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Help UCA student-athletes delete blood cancer

CONWAY, Ark. - The University of Central Arkansas student-athletes, in conjunction with Phi Gamma Delta, will be trying to Delete Blood Cancer the week of April 11-15 on the UCA campus.

There will be a tent set up outside of the Student Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Anyone from the ages of 18-55 can sign up to be placed on the Bone Marrow National Registry. The process will take approximately five minutes. 

On Friday, April 15, 1960 Olympic Gold Medalist (4x400 Relay) Earl Young will be on campus. A survivor of acute myeloid leukemia, Young will share his story and allow photos to be take with him and his gold medal.  

By swabbing your cheek and becoming a registered donor, you can save a life. We have all been affected by cancer, and blood cancers can be cured only if we can find a match. Come support our student-athletes next week as they try to Delete Blood Cancer.    

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Gerber recalls organic food pouches over spoillage concern

Gerber recalls organic food pouches over spoillage concern

Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling two Organic pouch baby food products after identifying a packaging defect that may result in spoilage during transport and handling.

The recall affects Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches, which are available in 3.5 ounce pouches with pears, carrots and peas, and carrots, apples and mangoes.

Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Last month, The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed an elk was the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease in the natural state. Since then, two deer have also tested positive for the deadly disease.

While the disease can’t be contracted to humans, it is still something Arkansans should take seriously.

UAMS to offer free legal assistance for cancer patients

UAMS to offer free legal assistance for cancer patients

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Local attorneys are going to offer free legal assistance to those in cancer treatment or have completed treatment in April. 

On April 6, lawyers will be at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) giving free advise on important personal documents. Those include preparing wills, powers of attorney and living wills.

This will all be done in the Patient Support Pavillion on the first floor of the UAMS Cancer Institute. 

Appointments will be made at one-hour intervals. To make a reservation for your spot, call the UAMS Cancer Institute Social Work Department at (501) 603-1612 or email wilsonavisf@uams.edu. 

Free parking for the event will be available in parking deck 3 at the corner of Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.

 

15th Annual In Her Honor Women's Health Fair

15th Annual In Her Honor Women's Health Fair

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The 15th Annual In Her Honor Women's Health Fair will take place at the Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center on April 8.

This event will include free health screenings, fitness classes, self-defense demonstrations and a light continental breakfast. There will also be a kid-friendly activity center available. 

All of this will be going on from 7:30 a.m. till noon on that Friday. It is sponsored by the Conway Regional Women's Council. 

For more information, visit the Conway Regional website

Valentine Gala and Auction success for Conway's Homeless Shelter

Valentine Gala and Auction success for Conway's Homeless Shelter

CONWAY, Ark. - The recent Valentine Gala and Auction benefiting the Bethlehem House in Conway yielded more than $32,000.

The event, held at oneChurch, was a sell-out for the fourth year in a row. Tyler Sellers of Preston Palmer Studios provided entertainment. The meal was provided by Pasta Grill, Stoby’s and PattiCakes.

Funds came from table sponsorships and the sale of items donated by individuals and local businesses. For the second year, a jewelry hunt sponsored by Dayer Jewelers added $2,500 to the fundraiser’s earnings. 

Local churches invited to partner with Bethlehem House in battle to feed the hungry with Empty Bowls

Local churches invited to partner with Bethlehem House in battle to feed the hungry with Empty Bowls

CONWAY, Ark. - National Hunger and Homeless Awareness week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This year, the Bethlehem House is partnering with local churches to bring that awareness to a community level through its annual Empty Bowls event.

“Many children and adults go to bed hungry each night, across the world and across the street,” Bethlehem House Executive Director Judi Lively said. “This year, we are inviting churches throughout Faulkner County to join this fight by hosting their own Empty Bowls event for their congregation.”

The proceeds of these events will be used to support the work of Bethlehem House. 

Bethlehem House has as its mission to improve the life situations of the homeless and nearly homeless in the community. In addition to offering a home for the homeless, the shelter provides an evening meal daily and operates a food pantry to serve the needs of those who do not have adequate resources for food.