Our network

Health

Arthritis Foundation’s Jazzy Joints Set for April 14

Arthritis Foundation’s Jazzy Joints Set for April 14

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –– The Arthritis Foundation will host Jazzy Joints on Thursday, April 14 at 6:00 pm at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. The event will serve as a high spirited party featuring jazz music, dancing and a silent auction. 

Jazzy Joints supports the Arthritis Foundation’s mission by raising funds to support proven programs to help fight arthritis pain, to pursue public policy on behalf of patients and to invest in groundbreaking research for effective treatments and a cure. In Arkansas alone, 653,000 adults and 2,700 children wake up every day to the pain of arthritis. Funds raised at Jazzy Joints will be utilized by the Arthritis Foundation to support initiatives such as the evidence-based Life Improvement Series Programs, including aquatics and land-based exercise programs that are developed specifically for patients with arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation also funds programs for families living with juvenile arthritis.

Get "Fired Up for the Cure"

Get "Fired Up for the Cure"

WHAT:  Firefighters from Little Rock, North Little Rock, Alexander and Bryant will compete for a spot in the upcoming 2012 “Fired Up For The Cure” calendar!  During the live show on Saturday, April 9, the audience will watch more than 25 firefighters strut their stuff on the runway and have the chance to vote for their favorites using tokens (tokens can be purchased at the event).

WHERE:  Clear Channel Metroplex Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, AR  72204

WHEN: Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m.

Argenta 'Plants It Pink' to honor breast cancer victims, families

Argenta 'Plants It Pink' to honor breast cancer victims, families

The Argenta Arts Foundation is celebrating spring and honoring families affected by breast cancer by planting 25,000 pink tulips -- many in bloom -- in downtown North Little Rock's Argenta Arts District. Several events are planned in conjunction with the planting.

Win Free Entry to St. Vincent Tour De Paul 5K

Win Free Entry to St. Vincent Tour De Paul 5K

Share your favorite running route with InArkansas.com by April 6 for a chance to win free entry (a $25-$30) value) to the St. VIncent Tour De Paul 5K at 8 a.m. April 9.

‘Fight for Air’ to benefit ALA

‘Fight for Air’ to benefit ALA

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The American Lung Association is presenting the second annual competitive stairclimb, Fight for Air Climb, in Little Rock on May 14 at 8 a.m. This fun athletic event will challenge participants to climb the Metropolitan Tower in downtown Little Rock. Participants may run or walk each one of the 39 floors on their way to a celebration at the top.

“We are very excited to see the momentum this event has gained since our inaugural climb,” said Michelle Bernth, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Volunteer Development for the American Lung Association. “This year’s climb promises to be even bigger and better than last year. We guarantee that each participant will have a greater respect for healthy lungs when they reach the top.”

Stair-climbs are emerging athletic competitions that take participants beyond the average run/walk event.

Walk to defeat ALS

Walk to defeat ALS

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- ALS patients and their friends, families and supporters will Walk to Defeat ALS during the second annual event at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock on Saturday, April 9, 2011.

Programs give autistic kids connection to community

Programs give autistic kids connection to community

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Community Connections is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering free extra-curricular activities for children with special needs and supporting their families.

Spring programs including dance, soccer, theatre and cheerleading will be starting up soon! Programs are available across the state, including Russellville, Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock and Sherwood.

To learn more about Community Connections or register for a program, please visit www.communityconnectionsar.org or contact Director Courtney Leach at courtney_leach@pedplustherapy.com.