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Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Pulaski County in January

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Pulaski 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 Pulaski County:

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

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

Nov. 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Nov. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Sylvan Hills High School, 484 Bear Paw Road in Sherwood, Ark.

Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, 5301 Northshore Drive in North Little Rock, Ark.

Nov. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Red Cross, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra wants concert-goers to bring turkeys for Arkansas Foodbank

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra wants concert-goers to bring turkeys for Arkansas Foodbank

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Foodbank) -  The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is holding its annual Beer and Brats” street party in front of Robinson Auditorium on Saturday, November 9, at 6 pm, and again on Sunday, November 10, at 1 pm before each day’s scheduled “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” concerts.  This year, attendees are asked to bring a special guest to the party in support of the Arkansas Foodbank:  A frozen turkey, which will help provide a healthy holiday meal to the one in four Arkansans struggling with hunger.

Anyone bringing a turkey or any other frozen poultry to the party will receive a pair of free tickets to any 2013-2014 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra concert. The Foodbank will have its refrigerated truck on site to collect the donations.

Join the Walk to End Alzheimer's

Join the Walk to End Alzheimer's

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Alzheimer’s Association)The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Little Rock residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. First Security Amphitheatre, formerly known as Riverfest Amphitheatre, will be the site of Walk on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an experience for an estimated 500 participants in Little Rock who will learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services. 

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

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

Nov. 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Nov. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Sylvan Hills High School, 484 Bear Paw Road in Sherwood, Ark.

Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, 5301 Northshore Drive in North Little Rock, Ark.

Nov. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Red Cross, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.

$2,770 raised for Special Olympics Arkansas by Peace Love & Run 5K

$2,770 raised for Special Olympics Arkansas by Peace Love & Run 5K

Jacksonville, AR (City of Jacksonville) – On November 2, 2013 at 800AM Jacksonville Police Department held the Peace Love & Run 5K for Special Olympics Arkansas. The Race has raised $2770.00 with more funds to come in. Thanks to our sponsors Crain Ford of Jacksonville, JAX Gym at Huff-n-Puff, Edward Jones by Terry Weatherford, Ryno Towing of Jacksonville, Seigga Trophies, Cabot Gun & Ammo, Echo Calls, Golden Corral of North Little Rock, and the City of Jacksonville. 

Jacob DuBos, 21; Cabot, AR; 20.19

John Lewis, 47; Sherwood, AR; 20.55

Tommy Vagts, 24; Little Rock, AR; 23.35

Final day to pre-register for the Peace, Love, & Run 5K

Final day to pre-register for the Peace, Love, & Run 5K

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – Today is the last day to pre-register for the Peace, Love, & Run 5K for the Special Olympics Arkansas.

According to the city of Jacksonville, the fee to join the race is $25 for adults and $20 for students. Student must have a valid ID with them on the day of the race.  All pre-registered participants will receive a free t-shirt.

Day of registration is from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., and joining then is $30.

The race begins at 8 a.m. and ends in Dupree Park on Nov. 2. Golden Corral will provide a breakfast for all race participants following the event.

For more information and to register, visit the Peace, Love & Run 5K for Special Olympics Arkansas page: http://on.kthv.com/1csydRV