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Boys & Girls Clubs In LouisvilleKY and Kentucky Awarded New Grants By The Anthem Foundation

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Through Triple Play, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Anthem Foundation are delivering education and programming that promotes the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition, and enables youth to build the skills needed to overcome environmental factors that can negatively impact health and wellness. Thanks to $35,000 in Triple Play grants from the Anthem Foundation, more youth will have access to health and wellness programming in Kentucky. Through the partnership, Boys & Girls Clubs in Kentucky have made significant strides in enabling youth to reach their full potential as healthy, productive adults. When comparing Kentucky Club kids to national…


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LouisvilleKY Mobile Clinic to offer Microchipping and Pet Licensing purchase/renewal

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Animal Services is encouraging pet owners to take advantage of an upcoming Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, November 10th from 9am-12pm at Wyandotte Park, 1010 Beecher Street. In addition to one ($10) and three-year ($15) Rabies vaccinations, LMAS will offer microchipping services for cats and dogs for just $25.  So far in 2018, more than one-thousand pets in Jefferson County have been reunited with their owners. But sadly, the majority of cats and dog that entered the LMAS Shelter was not microchipped and could not return home. “Microchipping is a crucial component to remaining a…


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LouisvilleKY’s Humana Ranks No. 7 Among America’s Healthiest 100 Workplaces

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has ranked No. 7 on the list of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America,” compiled by Healthiest Employers to honor companies that see employee well-being as a strategic corporate capability that’s crucial for a productive, top-performing workforce. With the awards, Healthiest Employers highlights companies that treat employee well-being as an enterprise strategy. Scores are based on population health outcomes and six values: vision, culture/engagement, learning, expertise, metrics and technology. Winners were announced at the 2018 Fitbit Captivate conference in Chicago. The winning organizations were honored for their commitment to employee health and exceptional corporate well-being…


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Thousands of students, teachers, government officials and more to attend LouisvilleKY’s summit on opioid awareness

Mayor Fischer, Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, DEA 360, Jefferson County Public Schools present event promoting healthy choices and a drug-free lifestyle LOUISVILLE (OCT. 23, 2018) – Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. Marty Pollio, superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools, are joining The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the DEA 360 Campaign to host the first Louisville Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Freedom Hall. Public health officials refer to the opioid drug epidemic as the worst drug crisis in American history, and Kentucky is among the hardest hit states in the nation. According to the CDC, opioids claimed the lives of 1,404 people in…


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Coca-Cola Consolidated Teams Up with LouisvilleKY to Celebrate Newly Refreshed Portland Park this weekend

Information and images from Louisvilleky.gov and Facebook… Louisville, KY –  Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated is celebrating its ‘BIG HEARTS. mini cans.’ initiative Saturday, Oct. 20, at Portland Park. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public, and will feature food trucks, refreshments, craft stations, raffles and live music. Coca-Cola Consolidated and Louisville Parks and Recreation are co-hosting the event, which has been dubbed a public celebration of the newly refreshed Portland Park. Brief remarks will be made by Mayor Greg Fischer. The event scheduled for 11 a.m. at the park, located at 640 North 27th St. “Louisville Parks and Recreation is pleased to see…


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LouisvilleKY’s 2018 Sustainability Summit set for Friday

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) will co-host the fifth annual Sustainability Summit on Friday, Oct. 19, at the University of Louisville’s newly renovated Student Activities Center. The Summit will feature local and national speakers and give attendees a chance to discover successes, identify opportunities, and creatively learn from each other about how to create a culture of sustainability in Louisville. “For the health of our residents and our city, we must work together to embed sustainability in all aspects of our lives,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Please join the 2018…


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Registration now open for KDF’s Cycling event in LouisvilleKY

  Louisville, KY. – Registration for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual cycling event is now open. The PNC Tour de Lou is set for Sunday, April 28, 2019. This will be the sixth year for the cycling event, which features three different distances. Registration is online at KDF.org and will be capped at 1,500 cyclists. “The PNC Tour de Lou is a unique tour of the city on two wheels and attracts cyclists from around the country,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “Registering early is the best way to guarantee your spot and save money on registration.” When registration opens,…


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LouisvilleKY-based Humana Foundation Donates $250,000 to Support Multi-State Disaster Recovery Efforts in Wake of Hurricane Michael

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, announced the actions it is taking to assist its members, employees and communities in Florida and the Gulf Coast Region who have been impacted by Hurricane Michael, including a disaster recovery donation from its philanthropic arm, the Humana Foundation. Among those actions, Humana has opened its toll-free crisis intervention hotline and counseling services beyond employees and members to include any individual who needs assistance in those communities impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Humana Foundation also announced it will provide an initial $250,000 donation to United Way Worldwide to…


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LouisvilleKY researchers earn $16.4 million to explore impact of environment on diabetes, obesity

Story from www.uoflnews.com Louisville, KY., – A team of researchers at the University of Louisville has garnered $16.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to explore several angles related to how different aspects of our environment contribute to the development or health impacts of diabetes and obesity. “More than 90 million adults in the United States are obese and more than 30 million adults suffer from diabetes. Our faculty, staff and students work every day to understand the causes and impacts of both so that we can develop the next generation of preventions, cures and treatments,” said UofL President…


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“Canoemobile” back for 7th year in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – The Canoemobile is coming back to Shawnee and Riverview Parks on Oct. 5-6 for its seventh year on the banks of the Ohio River. The Canoemobile allows residents ages three and older to take guided trips in 24-foot canoes on the Ohio River. Canoe trips are free. Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate. No advance sign-ups are required, wavers can be signed on-site or brought with the participants. This free event is designed for individuals and families who are new to canoeing to…