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Local Girl Named National Ambassador

Local Girl Named National Ambassador

When looking at 12-year-old Madelyn Edgecomb, one would see a happy & smiling young
lady who loves to read, make crafts and listen to music. When you look a little closer and see the scars
and stitch marks on her head, a different story is being told.
Madelyn suffers from an incurable brain condition called Hydrocephalus, and the scars and stitch marks
are the result of the multiple brain surgeries to implant the device in her brain, known as a shunt that
keeps her alive.
Occurring in approximately 1 of every 500 births and in over One Million Americans today, (including
former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords), Hydrocephalus is a condition in which excessive fluid gathers
in the brain, abnormally widening spaces in the brain and placing potentially harmful pressure on brain
tissues. Because of lack of advancements in treatment, many affected individuals are left unable to lead
full and productive lives.

Get Running - Find A Race Just For You

Get Running - Find A Race Just For You

Whether entering a race is a new year's resolution or just a part of your every day life, it's time to sign up.

There are a lot of options throughout our area.

Here's a look at the Fresno Race Calendar. Have fun!

Scholarship Opportunity For Community Minded Children

Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted January 30 – March 13 at kohlskids.com .  Nominators must be 21 years or older. Through the program, Kohl’s will award more than 2,500 young volunteers nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to reward kids who have made a positive impact on their communities.  

Parker's Pals Blood Drive & Marrow Registry Dec. 8

Parker's Pals Blood Drive & Marrow Registry Dec. 8

Monday, December 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Save Mart Center at Fresno State, 2650 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno

Parking is free on day of event.

 

All donors a the Save Mart Center Drive will receive a commemorative T-shirt with Parker’s art, a FREE  5 pound Dubuque Holiday Ham, and automatic entry into a drawing to win $100 gift cards to Sierra Vista Mall, movie passes to Sierra Vista Mall Cinema 16, plus donors may also win pairs of tickets to upcoming Save Mart Center Events and special donor treats.


Also, sign up for the National Marrow Donor Program Registry for free!
 

 

Donors who give at the Blood Centers receive a free Parker t-shirt.

Small Businesses Saturday

Small Businesses Saturday

It's Small Business Saturday! 

A day to remember to buy local - keeping your money in our local economy - keeping our neighbors employed. The merchants in Old Town Clovis have a lot of perks, and exciting reasons to shop there. Have fun finding what you need, and helping your community.

World AIDS DAY December 4th

World AIDS DAY December 4th

WORLD AIDS DAY OBSERVANCES  2014 EVENT SCHEDULE


Sunday, November 30th

Church Observances at Various Churches

Visit Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for more details.

 

Monday, December 1st

Interfaith Event
Holy Family Church
Labyrinth Area
1135 E. Alluvial Ave., Fresno
6:00 pm
Open to the public

 

Know Your Status -Get Tested!
HIV Testing available at the following locations:
California State University Fresno, Health Center
2217 N. Barton Ave.

Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am -4:45 pm

Sponsored by the Public Health Students Association

*Must be a student of CSUF

 

Free rapid HIV Testing, results in 20 minutes, at the following locations:

Fresno County Department of Public Health
1221 Fulton Mall
8:30 am -11:00 am and 1:00 pm -3:30 pm

Great Valley Toy Drive Through December 15th

Great Valley Toy Drive Through December 15th

KMPH FOX 26 and The Central Valley’s CW KFRE 59 have partnered with Les Schwab Tires Centers for the largest Toy Drive the Valley has experienced.

Help bring a smile to a child in need during the holidays by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy at any of the Great Valley Toy Drive drop-off locations.

We have partnered with local charities, Poverello House and Transitions Children's Services, to collect and distribute toys to help children who may not receive anything this Christmas because of circumstances beyond their control.

Special thanks to Les Schwab Tires and our sponsors: *SkyWalk Extreme Air Sports, Sierra Vista Mall, and iHeart Media radio stations: 102.7 The Wolf, B95, FOX Sports AM 1340, PowerTalk FM 96.7 & AM 1400, 98.9 FM Soft Rock and 103.7 The Beat.

Be sure to catch the Great Day Morning Show LIVE from Sierra Vista Mall on Monday, December 15th, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.