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Free Blood Pressure Screenings for World Hypertension Day

In recognition of World Hypertension Day, Kaiser Permanente gassed-up their mobile health vehicle and headed to Upper Marlboro to provide free blood pressure screenings to County employees on Tuesday, May 31st.

The vehicle provided blood pressure screenings to all County employees, retirees, their dependents and community residents.  The blood pressure screenings will be held from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. in front of the County Administration Building.

Lead Awareness Training Seminar in Prince George's County

 

 

The Prince George’s County Health Department’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is hosting a free, one day Lead Awareness Training Seminar on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the La Fontaine Bleue in Lanham, Maryland.

 

Lead Awareness Training Seminar in Prince George's County

 

 

 

The Prince George’s County Health Department’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is hosting a free, one day Lead Awareness Training Seminar on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the La Fontaine Bleue in Lanham, Maryland.

 

Bethesda Preschool students raised more than $5,000 for LLS

Early this morning more than 250 preschool students gathered at Bethesda Country Day School in Bethesda, Md., to be recognized by a representative from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for their efforts in raising more than $5,000 for the Pennies for Patients campaign.

One of more than 400 participating schools in the Washington D.C. area, Bethesda Country Day School placed in the top 20 for the amount of money raised and greatly surpassed their original goal of $2,500.

“Pennies for Patients” is a nationwide fundraiser that raises money to help cure leukemia and other blood-relation cancers. Students of all ages collect pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters throughout the program.

Annual Health Freedom Walk Scheduled for June 11

From Montgomery County:

 

  Montgomery County’s African American Health Program, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, is sponsoring its seventh annual Health Freedom Walk on Saturday, June 11 at the Woodlawn Cultural Park in Sandy Spring.  The event will take place rain or shine.

MCS Recognizes Professionals who Promote Healthy Meals

From Montgomery County Schools:

Troy, NC:   Preparing healthy school meals, teaching healthy nutrition habits, and offering a friendly greeting are all in a day’s work for the 50 school nutrition employees in Montgomery County Schools.  The non-profit School Nutrition Association celebrates this professional commitment with School Nutrition Employee Week, May 2-6, 2011. The week is an opportunity for parents, students, school staff and communities to thank those who provide healthy school meals to more than 32 million children each school day.

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4