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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon Encourages Healthy Lifestyles at an Early Age

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Nearly 5,000 children will run in this year’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon. In a continued effort to fight childhood obesity and to encourage healthy lifestyles at an early age, this is the fifth year for Blue Cross to be the title sponsor of the event.


Social Security is a safety net that keeps millions of elderly Americans out of poverty. At we have valuable resources that you can access 24 hours a day from the comfort of your home. There, you can:

R U my type? Give blood for Valentine’s

The University of Alabama at Birmingham and American Red Cross say February is for lovers and blood donors with a Valentine’s-themed blood drive from Feb. 8-24 at UAB Hospital and UAB Highlands. The drive offers free T-shirts for donors, drawings for gift cards and other prizes. All blood types are needed.

Lara Alvis Brings Trial Experience to Shelby County Judicial Race

Hoover, Alabama – The Republican Primary for Shelby County Circuit Judge, Place 4 is March 1, 2016. In the three-way race to fill an open seat, Lara McCauley Alvis’ campaign to replace Judge G. Daniel Reeves has drawn nearly one hundred donations from Shelby County and Jefferson County attorneys.


Montgomery, AL (2/3/16) – The Alabama State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) has received $34,500 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). These funds will be distributed in the form of grants to local governments and historical repositories to support their efforts to preserve Alabama’s documentary heritage. The program is administered by Government Services Division staff of the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH).

Women’s Heart Disease Prevention Checklist

You have the power to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. And Go Red For Women offers you comprehensive resources from the American Heart Association to help, including this heart disease prevention checklist. Take responsibility for managing your cholesterol levels and heart disease risk. Use these tips to help set you on a heart-healthy path for life.

Preventing Debilitating Diseases Among Women

By Briana Collins
Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Birmingham, AL

Just about every minute, a woman dies of heart disease. But the majority of these deaths are avoidable. That’s why Social Security encourages you to participate in National Wear Red Day on February 5, which aims to raise awareness about preventing heart disease and stroke among women.

The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter Open for Those Seeking Warm Shelter

Birmingham, Ala. (February 4, 2016)— The Birmingham Salvation Army emergency shelter will be providing a hot meal and a place to stay warm with temperatures expected to reach below freezing tonight. The emergency shelter is expecting an influx of people in need of our services due to the cold weather. Our emergency shelter is a vital link in our effort to provide much-needed services for those in need.

National Wear Red Day – Friday, February 5, 2016

Why Go Red? Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.  Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. That’s why this year we are asking that you wear red on National Wear Red Day® and Donate to Go Red For Woman.

The Alabama Law Foundation Announces New Fellows

The Alabama Law Foundation begins each year by recognizing the Alabama Bar members who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to their profession and their community by inviting them to become “Fellows.” The Fellows banquet, scheduled for Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the…