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Excitement builds for Elk Grove running event all to benefit youth sports scholarships

Excitement builds for Elk Grove running event all to benefit youth sports scholarships

As a mom of two boys, Tamra Rickman felt she needed to do more than just remind her sons to do their chores and finish their homework. She wanted something for them to do as family. She encouraged her sons to take up sports and thought there would be plenty of benefits to them being on a team.

“It gave them a sense of responsibility. It gave us something to talk about. Sports also teach time management, teamwork and being prepared,” said Rickman, whose sons have played soccer and baseball.

The challenge was figuring out how to pay for all the expenses associated with playing a team sport. From the registration fees, to the uniforms and gear, and in some cases, the cost of travelling to games and events, the price to play can be in the hundreds or thousands of dollars.

But that’s where the Elk Grove Youth Sports Foundation(EGYSF) comes in.

Celiac Awareness 3k/5k Walk and Fun Run

Celiac Awareness 3k/5k Walk and Fun Run
Celiac Awareness 3k/5k Walk and Fun Run
03-28-2015 - 03-28-2015
Celiac Support Group
http://www.celiacsupportgroup.org/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=44566
Admission: Suggested Donation $10
 
(916) 483-8546
info@celiacsupportgroup.org
 
Start Time(s): Sat 9am-11:30am
Walk, jog, stroll and support the Celiac Support Group
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Capitol Periodontal Group Launches New Campaign to Encourage Healthy Gums

Capitol Periodontal Group Launches New Campaign to Encourage Healthy Gums

Capitol Periodontal Group is proud to be an official partner of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of gum disease. With one in every two adults age 30 and older suffering from periodontal disease (commonly referred to as gum disease), Capitol Periodontal Group and the AAP are calling for Americans to Love the Gums They’re With.

Periodontal disease can lead to receding gums, bone damage, loss of teeth, and can increase the risk of other health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. Despite its prevalence, periodontal disease is hardly ever discussed, resulting in a lack of urgency for people to properly care for their gums. Simple steps like brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and receiving an annual comprehensive periodontal evaluation from a periodontist can help detect and prevent gum disease.

Free flu vaccinations for the community with Sacramento Kings star player Rudy Gay

Free flu vaccinations for the community with Sacramento Kings star player Rudy Gay

With influenza season still upon us, it’s not too late to protect yourself from catching the flu. So take a shot with the Kings.

 

Kaiser Permanente is teaming up with the Sacramento Kings to offer the best defense against the flu – vaccination – at a special event Tuesday, February 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. featuring small forward Rudy Gay, Slamson and the Sacramento Kings dancers. Kaiser Permanente doctors are the team physicians of the Sacramento Kings.

Free flu shots will be available to the community at Kaiser Permanente Point West Medical Offices, 1650 Response Road, Sacramento, 95815 (across Exposition Boulevard from Cal Expo). Gay will sign autographs for the first 150 fans from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Parking will be on-site and free.

Anyone in need of a flu shot is encouraged to attend the event, which is open to nonmembers and members of Kaiser Permanente.

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