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AHTD accepting applications for public transportation program

AHTD accepting applications for public transportation program

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is now accepting applications for the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The Section 5310 – Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program is federally funded. It provides capital assistance in the form of discounted vehicles to agencies providing transportation services to seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Pulaski County in January

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Pulaski County in January

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ARC) — With a new year come many resolutions to form good habits and achieve personal goals. The American Red Cross encourages those who are eligible to resolve to help patients in need through regular blood donations.

Donated blood can give patients in need more time with loved ones. Blood can be used to treat cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies, sickle cell disease patients and more. In fact, about every two seconds a patient in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion.

As winter continues, donations are especially needed, with many donors unable to give due to inclement weather and seasonal illnesses. Make an appointment to donate blood and partake in a lifesaving resolution by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Pulaski County:

ACH Patient/Artist-in-Residence Show & Sale at Thea

ACH Patient/Artist-in-Residence Show & Sale at Thea

Join the Thea Foundation as Arkansas Children’s Hospital presents works of art by its patients and artists-in-residence from December 16 to 20, culminating with an art sale of works by ACH patients on Friday, December 20, in conjunction with the Argenta ArtWalk, 5:00 - 8:00pm.

Hundreds show up for Walk to End Alzheimer's

Hundreds show up for Walk to End Alzheimer's

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Alzheimer's Association) - Saturday morning, several people in the Little Rock area gathered for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's.

A spokesperson with the association said more than 600 people from the area supported the walk and united in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at First Security Amphitheater. Participants raised an estimated $64,500 to fund Alzheimer's care, support and research programs.

Alzheimer's disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation's sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today's more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's.

In Arkansas alone, there are an estimated 60,000 people living with Alzheimer's.

(Source: Alzheimer's Association)

Blood Drive events for the month of Nov. in Pulaski County

Blood Drive events for the month of Nov. in Pulaski County

Nov. 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Nov. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Sylvan Hills High School, 484 Bear Paw Road in Sherwood, Ark.

Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, 5301 Northshore Drive in North Little Rock, Ark.

Nov. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 401 S. Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.

Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Red Cross, 4548 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock, Ark.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra wants concert-goers to bring turkeys for Arkansas Foodbank

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra wants concert-goers to bring turkeys for Arkansas Foodbank

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Foodbank) -  The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is holding its annual Beer and Brats” street party in front of Robinson Auditorium on Saturday, November 9, at 6 pm, and again on Sunday, November 10, at 1 pm before each day’s scheduled “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” concerts.  This year, attendees are asked to bring a special guest to the party in support of the Arkansas Foodbank:  A frozen turkey, which will help provide a healthy holiday meal to the one in four Arkansans struggling with hunger.

Anyone bringing a turkey or any other frozen poultry to the party will receive a pair of free tickets to any 2013-2014 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra concert. The Foodbank will have its refrigerated truck on site to collect the donations.

Special Olympics Arkansas exceeds $57,000 in donations

Special Olympics Arkansas exceeds $57,000 in donations

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Special Olympics Arkansas) – More than 400 supporters attended the annual Special Olympics Arkansas Charity Olive Hour event at Next Level Events on Oct. 24, which raised more than $57,000. The proceeds will be used to increase the number of athletes participating in Special Olympics Arkansas and support additional programming such as Healthy Athletes and Young Athletes.

“We are so grateful to the many volunteers and attendees that made this year’s Charity Olive Hour such a huge success,” said Terri Weir, executive director and chief executive officer for Special Olympics Arkansas. “This event, along with the support of many other individuals and businesses, allows Special Olympics Arkansas to be one of the only states in the nation to provide training, equipment and competition to more than 14,000 athletes free of charge.”