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Spokane doctor brings first retina laser to Angola

Spokane doctor brings first retina laser to Angola

It took two years of fundraising and a mountain of paperwork for Dr. Eric Guilielmo of Spokane Eye Clinic to install a retina laser at a hospital in Angola, a country located on the southwest shore of Africa. Many of the patients there suffer from retinal eye conditions and up until Dr. Guilielmo brought the disassembled laser to the country there was nothing available to save them from blindness.

WSU looking for breast cancer survivors for study

WSU looking for breast cancer survivors for study

From WSU News:


A university research student is looking for breast cancer survivors for a 12-week study.

 

Our Kids are Our Business

Our Kids are Our Business

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Eight years ago the Spokane community decided enough was enough!  It was rocked to the core by the horrific death of little Summer Phelps and was jarred into taking a stand for children.

KXLY has joined with 34 other businesses and individuals (Spo-Can Council) for the month-long initiative "Our Kids Our Business". The focus is on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The council holds regular meetings, and next week will hold it's annual luncheon.  

Get moving with National Walking Day at Riverfront Park

Get moving with National Walking Day at Riverfront Park

Do you spend most of your day sitting? Well, the American Heart Association wants to change that, and you can start with the National Walking Day celebration at Riverfront Park on Wednesday morning.


American Heart Association of Spokane is inviting the entire community to jumpstart their fitness by joining them for a mile long group walk. The walk kicks off at the Clocktower at 11 am. The City of Spokane will also read a Walking Day Proclamation.

Report shows high rate of tobacco sales to WA minors

Report shows high rate of tobacco sales to WA minors

The number of retailers in Washington that illegally sell tobacco to minors is high for the second year in a row. An annual report that tracks illegal sales shows about 15% of tobacco retailers sold tobacco to minors in 2013, which is about the same as it was in 2012. As recently as 2009, the rate was much lower, at about 9%.

Superheros.. unite for a fun run!

Superheros.. unite for a fun run!

Throw on your cape, jump in the batmobile.. and register to run in the Superhero Fun Run!

This Saturday, March 29th, Gonzaga Law's Child Advocacy Association will host Spokane's Superhero Fun Run. The run, which starts at 10am is a 5K chip-timed race starting and ending at Gonzaga University School of Law. All proceeds go to support CASA Partners (casapartners.org), a local non-profit organization which provides support to the many children in the Spokane area who are in foster care or dependency.

Come run as your favorite superhero, or be your own superhero! (Capes optional, but highly encouraged.) Wear your costume under your regular clothes, and then donate your regular clothes to Teen Closet (which clothes kids in-need in our community)!

Free Bloomsday training clinics begin this weekend

Free Bloomsday training clinics begin this weekend

From the Lilac Bloomsday Association:

 

March 14, 2014—Finishing Bloomsday can be a challenge. The training required in order to conquer the 7.46 mile course may seem like a daunting task, but to help aspiring Bloomies get in shape, Providence and Group Health will once again be hosting FREE training clinics.

 

The clinics will be held every Saturday morning starting March 15th and will continue through April 26th. Each session will begin at 8:30 a.m. with some training tips from a local expert followed by a warm up with a personal trainer. At 9 a.m. it’s time to hit the course. Everyone begins with one mile the first week, adding an additional mile each Saturday and eventually reaching the entire length of the Bloomsday route.

 

Each member is encouraged to go at their own pace, and volunteers from Providence Health Care and Group Health will be present to provide crossing guards, water stations, and first aid. All clinics will meet at the Spokane Falls Community College gymnasium.