Is there a physical, occupational or speech therapist in your life? This is the week to celebrate them–September 15-21, 2019 is National Rehabilitation Awareness Week. We spoke with rehabilitation professionals at Encompass Health’s Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital in Birmingham to commemorate the occasion!
We all have battles to fight each day, whether it’s a stressful event or challenge we’re facing. Members of Battle Republic in Birmingham are taking their battles to the punching bag, and it’s helping them in more ways than one. We spoke with the gym’s dedicated Golden Gloves winners to learn more about the Go for the Gold program, how they got their gloves and why they keep coming back.
Birmingham is a leader in cystic fibrosis (CF) research. Thanks to the work of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, UAB and Southern Research Institute, those with CF are receiving better treatments and living longer than ever. Learn more about CF and how you can get involved, including the Shoot for a Cure event on October 11.
Today marked the kick off of The World Games 2021 and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s education program, Live Healthy, Play Global. Students at Glen Iris Elementary School in Birmingham joined in on the fun this morning alongside Mayor Randall Woodfin. Learn more about the event and the program below!
United Way kicked off their Pacesetter Campaign back in June, and 71 Birmingham companies stepped up. One of these companies, Encompass Health, raised almost half a million dollars for United Way’s programs! We spoke with Encompass Health about their campaign and why they choose to get involved with United Way year after year.
September is a hot month–pun definitely intended–for races in Birmingham. Whether you’re looking for a 5k, 10k, fun run or walk, there are several options for you. Who wants to get outside and support some great causes? Here’s a list of six runs coming up this month.
Green Acres Middle School in Birmingham is getting healthier after receiving a Be Healthy School grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Green Acres is one of 33 schools across the state to receive a grant this year, and to say they’re excited is an understatement. Learn more about the grant and how they will use it.
When I saw the announcement of a new charter school, I3 Academy, breaking ground in Woodlawn on August 20, I immediately had a host of questions. I’m a Birmingham resident and mom of a young toddler, so schools are on my mind. What is a charter school? What is I3 Academy? Which students can enter? How much does it cost? Here are the answers.
You’ve probably noticed the bright yellow Curing Childhood Cancer tags as you drive around Birmingham, but do you know the story behind the tag? It’s been around for fourteen years, and it’s directly benefiting cancer patients at Children’s of Alabama. Learn more about one patient’s journey and how you can show your support by purchasing the tag!
When you have a baby, it seems like you blink and they’ve outgrown their first car seat–and car seats aren’t cheap. The good news is you can trade in your used car seat at any Birmingham Target store for 20 percent off a new one September 3-13, 2019! Get the details below.
It’s that time of year, Birmingham–the time to celebrate one of our favorite neighborhoods, Five Points South! The Taste of Five Points event is happening Sunday, September 8 from noon to 4:00 p.m. in the heart of Five Points at 2100 Magnolia Ave. S. With food, drink, music and more, the event draws hundreds of people each year–see what all the hype is about and get your tickets here.
The load of medical school costs just got lighter for 11 UAB students, thanks to a scholarship from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. The goal of the scholarship is to address the lack of primary care in rural Alabama–learn more about it and the recipients below.
Smocked baby clothes are quite the tradition in the south, and Birmingham is no exception. Who else loves seeing babies in these adorable outfits? If you’ve ever thought about making a smocked outfit for your little one, there are several spots in Birmingham where you can learn the skills and get supplies. Check out the list below.