Health

3rd Annual Spring-4-A-Cure Relay slated for March 24

3rd Annual Spring-4-A-Cure Relay slated for March 24

This year’s Spring 4-A-Cure 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, March 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The race will begin and end at the St. Augustine Shores Riverview Club.

All proceeds from entry fees will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The race is being sponsored by the Mason Manatee Relay for Life team.

Awards will be given to the overall female and male winners. Recognition will also be given to the top three finishers in various age categories. Ample parking will be provided for all participants.

The course is scenic, safe, well marked, and has drink stations. You can preregister online by going to http://www.racesmith.com/races/Spring-4-A-Cure5K.html.

Mail-in registration forms are also available online by going to http://www.racesmith.com/brochures/Spring-4-A-Cure5K2012.pdf.

AIDS Memorial Quilt to be displayed at Jacksonville University March 7-8

Jacksonville University students will not only be able to view a portion of the storied AIDS Memorial Quilt when it’s displayed on campus next week, they’ll be able to see and help it grow in size as well.

JU professors Dennis Stouse and Stephen Baker worked with the North Florida Quilt Chapter to have panels from the massive quilt available for public viewing at the campus’ Kinne University Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7-8.

Understanding Bullying and Violence

Understanding Bullying and Violence

Understanding Bullying and Violence
by William Jackson, M.Edu
http://about.me.williamdjackson

There are growing stories of students from elementary, middle and high
school who experience at various levels bullying; this may come in the
form of harassment and torment at the amusement of one person or
multiple persons.

Jim Abbott to Speak at Brooks Rehabilitation’s Celebrate Independence Event Saturday

Jim Abbott to Speak at Brooks Rehabilitation’s Celebrate Independence Event Saturday

Brooks Rehabilitation invites you to join us as we Celebrate Independence on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm. This FREE event will feature insightful speakers, exciting demonstrations, exhibits, health screenings, and refreshments.  Our keynote speaker will be Jim Abbott, the famed one-handed Major League Baseball player who overcame the birth defect of having only one hand to become an amazing professional pitcher and ball player.

Vote No on House Bill 4057 to Save PE in Our Middle Schools!

Vote No on House Bill 4057 to Save PE in Our Middle Schools!

The American Heart Association strongly opposes House Bill 4057, by State Representative Larry Metz, removing the requirement for Middle School Physical Education. 

Keep Your Ticker in Tip Top Shape at Florida Blue

Keep Your Ticker in Tip Top Shape at Florida Blue

WHAT:  Heart disease is the leading illness affecting Americans, and also one of the most preventable by making simple lifestyle choices.  In celebration of February being American Heart Month, the Jacksonville Florida Blue center wants to help you learn the basics on maintaining a healthy heart with a FREE Health Fair. 

Welcoming members and non-members from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., the Jacksonville Florida Blue Health Fair is offering attendees FREE health screenings including cholesterol and glucose tests, blood pressure measurements and more; FREE one-on-one wellness consultations; and Florida Blue wellness experts will also be on-site to provide advice on how to maintain a healthy heart.  Attendees will also enjoy FREE stress relieving massages and opportunities to win prizes from Florida Blue. 

Additionally, a nurse educator from Baptist Heart Institute will be onsite.