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ACA Extends Coverage for Former Foster Youth

More than 30,000 former foster youth in California are newly eligible for health care coverage, but unfortunately many of them are unaware. One of the hallmarks of the ACA is the option for young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26. Now, the ACA gives former foster youth the same protections by expanding their Medi-Cal coverage until age 26. Previously former foster youth were only eligible for health care until age 21.
 
There has been a critical need to expand health care coverage for this population as former foster youth are significantly less likely than their peers to have health insurance and often have greater health care needs due to abuse or neglect they experienced in childhood.
 
Click here for more information coveredtil26.childrennow.org

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