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HOT 105 Sickle Cell Awareness Blood Drive

Donate blood at the at at 2741 North 29th Avenue in Hollywood, Wedneday October 4th, from 10am until 7pm! Honor the victims and injured of the tragedy in Las Vegas, plus help raise awareness of the crucial need for blood donations to sustain the lives of patients, like Miami Lakes’ resident Lia Ottinot, who are fighting sickle cell disease.

All lifesaving donors will receive a limited edition, Sickle Cell T-Shirt designed by Lia & a FREE movie ticket, plus a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature & iron count, including a cholesterol screening! 

Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org

If you can’t make it to the HOT 105 studios, you can donate on the same date & time at the following locations: 

*African American Research Library 

2650 Sistrunk Blvd. 

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 

*Florida Memorial University 

15800 N.W. 42nd Avenue 

Miami Gardens, FL 33054 

*Sickle Cell Foundation Of Palm Beach

1600 N. Australian Avenue 

West Palm Beach, FL 33407 

*Walmart 

19501 N.W. 27th Avenue 

Miami Gardens, FL 33056 

*Westland Mall 

1625 W. 49th Street 

Hialeah, FL 33012

*Homestead City Hall 

100 N.E. Civic Ct. 

Homestead, FL 33030 

 

PULSE REMEMBRANCE BLOOD DRIVE

On June 12th 2016, 49 people died and 53 others were injured at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, in the deadliest attack against the LGBTQ community in American history. HOT 105 will never forget the brave victims and survivors. 

Thousands of us came together to save lives by giving blood, but it was those who donated in the days before who made the vital difference. If every blood donor gave just one more time each year, there would be no blood shortages.  

One year later, HOT 105 & One Blood are asking once again for you to honor the injured & victims by donating blood, so that a safe & sufficient blood supply can be maintained. 

Please join us at the HOT 105 Pulse Remembrance Blood Drive at Cox Media Group at 2741 North 29th Avenue in Hollywood, Monday June 12th, from 10am until 7pm!

All donors will receive a “Still Strong, Still United, Still One” T-shirt.

Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org.

Still United. Still Strong. Still One. Spread Love, Not Hate.

Panera's pink-ribbon bagels to raise funds for breast cancer awareness

Brianna Chambers contributed to this report.

Panera Bread Co. is teaming up with local organizations to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

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During the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the company will sell its signature Pink Ribbon Bagel, a twist on the Cherry Vanilla Bagel, a mix of cherry chips, dried cherries, honey, vanilla and brown sugar. A portion of the proceeds of the Pink Ribbon bagel will be donated to local nonprofits across the country. 

Erin Barnhart, community relations manager for a Panera Bread franchise based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, said each participating market has its own breast cancer partners.

"The partner really does make a difference," she said. "We appreciate our local partners, as their support can make all the difference in achieving our goals of building awareness and raising funds for treatment and research."

Panera has more than 1,600 locations in 41 states and the District of Columbia. 

Select markets offer a 100 percent donation day, during which the entirety of that day's sales of Pink Ribbon Bagels is donated to breast cancer focused organizations, according to Panera's website.

In Dayton, Ohio, proceeds will be donated to local nonprofit Pink Ribbon Girls and the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation.

"We make this campaign a priority every year for a reason," said Sam Covelli, owner and operator of Covelli Enterprises, the Ohio-based franchisee of Dayton-area Panera Bread restaurants. "The funds raised by the Pink Ribbon Bagel are helping to save the lives of local women with breast cancer. There's no better feeling than knowing you can help make difference."

Pink Ribbon Girls provide free direct services to patients and their families undergoing breast and other women's reproductive cancer treatment through their programs.

Mikki Clancy, chief operating officer of Miami Valley Hospital, survived breast cancer and said she benefited from the services of Pink Ribbon Girls and the hospital.

"Pink Ribbon Girls and Miami Valley Hospital were a godsend in my treatment and recovery," she said. "Supporting these community assets serves hundreds of local patients in their fight against cancer."

Twelve participating West Virginia area Panera locations will donate to Susan G. Komen West Virginia.

"We are so excited to partner with Panera Bread for the sixth year to raise funds and awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness month," said Donna DeHart, executive director West Virginia Susan G. Komen. "The Pink Ribbon Bagels are always a big hit with our survivors, volunteers, grantees and supporters. Money raised from the October campaign will be used to provide uninsured and under-insured West Virginians with life-saving screenings and awareness."

According to the Panera website, the franchise has raised tens of thousands of dollars for breast cancer partners through Pink Ribbon Bagel campaigns in the past 10 years.

"It's not a hard sell," Barnhart said. "People want to be involved in whatever way they can. That's what's so great about the Pink Ribbon Bagel. People might say, 'I can't write a check, but I can buy a bagel.'"

Read more at PaneraBread.com.

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School Calendars for 2014-2015

Yes, you've barely got them done with the 2013-2014 School Calendar...but we wanted to share so you can start planning your Family Vacations...not to mention the summer camps, tennis lessons, swimming lessons, ballet classes...and everything else you've got going on!

To the left are the School Calendars for the 2014-2015 school year for 

Now go enjoy your summer...while you can!   

Wine, Spirits & Culinary Celebration

You’ll Drink, Dine and Discover at the 19th Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration on Friday, April 4th at Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science.

The evening features a progressive sequence of wines, spirits and craft beers from around the world, courtesy of beverage sponsor Southern Wine and Spirits, and tantalizing cuisine from nearly 50 of South Florida’s most renowned restaurants including:

  • The Capital Grille
  • 3030 Ocean
  • D’Angelos
  • Grille 401
  • Grateful Palate
  • Timpano
  • Johnny V’s
  • Trulucks
  • Sea Level Restaurant and Ocean Bar
  • A Theirry's Catering & Event Design
  • Agape Cake
  • Aruba Beach Cafe
  • Beauty & The Feast
  • Bravo
  • Cafe Ala Carte
  • Cookies By Design
  • Crepemake
  • Himmarshee Public House
  • Hoffman's Chocolate
  • Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six
  • Mancinis Las Olas
  • Melting Pot
  • Michele's Dining Lounge
  • Publix Aprons Cooking School
  • ROK:Brgr
  • S3
  • SAIA
  • Shooters
  • Susie's Scrumptious Sweets
  • Texas de Brazil
  • Thasos Taverna
  • Vienna Cafe
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Yolo Restaurant

More restaurants are added every day.

Guests will be delighted at every turn as they mingle through two floors of interactive Museum exhibits while discovering gourmet bites, wines and spirits.

VIP tickets holders start at 6 p.m. with a Martini Reception, exclusive seminar as well as early tasting, plus enjoy exclusive access to the ultra chic VIP Party Lounge presented by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

For tickets call 954.713.0954 or on-line at www.modsevents.org All event proceeds benefit the Museum of Discovery and Science.

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Its Hopetober at Miami Seaquarium

This month Miami Seaquarium is making a big splash in helping fight breast Cancer. Donate $5 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and save %50 OFF a single admission ticket! Get details here.

Ragnar Relay comes to South Florida WHQT

PICTURE THIS: A 199 mile running event that will push you and 11 pals as far south as you can go in the continental U.S. Starting in Miami and finishing in Key West this relay offers runners a unique opportunity to run, near the ocean side, and across the southern end of the state of Florida. Along the way you will run across multiple bridges including the Seven Mile Bridge hopping from Key to Key, passing through popular destinations such as Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon Key and Big Pine Key. The race (and your stamina) will wrap up in the tropics of the southern most city in the continental U.S.A., Key West.  Clear your calendars for this one, this is a running race you don’t want to miss! This isn’t your average 10K or half marathon, this is Ragnar!

 

The race is officially sold out, so the only way to participate is by joining the Cox Miami Ragnar team! You don't have to be able to run a marathon, just three 5 miles legs over 24 hours. Run, rest, run, rest, run! Spaces are limited, so if you have the ability to participate, we'd love to have ya!  Go Team Cox Miami! Click here to register for team Cox Miami.

For more info on the relay visit www.ragnarrelay.com

 

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