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August 8th: Lupus Empowerment Series


The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) will be hosting its “2015 Lupus Empowerment Workshops” in Greensboro on Saturday, Aug. 8. The two-part workshop in Greensboro will take place from 10:00AM-1:00PM at Guildford Technical Community College – Greensboro Campus located at 3505 E. Wendover Ave. in Greensboro (27405). Dr. Angie Hawkes with Greensboro Medical Associates will present Part 1: “Lupus and the Skin.” Part 2 will be a panel discussion about “Managing Your Life with Lupus.”  “These educational seminars are a wonderful way for us to give the 45,000 individuals in North Carolina who are living with lupus the opportunity to feel empowered to take charge of their health,” said Christine John-Fuller, President & CEO of LFANC. “We couldn’t do this without the amazing support of our presenters and volunteers who play a vital role in supporting our mission and in helping make life better for those affected by lupus.” There is no charge to attend, but registration is required for the workshop in Greensboro by Aug. 5. For questions, call 877-849-8271 or email info@lupusnc.org. For more information about the “2015 Lupus Empowerment Series” and to sign up, visit www.lupusnc.org.

ma Cares School Supply Drive


ma Cares invites the community to join us as we collect school supplies for children living in local shelters.    
Guilford College Chick-fil-A is getting into the spirit of things too.  Visit their recently renovated 5901 West Friendly Avenue location July 1st through August 10th, bring at least 3 items from the wish list below or a backpack and get a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich. 
Items needed include: 
NEW MARKERS; PENS – BLUE, BLACK, RED; INDEX CARDS; 1 ½ INCH 3-RING BINDERS; 3 INCH 3-RING BINDERS; PACKS OF GLUE STICKS; PACKS OF HIGHLIGHTERS; FISKARS SCISSORS; MARBLE COMPOSITION BOOKS; PACKS OF CRAYONS; ERASERS; RULERS; PACKS OF PENCILS; PENCIL SHARPENERS; KLEENEX; POCKET FOLDERS WITH & WITHOUT BRADS; CLEAR PENCIL CASES; HAND SANITIZER; BOXES OF ZIPLOC-TYPE BAGGIES (all sizes); PAPER TOWELS; DRY-ERASE MARKERS; POST-IT NOTES; BACK PACKS
Donations will also be accepted at Market America Headquarters located at 1302 Pleasant Ridge Road in Greensboro during office hours (Monday-Friday, 9-5) until August 11th.  

August 23rd: Brides Against Breast Cancer Gown Event


Brides Against Breast Cancer invites all Greensboro, NC area brides and guests to enjoy the ultimate bridal experience and our one stop shop August 23rd 11am-5pm, at the Doubletree Hotel, 3030 High Point Road in Greensboro. Come browse through hundreds of new and lovingly worn designer and couture wedding gowns while meeting the area’s top wedding professionals. Hundreds of dresses available for trying on and purchase! Prices range $75-$1,800 in all styles and sizes!  Proceeds from the event go to the Health Support Network, providing free online education, exercise, stress reduction, and nutritional programs for patients, families and caregivers impacted by cancer. For more information, click HERE.

2015 Rabies Clinics Guilford County


North Carolina law requires that all domestic pets (cats, dogs and ferrets), whether living inside or outside, age four months or older be vaccinated.  Even animals that are confined in outdoor fenced areas should have current rabies vaccinations, because wild animals can get into these areas and attack your pets. 
Rabies continues to circulate within our wildlife population. The best way to protect your family and your pet’s safety is to vaccinate your pets against rabies.  Guilford County Animal Control is offering low-cost rabies vaccination clinics at the following locations and times:
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., WGHP Fox 8 studio, 2005 Francis Street, High Point, NC  27263
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., WGHP Fox 8 studio, 2005 Francis Street, High Point, NC  27263
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Winsor Center, 1601 E. Lee Street, Greensboro, NC  27401
Saturday June 20, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Summerfield Fire Station #9, 7400 Summerfield Road, Summerfield, NC 27358
Saturday, August 22, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Fire District #28, 6619 NC 61 North, Gibsonville, NC 27249 
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Pleasant Garden Town Hall, 4920 Alliance Church Road, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Jamestown Town Hall, 301 East Main Street, Jamestown, NC  27282
 
The rabies vaccination will be five dollars ($5.00) per shot.  Cash and personal checks will be accepted. 
For your pet’s safety and the safety of others at these clinics, dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers.
For more information or to schedule an educational program, please contact the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health at (336)641-7777, Guilford County Animal Control at (336) 641-5990 or visit www.myguilford.com                          
 


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