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Clarksville Christmas Parade to be held this Saturday, December 7th

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – This Saturday, December 7th, 2019, the annual Christmas parade, hosted by the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County Government, will begin at 5:00pm in downtown Clarksville.

The family of the late Mike Robinson, wife Rhonda Robinson and children Bryce, Bayleigh and Carly Robinson, will be this year’s grand marshals. Mike Robinson passed in August from cancer. He was a popular local musician, coach and most importantly a husband and father.

Annual Clarksville Christmas Parade in Downtown Clarksville.

Annual Clarksville Christmas Parade in Downtown Clarksville.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Christmas Parade to be held December 7th

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department announces that on Saturday, December 7th, the 60th annual Christmas parade, hosted by the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County Government, will be at 5:00pm in Downtown Clarksville.

The family of the late Mike Robinson, wife Rhonda Robinson and children Bryce, Bayleigh and Carly Robinson, will be this year’s grand marshals. Mike Robinson passed in August from cancer. He was a popular local musician, coach and most importantly a husband and father.

Annual Clarksville Christmas Parade in Downtown Clarksville.

Annual Clarksville Christmas Parade in Downtown Clarksville.

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Clarksville Fire Rescue raises $8,000 for YMCA’s After Breast Cancer Program

 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Clarksville Fire Rescue firefighters and staff members concluded a drive to sell hundreds of black-and-pink T-shirts that allowed them to donate $8,000 to the YMCA’s After Breast Cancer (ABC) Program.

Clarksville Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery and CFR staff members Susan Harris and Angela Moody presented the check to the Clarksville Area YMCA Thursday during the annual Tickle Me Pink event, which is a fundraiser for the ABC Program.

Chief Montgomery and a large group of firefighters were on hand to distribute roses to cancer survivors and women affected by cancer who were recognized during the event. Clarksville First Lady Cynthia Pitts offered the invocation to start the day.

Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Freddie Montgomery, front row center, joins with members of Fire Rescue to present a check for $8,000 to the YMCA's After Breast Cancer program at Thursday’s Tickle Me Pink event at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. Susan Harris and Angela Moody, both to Montgomery’s right, lead CFR’s annual T-shirt fundraiser which benefits ABC. Clarksville First Lady Cynthia Pitts, back row center, offered the invocation at Tickle Me Pink.

Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Freddie Montgomery, front row center, joins with members of Fire Rescue to present a check for $8,000 to the YMCA’s After Breast Cancer program at Thursday’s Tickle Me Pink event at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. Susan Harris and Angela Moody, both to Montgomery’s right, lead CFR’s annual T-shirt fundraiser which benefits ABC. Clarksville First Lady Cynthia Pitts, back row center, offered the invocation at Tickle Me Pink.

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City of Clarksville renames park to honor Sidney Brown

 

‘CSM Sidney R. Brown Park at Birchwood’ pays tribute to veteran, leader

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – City of Clarksville officials will conduct a ceremony at noon Saturday to officially rename Birchwood Park in honor of U.S. Army veteran and community leader Sidney R. Brown.

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Brown, 85, is battling cancer, but is expected to attend the ceremony.

CSM (Ret.) Sidney R. Brown, right, received a proclamation from Councilman Richard Garrett at an event earlier this year. The City of Clarksville has renamed Birchwood Park as “CSM Sidney R. Brown Park at Birchwood” in honor of the U.S. Army veteran and community leader.

CSM (Ret.) Sidney R. Brown, right, received a proclamation from Councilman Richard Garrett at an event earlier this year. The City of Clarksville has renamed Birchwood Park as “CSM Sidney R. Brown Park at Birchwood” in honor of the U.S. Army veteran and community leader.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: A Distraction We Cannot Afford

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – In Memphis Friday, October 4th, 2019, I joined Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to tour the brand new Union Row development. This is the largest redevelopment project ever in the city of Memphis, and was made possible by Opportunity Zones which were enacted in the Republican-passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Caring For Our Servicewomen: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women. To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a bipartisan group of my Senate colleagues and I called upon the U.S. Department of Defense to expand and improve screening coverage for female service members and veterans. Providing superior care to our service members should be a top priority for our country. Learn more here.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Austin Peay State University Health and Human Performance faculty to host Blood Drive

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Blood is desperately needed at Hospitals across Tennessee. Last week, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee called on the state’s residents to help end the blood bank shortage, and even the American Cancer Society is pleading for people to donate because, according to that organization, “blood transfusions save millions of lives in the United States every year.”

A blood drive will take place at Austin Peay State University September 23rd-24th. (APSU)

A blood drive will take place at Austin Peay State University September 23rd-24th. (APSU)

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American Red Cross says Help Kids with Cancer by Giving Blood

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions.

The National Cancer Institute estimated that more than 15,000 children and adolescents in the U.S. would be diagnosed with cancer last year.

Blood donor Sydney Conway at an American Red Cross blood drive. (Sharon Penn, American Red Cross)

Blood donor Sydney Conway at an American Red Cross blood drive. (Sharon Penn, American Red Cross)

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Saint Thomas Health Mobile Mammography Coach to be at Hilltop Supermarket Saturday, August 10th

 

Hilltop SupermarketClarksville, TN – The Saint Thomas Health Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography Coach will be at Hilltop Supermarket’s parking lot from 9:00am until 3:00pm this Saturday, August 10th, 2019.

The coach provides mammography for women who cannot afford the time away from work for appropriate screenings. It also helps women with no insurance through support from organizations like Susan G. Komen.

Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography

Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital adds noninvasive screening method for Colon Cancer

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – While colonoscopy, a procedure performed in the hospital under sedation, is the most accurate screening method for colon cancer, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) recently added a new, noninvasive screening method for colon cancer that beneficiaries can do at home.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and medical officials said early detection greatly increases survivability.

Mail-in colon cancer screening may end colonoscopy for most. (CDC)

Mail-in colon cancer screening may end colonoscopy for most. (CDC)

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American Heart Association reports Adding High-Quality Plant-Based Foods to Diet decreases risk of Deaths from Heart Disease and other causes

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationHouston, TX – As long as you don’t count French fries and soda as healthy choices, it’s never too late to increase your longevity and cut your risk of heart disease death by adding fruits and vegetables to your diet, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2019, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in population based cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

Even in middle age, adding healthy plant foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables to your diet may reduce the risk of death from heart disease and other causes. (American Heart Association)

Even in middle age, adding healthy plant foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables to your diet may reduce the risk of death from heart disease and other causes. (American Heart Association)

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