Health & Wellness

October 15, 2018

BROWARD COUNTY, FLA - The latest Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) sampling results for red tide in the coastal waters off Broward County show only “very low” or minute “background” concentrations of K. Brevis, according to Broward County.  Water quality improvements have been ...

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BROWARD COUNTY, FLA - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has verified the presence of the red tide forming algae, Karenia Brevis (K.Brevis), in coastal waters of Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties at low to moderate concentrations, Broward County announced on ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - The Greater Broward Chapter of The Pap Corps held its charity “Welcome Back” event on Friday, September 21 at Cypress Head Clubhouse in Parkland.  The sold out event featured cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and discussion regarding the upcoming fundraising programs for 2018/2019.  The ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - Not My Daughter...Find a Cure Now, the 9th Annual Shopping Boutique and Luncheon to benefit breast cancer research, will take place on Monday, October 29.  Shopping opens at 10 a.m. and the luncheon begins at noon. The event will take place at the Heron Bay Marriott, 11775 Heron ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - One-to-One Fitness will hold a circuit workout on Saturday, August 25 to benefit Parkland Cares.  "Strength in Numbers Circuit Workout with Manny Mair" will feature training and coaching by Manny Mair, in a full-body circuit workout.  All fitness levels are welcome. All proceeds ...

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PARKLAND, FLA - Dr. Laurie Nadel will hold a presentation for teens and adults on September 6 at the Parkland Library, about healing after a disaster.  The event will take place at 6:15 p.m.  Registration is required at www.cityofparkland.org/library or 954-757-4207

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PARKLAND, FLA. – The Children’s Bereavement Center (CBC) is coming to Heron Heights Elementary School, launching six groups, targeted to specific ages, starting on Monday, Aug. 13.  The CBC serves children, parents, families and friends who are impacted by loss and is running separate groups to ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Yoga for a Cause, a fundraiser for Parkland Cares, will take place on Sunday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to noon at Evolution, 6814 N FL-7 in Coconut Creek.  Donations raised will be used to provide funds and awareness for immediate and long-term counseling and support for the February 14 ...

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PLANTATION, FL - Animal Care will host a Rabies Clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane, in Plantation. Free microchips will be available with the purchase of a rabies vaccine and Broward County Rabies Registration ...

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PARKLAND, FL - The WalkUp Foundation will hold a forum focusing on suicide risk and prevention on May 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts.  The forum will be the first in a series of events focused on community and school safety. The WalkUp Foundation was created by Ryan ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Parkland residents Jon Faber and Stephen Feuerman are organizing An Evening with the Guardian Angels, on May 31, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Parkland Amphitheater, 10555 Trails End, in Parkland.  The event will include therapy dogs on premises, food trucks, music, speakers, and ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Parkland residents Jon Faber and Stephen Feuerman are organizing An Evening with the Angels, on May 31, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Parkland Amphitheater to raise money and thank the Guardian Angels and to also raise awareness about PTSD, as well as to have a meet and greet for ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Parkland Golf & Country Club will host Ladies Night Out on Wednesday, May 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with proceeds benefiting JDRF.  JDRF is a global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Parkland Golf & Country Club will host Ladies Night Out on Wednesday, May 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with proceeds benefiting JDRF.  JDRF is a global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Marjory Stoneman Douglas students, volunteers, staff and alumni held a MSD Dance Marathon on Saturday and raised $66,283.17 for the Children's Miracle Network hospitals.  Mayor Christine Hunschofsky said, "There was great energy at the MSD Dance Marathon!  Amazing job by all the ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Relay for Life of Parkland and Coral Springs raised more than $75,000 to fight cancer this weekend.  Rachel Frydman, Event Co-Lead, and Kendra Walsh, Event Co-Lead, said, "The money raised will enable the American Cancer Society to help people fighting cancer with the programs and ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Relay for Life of Parkland & Coral Springs begins tonight, April 13, and continues through Saturday, April 14.  This free community event will be held at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Track and Field.  Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. and performances begin at 5:45 ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Relay for Life of Parkland and Coral Springs raised more than $75,000 to fight cancer this weekend.  Rachel Frydman, Event Co-Lead, and Kendra Walsh, Event Co-Lead, said, "The money raised will enable the American Cancer Society to help people fighting cancer with the programs and ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Following the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Florida legislature passed Senate Bill 7026, which includes the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program provision, Florida Statute 30.15(1)(k).  This provision allows certain District employees to be armed.  On Tuesday, the ...

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PARKLAND, FL - The Koss family has been there to help the Parkland community since they first moved to Parkland five years ago.  Now, the Koss family needs Parkland's help.  Husband and father Jeffery Koss has terminal cancer and is expected to pass soon.  Children, Morgan Koss (15), Connor Koss ...

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BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Nancy J. Cotterman Center (NJCC), Broward’s only certified 24/7 rape crisis and accredited children's advocacy center, is stepping-up its "We Believe You!" outreach campaign to emphasize the Center's longstanding approach of unconditionally believing and supporting victims of ...

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BROWARD COUNTY, FL - The Animal Care and Adoption Division will host a neighborhood Rabies Clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, April 7th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Delevoe Park, 2520 NW 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, 33311.   This year, free microchips will be available with the purchase of a ...

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PARKLAND, FL - In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy, Melissa Kornhaus, a licensed mental health counselor, began receiving calls the next day from families in Parkland needing mental health intervention so she decided to spend the next week driving out and providing therapy in homes.

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PARKLAND, FL – As the volunteer leader for Relay for Life held at MCU Park, the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones in Coney Island, Joe Gillette has a thriving Relay for Life to organize and to fundraise for at this time of year.  However, when Parkland holds its annual Relay for Life event on April 13 ...

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