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Paint Downtown Hanford Pink September 4th

Paint Downtown Hanford Pink September 4th

The community is invited to help Adventist Health / Breast Care Center “Paint Downtown Pink” during the Thursday Night Market Place on Thursday, Sept. 4.

Everyone is welcome to wear pink and participate in a contest to win prizes and fitness items.

To promote physical activity, contestants will sign up at the Adventist Health booth to receive a pink pedometer. Then, they will be asked to walk for breast cancer awareness by completing 2,500 steps around the Market Place (about a mile and a quarter). Once completed, participants will receive a free gift while supplies last, and will be entered into a drawing to win larger prizes.

Prizes will also be given to the top three Market Place booths displaying pink pride. Meanwhile, the Adventist Health booth will have a fun Facebook photo booth with wacky pink props for walk participants. Images from the photo booth will be posted on the Adventist Health / Central Valley Network page the following day.

Zumba For Life benefitting Relay for Life August 23rd

Zumba For Life benefitting Relay for Life August 23rd

Central High Coach Blood & Marrow Drive August 25-29

Central High Coach Blood & Marrow Drive August 25-29

Be The Match!

The search is on for a marrow donor for Justin Garza, Central High School varsity football coach.

Justin has lymphoma and needs a marrow match to stay healthy.

There is a Blood and Marrow Drive at the Central California Blood Center locations August 25-29 as well as at dozens of high schools and organizations who have stepped up to support Coach Garza.


Justin Garza Blood and Marrow Mobile Drives:

August 19, Willow International, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 10309 N. Willow Ave., Fresno

August 25, Central High School, 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., 3535 N. Cornelia Ave., Fresno

August 27, Reedley College, Reedley, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 995 N. Reed Ave, Reedley

August 28, Buchanan High School, 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., 1560 N. Minnewawa Ave., Fresno



Central California Blood Center - www.donateblood.org

3rd Annual iCAN TRI Youth Triathlon July 20th

3rd Annual iCAN TRI Youth Triathlon July 20th

The 3rd annual "iCAN TRI Youth triathlon" scheduled for Sunday, July 20th, 2014 will return to the Clovis North Educational Center.  The youth triathlon division will be open to youth ages 6-19.  This race is part of USAT Southwest Region Talent ID Series, a non-drafting race for youth ages 13-19 and the F1 Elite Race Series, a draft legal race for youth ages 12-15 and 16-18.  We are proud to host the USAT Southwest Region Youth Championship again. This is an outstanding venue with challenging courses for each age division. The swim complex has (2) 50 meter pools for short and long course swimming. The bike and run courses of varying distances will challenge each athlete of the (4) Youth Divisions and Elite Division. Finisher metals will be given to each participant crossing the finish line.

Central Valley Cooling Centers

When triple digiit temperatures hit the Central Valley, most cities and counties open cooling centers to allow people relief from the sweltering heat.

Some communities offer free bus transportation and public swimming pools as well.

Clcik here to find one in your area on the KMPH website.

Bikers Blood Drive June 16-21

Bikers Blood Drive June 16-21

Cooling Center At Sierra Vista Mall

With summer approaching and weekend temperatures predicted to exceed 100, Sierra Vista Mall has partnered with the City of Clovis to serve residents during periods of extreme heat.  Residents are welcome to stay cool at Sierra Vista Mall Monday through Friday 10am to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm on any day when the National Weather Service predicts Clovis temperatures to be 100 degrees or greater.  While there, participants can expect a cool environment, and access complimentary water at the customer service booth. Non-service animals are not allowed in the mall. All Clovis residents are reminded to take the following safety precautions during extreme heat:

 

Slow Down - Strenuous activities should be reduced, eliminated or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day.  Individuals at risk should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily at home.