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Knit-A-Thon for Hats 4 Happiness

 

Girl Scouts Plan Knit-A-Thon to aid children with cancer

Hats 4 HappinessClarksville, TN – Ryleigh, a member of Girl Scouts Troop 779, had a class mate that passed away last year from cancer. It was hard for her to watch a classmate grow sick, lose her hair, then finally her battle with cancer.  While they weren’t close, getting the updates of her classmate was confusing, painful and frustrating – being only 13 years old, and not knowing what to do to help.

So when her she sat down with her fellow troop members to brainstorm about what to do for a Silver Award project (the second highest award that a Girl Scout can earn), she thought of her classmate and mentioned it to them – and the rush of ideas began to take form.

Knit-A-Thon for Hats 4 Happiness set for Sunday, May 8th.

Knit-A-Thon for Hats 4 Happiness set for Sunday, May 8th.

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Tennessee Department of Health reminds everyone that Raw Milk can be Hazardous to Your Health

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Milk, whether it comes from seemingly healthy cows, goats or any other animal, can cause serious health problems, including death, if it has not been pasteurized to kill harmful bacteria.

This reminder from the Tennessee Department of Health comes following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s announcement regarding hospitalizations and a death from Listeria infections linked to people drinking raw milk from a Pennsylvania dairy.

Raw milk and products made from it can pose severe health risks, including death. (CDC)

Raw milk and products made from it can pose severe health risks, including death. (CDC)

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Montgomery County Relay For Life currently taking Luminaria Orders for Event Ceremony

 

American Cancer Society's Relay for LifeClarksville, TN – As this year’s Relay For Life campaign effort approaches its close and final plans for the culminating event are almost complete, the public is invited to participate. As we continue our efforts to “Finish the Fight” in the cure for all forms of cancer, we recognize that there are many in the community who will lose the battle and succumb to the fight with cancer.

In the midst of the celebration and festivities that will take place during the Relay For Life event on May 20th, it is also a time dedicated to reflection and healing, to commemorate those who courageously fought but lost the battle in their fight with cancer.

Montgomery County Relay for Life

Montgomery County Relay for Life

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APSU Governors-Racers to serve as #RallyforRhyan Game

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University faces Murray State, 6:30pm, Saturday, the contest will be more than just the annual rivalry. It will be Coaches vs. Cancer “Rally for Rhyan Game” as well.

Rhyan is Rhyan Loos, the 5-year-old daughter of Jen and Brad Loos, who is a University of Missouri basketball assistant and former basketball Gov. She is the granddaughter of APSU basketball coach Dave Loos and his wife Phyllis. In October, Rhyan Loos was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a form of cancer found in children 5-years old and younger. By the time Rhyan’s cancer was diagnosed it already had spread into her bone marrow and bloodstream.

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Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson introduces Legislation to help Cancer Patients

 

Curtis Johnson sponsors measure to address cost parity among treatments

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) is sponsoring SB2091/HB2239, the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act, to ensure that cancer patients are able to get the most medically appropriate treatment, as decided between the physician and patient.

Traditional treatments are usually given through an IV or injection and are covered under health care benefits resulting in a small co-pay or no cost at all to patients. Oral treatments are usually part of the health plan’s pharmacy benefit and result in high out-of-pocket costs for patients. This disparity is a result of our laws not keeping up with scientific advancements, which can negatively impact patients taking their medication as prescribed.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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109th Tennessee General Assembly opens 2016 Session

 

Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The 2016 session of the 109th General Assembly reconvened on Capitol Hill this week to begin work on a number of important issues facing Tennessee. I was pleased to officially be named as Chairman of the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee.

On Monday, the Brig. Gen. Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Governor Bill Haslam. This project was years in the making, and I am pleased that it is finally opened to serve our veterans.

Pictured from left, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Rep. Joe Pitts, Rep. Curtis Johnson, Rep. Jay Reedy, Brig. Gen. Wendell Gilbert, Governor Bill Haslam, Sen. Mark Green, and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

Pictured from left, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Rep. Joe Pitts, Rep. Curtis Johnson, Rep. Jay Reedy, Brig. Gen. Wendell Gilbert, Governor Bill Haslam, Sen. Mark Green, and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

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Clarksville’s Tilted Kilt to hold Contest November 30th to benefit Men’s Cancer Charities “For No Shave November”

 

Clarksville's Tilted KiltClarksville, TN – To wrap up the national “No Shave November” movement raising awareness for men’s cancers, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery in Clarksville will host a “Sweet Beard Contest” on Monday, November 30th

The contest will be held during halftime of Monday Night Football at the pub.

Sponsored by Love, Blood, Ink Tattoo and RubADub Tubbs Beard Oil, the Kilt Girls will select their top three favorite beards and prizes will be awarded.

Clarksville Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery.

Clarksville Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery.

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Clarksville’s Convenient Car Care Inc. raises money for Pearl Point Cancer Support

 

Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeClarksville, TN – During October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, Convenient Car Care Inc. of Clarksville held a campaign to raise money for cancer awareness. During the month, they accepted donations from their customers at their Valvoline Instant Oil Change and Valvoline Complete Car Care facilities in Clarksville, Nashville, and Kentucky.

“During the month of October, we donated $2.00 of every oil change that came through our stores as well as excepted donations from our customers that went directly to Pearl Point Cancer Support,” said Candace Ursery, President of Convenient Car Care Inc.

Convenient Car Care Inc. presents Pearl Point Cancer Support representatives with a check for $8,000 at their Valvoline Complete Car Care Center located on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.

Convenient Car Care Inc. presents Pearl Point Cancer Support representatives with a check for $8,000 at their Valvoline Complete Car Care Center located on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.

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Rally for Rhyan campaign takes hold on multiple fronts

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Rally for Ryhan has taken hold on multiple fronts in mid-Missouri.

The Rhyan is Ryhan Loos, the five-year-old daughter of Jen and Brad Loos, a Clarksville native who played basketball at Northeast High School, later for his father, Dave Loos, at Austin Peay (1998-2001) and now is a second-season Missouri basketball assistant coach. Late last week Rhyan Loos was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer.

Although Rhyan and the Loos Family have a long fight ahead, they are not facing these challenge alone.

#RallyForRhyan

#RallyForRhyan

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American Cancer Society Relay For Life Launches “Hope Lives Here” Breast Cancer Campaign and Kickoff Rally on October 13th

 

American Cancer Society's Relay for LifeClarksville, TN – On October 13th, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® campaign of Montgomery County will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at the Hilldale Baptist Family Life Center for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year.

In addition to a delicious meal and fellowship with some of Clarksville’s finest volunteers, the rally will feature speakers from the community who have benefited from funds raised at Relay, will honor cancer survivors, recognize this past year’s participating teams and their contributions toward this effort and during which this year’s campaign theme will be unveiled.

American Cancer Society Relay For Life's “Hope Lives Here” campaign launches October 13th.

American Cancer Society Relay For Life’s “Hope Lives Here” campaign launches October 13th.

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