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TODAY: YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

TODAY: YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

One in three people in America are at risk for type 2 diabetes. That's more than 79 million people, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is the gateway to many additional health complications including, heart disease, nerve disease, kidney disease, stroke, blindness and more. Because diabetes is a silent and progressive disease, 50 percent of those at high risk do not realize it.

Type 2 diabetes is preventable if you make a change before it's too late, but there's no turning back once you receive a diagnosis.

YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

One in three people in America are at risk for type 2 diabetes. That's more than 79 million people, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is the gateway to many additional health complications including, heart disease, nerve disease, kidney disease, stroke, blindness and more. Because diabetes is a silent and progressive disease, 50 percent of those at high risk do not realize it.

Type 2 diabetes is preventable if you make a change before it's too late, but there's no turning back once you receive a diagnosis.

The YMCA is doing everything possible to raise awareness for the startling reality of our country's diabetes epidemic. Locally, the Y has planned a week of free screenings, September 19 through 22, open to everyone in the community to learn their risk.

September 11th First Responder Coming to WaterMark Church to Tell His Story of Survival

Orlando Abreus responded directly to the World Trade Center South Tower to aid in Search and Rescue for the Jamaica Estates Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He was caught in the collapse of the South Tower, and was later caught in the collapse of the North Tower while searching for survivors of the South Tower collapse. He was transported by boat to Jersey City Medical Center where he was treated for injuries from falling debris and released later that evening.

10th Anniversary of 9/11 Event in Clay County

10th Anniversary of 9/11 Event in Clay County

A special event is planned for 9/11/11 at 6pm at First Baptist Church of Middleburg to remember 9/11 and honor local first responders. All public safety members, past and present, are asked to attend and be honored for their service.

Sheriff Rick Beseler will be speaking briefly and the CCSO Pipe & Drum Corps will perform. A special guest speaker is an NYC Ground Zero first responder and the church choir will perform special patriotic music as well.  In addition, the children of local first responders (fire/rescue and law enforcement members) will lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

TODAY: Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi introduced a resolution which was signed by the Governor and the Cabinet proclaiming today, August 27th, 2011, Prescription Drug Take Back Day for the State of Florida. In an effort to bring statewide awareness to the prescription drug abuse problem local Law Enforcement is working with our community partners and have organized 72 sites across the State of Florida to take receipt of unwanted or expired medications in an event called Project Drug Drop.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi introduced a resolution which was signed by the Governor and the Cabinet proclaiming August 27th, 2011 Prescription Drug Take Back Day for the State of Florida. In an effort to bring statewide awareness to the prescription drug abuse problem local Law Enforcement is working with our community partners and have organized 72 sites across the State of Florida to take receipt of unwanted or expired medications in an event called Project Drug Drop.

Tickets on Sale TODAY: Sesame Street Live "Elmo's Super Heroes" in Jacksonville Sept. 16 - 18

Calling all super heroes! Super Grover needs your help – and it’s Elmo and the Fabulous Five to the rescue when this fantastic musical production zooms into Jacksonville. Join Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Telly Monster and Zoe’s pet rock Rocco for Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes” at Times Union Center for Performing Arts (Moran Theater) from Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Tickets for all five performances go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m.

When Super Grover loses his superness, Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, Elmo and his team of super heroes are here. Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene – all in a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover. It’s Elmo’s Super Heroes to the rescue!