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Join a City-Wide Zumbathon to Fight Breast Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Ever done Zumba?  People who Zumba says it's great fun because you can dance and wiggle off the calories.  Best of all, this Saturday you can Zumba in a city-wide event and help in the fight against breast cancer.

Heritage Christian Center is hosting a  Zumbathon on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at 7764 Normandy Village Parkway in Jacksonville, Florida, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Certified Zumba® instructors will facilitate the Party in Pink. Tickets are $15.00 and proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. 

15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

It is time once again to lace up the jingle bells on your running shoes and get ready for the 15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run.  The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals event will take place in San Marco Square on Saturday, Decemeber 10, 2011 beginning with the Fun Run at 5:30 PM followed by the 5k at 6:00 PM. 

ElderSource Event Honoring Advocates and Caregivers

ElderSource Event Honoring Advocates and Caregivers

Friends of ElderSource is excited to announce it's upcoming signature event, A Night with the Stars. The event will honor advocates and caregivers of elders in our community. Honorable Mayor Alvin Brown will be the keynote speaker and Mrs. Delores Barr Weaver will be recognized for her compassion for elders.

$10 CUT-A-THON, October 9

 

$10 CUT-A-THON

Presented by: HAIRZ LOOKING AT YOU and Nicole Wiley-Sidibe

1655 SAINT JOHNS BLUFF RD S
JACKSONVILLE
, FL  32246-8743

 

Patients and survivors of breast cancer

will get a FREE MAKEOVER!!!

 

October 9, 2011

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 

Come in to enjoy a day of beauty and to help support

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

There will be food, fun, silent auctions, and live entertainment by:

New Beginnings Entertainment

 

Overweight or Obese Children at Risk for Higher Blood Pressure

Overweight or Obese Children at Risk for Higher Blood Pressure

If your children are overweight or obese, their risk of having high blood pressure is almost three times higher than children at normal weight, according to new research in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.

A study of 1,111 healthy Indiana school children over a period of 4.5 years revealed that when the children’s body mass index (BMI) reached or passed the 85th percentile — the beginning of the overweight category — the adiposity effect on blood pressure was more than four times that of normal weight children. Adiposity is fat under the skin and surrounding major organs.

E. coli Scare Prompts Tyson to Recall Ground Beef

E. coli Scare Prompts Tyson to Recall Ground Beef

(AP) – Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that it became aware of the problem when Ohio health authorities reported that a family in Butler County had become ill with E. coli. Ground beef in the family's home tested positive for the bacteria.

The products being recalled include Kroger-brand ground beef; Butcher's Brand beef and generic label beef, which were all produced Aug. 23.

The Kroger beef was distributed in Tennessee and Indiana; the Butcher's beef in North and South Carolina and the generic beef in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

Nearly One Half of all Workers Claim They are Less Productive Without Coffee

Nearly One Half of all Workers Claim They are Less Productive Without Coffee

 

 

National Coffee Day is Thursday, September 29, and according to a new survey commissioned jointly by Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder, scientists/lab technicians are the professions that need coffee the most, followed by marketing/public relations and education administrators. The survey results also show that coffee plays a major role in helping professionals perk up at work, as 34 percent need coffee to get through their workday, and 46 percent of those who drink coffee claim they are less productive without a cup of Joe.