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Ninth annual Chase Race and Paws scheduled for March 8

Ninth annual Chase Race and Paws scheduled for March 8

Conway, AR, (CRP) – The Ninth Annual Chase Race and Paws will be held  Saturday, March 8, 8 a.m. starting and finishing at Simon Park, 805 Front Street, Conway. The 2-mile state championship race awards a $100 cash prize to any male or female who breaks the present course records.  A complimentary 2014 entry form will be awarded to  anyone who breaks an age group record.  Each person who registers will receive a technical shirt again this year.  

Online race registration is now open at http://www.chaserace.info/. Entry forms  are also available at The Sporty Runner, 1016 Van Ronkle St. in Conway, and at  Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center, 700 Salem Rd. Chase Race and Pawsevent includes:

Blood donation events in/near Conway for Feb.

Blood donation events in/near Conway for Feb.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 3, 2014) — Like a hospital emergency room, the American Red Cross must be prepared to provide blood for patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. It’s the blood already on the shelves and readily available that can be lifesaving for people like Chris Salinas.

Chris was a horse trainer who was seriously injured in an accident when a horse pinned him to the pavement. He and his family said they credit the multiple blood transfusions he received with helping him recover.

Type O negative blood is especially needed right now. O negative is the universal blood type and can potentially be transfused to patients with any type. To make an appointment to donate blood and help ensure the shelves are stocked for patients in need, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Faulkner County in January

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Faulkner County in January

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ARC) — With a new year come many resolutions to form good habits and achieve personal goals. The American Red Cross encourages those who are eligible to resolve to help patients in need through regular blood donations.

Donated blood can give patients in need more time with loved ones. Blood can be used to treat cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies, sickle cell disease patients and more. In fact, about every two seconds a patient in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion.

As winter continues, donations are especially needed, with many donors unable to give due to inclement weather and seasonal illnesses. Make an appointment to donate blood and partake in a lifesaving resolution by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Faulkner County:

Program to combat obesity in Arkansas set for December 12-13

Program to combat obesity in Arkansas set for December 12-13

PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN, Ark. (Dec. 2, 2013) — The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute will host an invitation-only program in December titled New Frontiers in Combating Obesity: A 10-Year Plan for Arkansas. The result of the two-day summit will be the formation of a plan to combat obesity in Arkansas.

The two-day summit — developed with an advisory committee comprising state leaders in health and education — will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, and Friday, Dec. 13.

“Obesity is a complex epidemic with far-reaching health and economic implications,” said Dr. Joe Thompson, Arkansas surgeon general. “It’s a battle we can’t afford to lose and one that will require all hands on deck to win.”

Thompson, along with other health care leaders such as Dr. Joe Bates, deputy state health officer, and Dr. Dan Rahn, chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, will participate in the summit, as will other leaders from the education and community sectors.

Healthy Food, Healthy Living program to begin Friday

Healthy Food, Healthy Living program to begin Friday

PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN, Ark. (WRI) — The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute will host Healthy Food, Healthy Living Arkansas, a program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, beginning Friday.

The three-day program, designed to provide training and information to physicians on how to advise their patients to eat healthier, is in its second year. In addition to traditional medical lectures and information sharing, the program utilizes the WRI culinary teaching kitchen, where Executive Chef Robert Hall will engage program participants in preparing healthy meals without sacrificing flavor. Participants will leave the conference with new skills they can use in their own kitchens as well as share with their patients.

Sykes Morrilton raises over $2,000 for American Heart Association

Sykes Morrilton raises over $2,000 for American Heart Association

MORRILTON, Ark. (Sykes) -  Sykes Morrilton has been participating in raising money for the American Heart Association.  The overall goal that was given to the site by Sykes Corporate office was $1,800. 

The acting site director Mr Rob Woodruff advised the employees at the site that if they met and exceeded this goal he would spend 24 hours on the roof in a tutu and hair bow.  He stated that the new goal would be $2,500. 

Our employees went above and beyond and raised around $2,515 for this great cause.  Mr. Woodruff went up on the roof today at 2:30pm and will stay until tomorrow at 2:30 pm. 

We are very proud of our employees that always step up to the plate for a good cause.

(Photo: Sykes Corporate Office)

Blood Drive events for the month of Nov. in Faulkner County

Blood Drive events for the month of Nov. in Faulkner County

Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Simon Park, Oak and Front Street in Conway, Ark.

Nov. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at University of Central Arkansas Student Center, 201 S. Donaghey in Conway, Ark.

Nov. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at University of Central Arkansas Student Center, 201 S. Donaghey in Conway, Ark.

Nov. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at University of Central Arkansas Student Center, 201 S. Donaghey in Conway, Ark.

Nov. 25 from 3-7 p.m. at Walgreens, 850 Oak St. in Conway, Ark.

Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hurley Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 813 Oak St. in Conway, Ark. (complimentary T-shirt for presenting donors, while supplies last)