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Posted: July 06, 2016

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MS FAST FACTS: Did you know that 1 out of every thousand people in the world are diagnosed with MS? Did you know women are 3 times more likely to get MS? The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, known in the MS community as MS Focus, is a nonprofit organization focused on providing free services that address the critical needs of people with MS and their families, helping them maintain the best quality of life. Click here for more info.

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FEATURED EVENT:

Easy 93.1 is proud to support the work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, providing a multitude of services for more than 12,500 of our local youth, ages 6 – 18, including:

*After School Programs
*Homework Help
*Hot Meal Daily
*Vocational Training
*Nutrition Guidance
*College Preparation

Boys & Girls Clubs programs focus on three key areas:
*Academic Success, *Good Character and Citizenship and *Healthy Lifestyles
Amazingly, the 12 Clubs provide all these services for a registration fee of just $15 per YEAR, per child.

To support the services of Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward, Easy 93.1 is presenting the

RICK CASE ‘DRIVE FOR SUPPLIES’

to collect school supplies so the kids will be equipped with the tools they need to succeed.

From now thru August 27th, School Supply Donations can be dropped in the bins at these locations:

Rick Case Automotive Stores:
Rick Case Honda: I-75 & Griffin Road
Rick Case KIA: Sunrise Blvd. at Sawgrass Expressway
Rick Case Acura: On 441 at Sunrise Blvd.
Rick Case Hyundai | Genesis: On 441 at Sunrise Blvd.
Rick Case Volkswagen: I-75 on Weston Road
Rick Case Hyundai | Genesis: I-75 at Weston Road
Rick Case Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati: I-75 on Weston Road

Pembroke Lakes Mall Retailers: (11401 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines)

California Pizza Kitchen; Red Robin Burgers and Brews, Novus Shoes, Pandora Jewelry, The Gap

Pet Supplies Plus Stores:
(Also accepting donations of supplies for Chain of Love Abandoned Animals Rescue)
Sunrise: 1368 SW 160th Ave - Coconut Creek: 4839 Coconut Creek Pkwy - Delray Beach: 800 Linton Blvd

Cox Media Group Radio Studios: 2741 N. 29th Avenue, Hollywood, Fl 33021

For the Grand Finale Weekend of the Rick Case Drive for Supplies, we will head to Publix stores on Saturday, August 26th, to collect school supplies for Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, as well as pet supplies for Chain of Love Abandoned Animal Rescue. Check our Facebook page for specific locations and Supply Wish Lists.

On Sunday, August 27th, we take over Center Court at Pembroke Lakes Mall for the Back to School KidsFest, featuring music, games and prizes with Easy 93.1 and our sister-station, Hot 105.

We will be joined by Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward who will share info about their wonderful programs;
Folks from the Publix Pharmacy with the scoop on back-to-school nutrition and immunizations;
Adoptable dogs from Chain of Love Abandoned Animals Rescue, and our friends from Pet Supplies Plus supporting both charities!

But wait! MORE fun is in store!

Macy’s will present a Back-to-School Kid’s Fashion Show, featuring models from Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, their brothers … and even some four-legged friends strolling the runway, courtesy of Chain of Love Abandoned Animals Rescue!
Kid’s Fighting Chance programs will present Kid’s Self-Defense demonstrations.
Red Robin Burgers & Brews will join us with games, prizes and the giant Red Robin Mascot.
California Pizza Kitchen brings us Pizza With a Purpose, donating 20% of sales for the day to Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward when you mention the event.
Pandora Jewelry will donate 10% of their sales for the day to the Clubs.
Pembroke Lakes Mall retailers are donating fabulous Raffle Prizes (yes, count on Dillard’s to provide another magnificent Michael Kors handbag)!

And our title sponsor, Rick Case Automotive will park a Rick Case Van at Center Court, and with your help, we will #FILLTHEVAN with school supplies - and deliver them straight to the kids at the Clubs the next day - in a Caravan of Vans.

So bring your kids and spend an afternoon of fun with us at Pembroke Lakes Mall, Center Court, Sunday, August 27th from 1 - 5 p.m.
And for those who don’t have time to come indoors, look for the Easy 93.1 and Hot 105 tents on the North side of the Mall in front of the Food Court entrances, so you can just ‘Drive Up and Drop Off’ your donations of school supplies.
We could never make this happen without YOU, our Listeners, our Community, our Family. THANK YOU for your support!

EVENTS AND SERVICES FOR VETERANS

Join Easy 93.1 in honoring our Veterans by supporting Mission United – helping Veterans with employment, legal, health, educational services and more. Find details at MissionUnited.org.

Join Easy 93.1, the team of Veterans from Mission United Miami and 2000 more walkers and runners at the 8th Annual UPS 5k Run to benefit United Way of Miami-Dade. The fun begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 9th at Coral Gables City Hall (405 Biltmore Way). Find all the information and registration details here.

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--------------- HURRICANE SEASON --------------

Hurricane Season runs from June 1st through November 30th.
Forecasters are expecting a busier than usual season in 2017:
Predictions call for 11 - 17 named storms.
5 - 9 of which could become hurricanes.
2 - 4 of which could become major hurricanes.

No matter how many storms form, that does not mean any will make landfall in the U.S. or in South Florida. But all it takes is one storm to cause damage. Easy 93.1 urges you to be prepared.

Here are links to important information about Hurricane Readiness and what do before, during and after a storm:
Miami Dade County Emergency Management.
Broward County Emergency Operations.
Our TV news partner, WSVN 7.
The National Hurricane Center.
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SUMMER SAFETY

With pools, lakes and canals everywhere in South Florida, knowing how to swim can be critical to safety. Miami-Dade and Broward County Parks have a variety of swim lessons for all ages and skill levels, many available at low or no cost. Find more details below:
Classes in Miami Dade County.
Classes in Broward County.

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The Humane Society of Broward County is in dire need of newspapers. The Shelter is full up with kittens and pocket pets (bunnies, gerbils, hamsters, etc.) and newspaper is used to line their cages. It helps keep the animals warm and also keeps the cages sanitary because the paper is absorbent and disposable.

If you have a collection of papers in your home waiting to go the recycle bin, HSBC asks that you PLEASE donate them to the shelter instead. Even one issue can help a handful of pets.

See more about the Humane Society and pets that are up for adoptions here.

Summer Camps

Museum of Discovery and Science

ZooMiami

Broward Center

Arsht Center

Miami Dade County Parks

Broward County Parks

The City of Hollywood’s ArtsPark Movie Nights are back! Free family-friendly flicks every Friday night through September, 8pm at Young Circle. Find the full schedule of movies here.

Easy 93.1 supports the American Heart Association year round. Join us November 19th at Museum Park for the Miami-Dade Heart Walk!

Join Easy 93.1 in honoring our Veterans by supporting Mission United – helping Veterans with employment, legal, health, educational services and more. Find details at MissionUnited.org.
To see upcoming events including Job Fairs and Homeowners Workshops, visit the Mission United Facebook page.

Easy 93.1 invites you to join us supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County and the great work they do for our young people, including after-school programs, homework assistance, vocational training and more. Find more info about programs, how to support them, and how to get your child involved here.

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American Heart Association / Go Red For Women

Easy 93.1 partners with the American Heart Association year-round to raise awareness of the issue of women and heart disease.

Why it Matters: #lifeiswhy

The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Campaign reminds you that heart disease is still the #1 killer of women. 1 in 3 women will die of heart disease - yet 80% of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

Know your numbers (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body mass index / BMI) and schedule your annual well-woman visit. Learn more about the causes, your risk factors, and prevention tips here.

Learn more about the Go Red for Women movement and , Go Red Por Tu Corazon.

Kids' Health, courtesy of the American Heart Association:

THE AHA says lowering your kids' sodium intake now can protect their health later. Visit www.sodiumbreakup.heart.org for tips on how to stay healthy through the school year.

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Caring For the Environment
Take care of the planet all year! Click the link to learn simple things you can do to Heal the Planet (and you’ll probably save money, too!).

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Information about the Zika Virus:

Miami-Dade Public Schools Zika Info Broward Public Schools Zika Info

Click here for regular updates from the Florida Department of Health, including information about protecting yourself from mosquito-borne illness.


Resources - links you can use:

Miami-Dade County Government Call 311

Broward County Government Call 211

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