeans Day

Skip Suiting Up on Miracle Jeans Day

 

Jacksonville, FL (August 30, 2011)-  It’s time to pull your favorite pair of blue jeans out of the closet and go casual for kids!  Miracle Jeans Day is coming up on September 14, 2011, and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is hoping you will join us in making miracles happen in the lives of First Coast children.  All donations from participants will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which purchases critically needed medical equipment and Child Life resources for the pediatric programs of Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. 

 

“Miracle Jeans Day” was created by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as a fun way to get companies involved with their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Participating organizations encourage employees to purchase a sticker, button or a pin for $5, $10 or $20, giving them the privilege to wear jeans to work on Wednesday, September 14.