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Community Spotlight

April 2012

April 2012

Save the Date: Central Indiana Race for the Cure

The 21st Central Indiana Race for the Cure is Saturday, April 21 at Military Park in downtown Indianapolis. This event has a 5K run/walk, one-mile Family Walk, Survivor Village & Pink Parade, and new Kids Zone & Kids Dash. The new Kids Zone will have several activity stations, music, balloon animals and other entertainment. The new Kids Dash is for children age 8 and under that have been registered online before the Race (registration for kids 8 and under is free) – the 100-yard dash will be run in small groups. Kids will receive a medal and Racing bib – must be registered and accompanied by parent or guardian.

75% of funds raised are used for Local breast health programs; 25% are for global research seeking the causes, improved treatments and cures for breast cancer.

More info or to register: www.komenindy.org/race

Lemonade Day Returns to Indy, Sign Up Today!

Presented by Teachers Credit Union, Ice Miller and ChaCha, Lemonade Day is a FREE Greater Indianapolis Area initiative that teaches kids how to start their own business: a lemonade stand. Lemonade Day is May 19th.

Kids can sign up at the following locations:

• All branches of the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library

• All Indy Parks Locations

• All branches of the Greater Indianapolis YMCA

• Speedway Public Library

• Washington Township Public Library (Avon)

• Westfield Washington Public Library

• Carmel Clay Library

• Hamilton East Public Library (Noblesville & Fishers branches)

• Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library (Zionsville)

• Beech Grove Public Library

• Hancock County Public Library (Greenfield)

• Sugar Creek Branch New Palestine

• Brownsburg Public Library

• Greenwood Public Library

• Johnson County White River Branch (Greenwood)

• Johnson County Franklin Branch

• Johnson County Clark Pleasant Branch (New Whiteland)

• Johnson County Trafalgar Branch

New Free iPhone app, 4KidsHealth, Now Available!

As a parent, you know that kids' health issues can arise at anytime – evenings, weekends, when you're traveling or when your doctor's office is closed. Now there's a way to get the advice you need whenever and wherever you need it with 4KidsHealth - a free iPhone app from Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St.Vincent.

4KidsHealth helps you determine whether your child needs immediate medical attention based on his or her symptoms and provides advice on how to provide speedy relief for minor illnesses or injuries at home.

➢ Look up your child's symptoms for care advice.

➢ CPR instructions and first aid care instructions for children and adults.

➢ Use the app to connect directly to 911, your child's doctor or a nearby emergency department.

➢ Provides medication dosage tables by child's weight and age for common over-the-counter medications.

➢ Allows you to store medication and allergy information for every family member.

4KidsHealth is easy to use and is a must-have resource for any parent who enjoys the reassurance of having access to answers at their fingertips. Best of all, it's free. Visit KidsHealthLine.com/4Kids or find it in the App Store today.

Learn to Drive with the Miles Ahead Program at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Miles Ahead training program provides teenage drivers with the opportunity to learn and practice car control, handling, and avoidance exercises in a controlled, safe environment.

The program provides specialized instruction to licensed teenage drivers to improve their driving skills and decision-making behind the wheel. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the host site for the program.

Teen drivers will be taught by young, professional racecar drivers who participate in any one of the Road to Indy racing series, as instructors. Some have even raced in the Indy 500! They are highly skilled and extremely knowledgeable about the technology in today's cars designed to keep drivers from becoming involved in collisions or to be safely protected in the event that they are.

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