Every week, another child is diagnosed with cancer in Central Virginia. Last summer, Caroline Morris was one of them. Diagnosed in June 2015 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, Caroline has been receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) ever since.
Richmond has some Donut Fun for National Donut Day
You can take advantage of these National Donut Day freebies and specials on June 3 from the donut shops and bakeries below.
If you are a Chick Fil A fan, you will want to check this out! Introducing Chick-fil-A One! The app that truly makes smart phones smarter!Get the ultimate Chick-fil-A experience, download the Chick-fil-A One app today and you’ll receive a free sandwich.
My name is Jocelyn Marencik, and I am a freshman in the CIT program at Deep Run High School. I’ve made community service a part of my life since Kindergarten. In 7th grade I ran my own fundraiser at Moody Middle to raise over $1,500 for both the school PTA and “From the Heart Stitchers”, which gives their hats, blankets, etc. to the homeless, people going through chemo, and babies in need. I’ve also helped make hundreds of hats for them. This year I decided to blend my love of technology with community service and came up with “Got Tec Richmond”, which stands for Gifts of Technology (for) Teachers, Education & Children.
Berry Berry Beautiful and Tasty Treats
We here at RelayFoods.com think it’s important to find a fun way to help your kids enjoy all the wonderful seasonal produce nature has to offer, so one of our in-house Registered Dietitians has carefully curated these strawberry-themed recipes for the whole family to enjoy. Check out what else is in season this month with our May Seasonal Produce Calendar, and print out a May Seasonal Coloring Page for the kiddos here!
Sitting on the beach with my friend, Artist, Robin Caspari, we began a discussion on creating art. She creates beautiful paintings and I create dances. She uses paint and I use the human body. We talked over the process and how sometimes the visions of what you are trying to create magically appear in your head and other times, you work on something and what is created is totally different than what you imagined, as if it had it’s own life and you are just along for the ride.
Thursday, May 12th, 11:45am – 1:30pm, The John Marshall Ballrooms
101 N. 5th Street Richmond, VA 23219
Full Circle’s annual luncheon is themed after the poem titled “Live Your Dash.” The inspirational keynote speaker will be John O’Leary*, a childhood burn victim survivor, beacon of hope, and true example of living your dash. The event emcee will be Andrew Freiden, NBC12 Meteorologist. We will also recognize those locally who are making a difference and living their dash with “Live Your Dash” community awards. (Recipients listed on page 2)
Winter has finally packed its bags! The magnificent sunshine, bird songs, budding trees, and flecks of green are making us itch to get outside and play in the dirt. RelayFoods.com offers packets of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange seeds to help reward you with a crisp, colorful bounty of spring vegetables. What are you waiting for? Start planting!
Round Up The Family 5K and Fun Run
Sunday, April 24th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Deep Run Park (starting line/activities on soccer fields)
Description: Get ready to get active at this year’s “Round Up The Family” 5K and Fun Run on Sunday, April 24th at Deep Run Park. This outdoor event, hosted by Full Circle Grief Center, is focused on bringing families together while getting active! Families can participate in a fun run, a 5K, field games, family contests, and a raffle that’s sure to have something to interest everyone in the family. Gates open at 1:00 pm, with warm ups starting at 1:30 pm. The fun run starts at 1:45 pm and the 5K at 2:00 pm. Children and family activities will be taking place until 4:00 pm. Kids fun passes are $10 and 5K registration is $20. Take advantage of our Early Bird Special! Register for the 5K by April 5th and receive a complimentary event t-shirt. To register for the 5K or buy kids passes for activities and fun run, visit www.fullcirclegc.org/round-up2016. Tribute signs can be purchased ($25) in memory of a friend or loved one.
The Zika Virus
Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.