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Hope Haven to Host Event for Down Syndrome and Autism Programs

Hope Haven to Host Event for Down Syndrome and Autism Programs

Hope Haven Children's Clinic and Family Center will host the 10th annual Sounds of Hope Gala and Auction to raise funds for children with Down syndrome and autism on Friday, November 18 at 6:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront.

The event will feature hundreds of items for bid, including travel packages, restaurant gift certificates, sports memorabilia, art and children's gifts.

"Sounds of Hope raises funds to provide comprehensive evaluations for children with Down syndrome and autism," said Laurie Price, Executive Director of Hope Haven. "For many families, the financial impact of having a child with special needs can be devasting. Many children who require life-changing interventions would not receive care without financial assistance."

An estimated 1 child in every 500 has an autism spectrum disorder and more than 400,000 people in the United States have Down syndrome.

Horror Zone Opens this Weekend

Horror Zone Opens this Weekend

 

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Unit is sponsoring the haunted house again this Halloween season. The 11th annual “Horror Zone” will take place once again at the former Mikee’s store, 2497 U.S. 1 South, in the Food Lion Shopping Center, Lewis Point Rd., and U.S. 1 South. The Horror Zone will be open beginning this weekend (Friday & Saturday) from 6:00-11:00 p.m.

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.

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!