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50+ people go bald to beat cancer

50+ people go bald to beat cancer

Safety Harbor, Florida – The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money to fund the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives, has issued a lofty challenge to everyone who wants to help raise money for pediatric cancer research: Be a hero for kids with cancer by shaving your head in return for pledges of financial support from friends and family.

On March 12, 50+ people will shave their heads to help Conquer Kids’ Cancer! The event will be held locally at CHOP SHOP SALON, 500 Main Street Safety Harbor, FL 34695, with an estimated attendance of 300-400. The head shavings will commence at 1:00 p.m. Live music featuring Rubix Cubed Band will be performed all day, with raffles, auctions, food, and beverages. Classic Cars and Custom Motorcycles will be featured on site.

Free health screening next week!

Free health screening next week!

Dunedin, FL -- The Medicine Shoppe is sponsoring a free cholesterol and diabetes screening at its Dunedin location on Wednesday, March 16.

The free screenings will be offered at 938 Patricia Avenue from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information call 800-713-3301.

No appointments are necessary.

These dogs have noses for trouble

These dogs have noses for trouble

Safety Harbor, Florida - Some dogs fetch and others shake, but there are some skills that go far beyond just tricks. 

At the Florida Canine Academy in Safety Harbor there are dogs that have noses for trouble. They find the bugs that have us going-ugh!

"If you get bed bugs, it's a very frightening thing for people," says dog trainer Bill Whitstine. Whitstine partnered with the very first arson dog in the state of Florida and he knows their noses. "They can find a baby's teardrop on a football field."

Whitstine trains dogs to sniff out just about anything-cocaine to peanut butter-and right now finding bed bugs is big business. The academy has sold dogs and trained handlers from around the world. He says a trained dog and the week-long training session for handlers runs close to $10,000.

Relay for Life coming to our Gulf Beaches

Relay for Life coming to our Gulf Beaches

Treasure Island - The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.

At Relay, teams of people camp out at Treasure Island Beach and take turns walking or running around a path.

Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.

Health and Wellness Fair hitting the beach

Health and Wellness Fair hitting the beach

St. Pete Beach -- The 2nd Annual "Building a Healthy Community" Health and Wellness fair is being held on Saturday, Mar. 5 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Community Center in St. Pete Beach.

The event is free. It will showcase a variety of health and wellness companies and organizations.

Vendors will include pharmacies, massage therapists, food products, fitness centers, hearing exams, bone density screenings, cholesterol screenings, and much more.

 

 

Pinellas Health & Safety Fair engages students' minds, bodies, and hearts

Pinellas Health & Safety Fair engages students' minds, bodies, and hearts

Largo, FL -- Pinellas County Schools think of it as a way to engage every part of a student. 

It's the 2nd Annual Pinellas County PTA/Parent Student Association (PCCPTA/PTSA) Health and Safety Fair, and this year's theme is "Educate the Mind, Empower the Body, Enlighten the Heart."

The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19, at Largo Central Park, from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Families can visit the Pinellas County Schools' Safety Bus, participate in the Bike Safety Rodeo, and take advantage of free health screenings.

Browse organic produce and local products at today's open-air market

Browse organic produce and local products at today's open-air market

Gulfport, Florida -- The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is a year-round open-air market held in Gulfport's Waterfront District on Beach Blvd. below 29th Ave. South. Market hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Tuesday, so don't miss your chance to enjoy the beautiful sunshine and fresh produce today!

Vendors offer a variety of produce, including but not limited to, local, organic and hydroponic fruits and vegetables. Vendors also offer local honey, teas, herbs, seafood, cheese, fresh breads, pastries, nuts and granola, gourmet and ethnic foods, candy, garden plants, bath and body products and much more. 

Many other unique items are available from over 40 vendors. A variety of local artists and crafters offer their wares. Live music is featured during each market. The village in which the Market takes place includes a variety of independent shops, boutiques and restaurants, all within walking distance.