Publix donated to the following metro Birmingham charities as a part of a Food for All fundraiser: Family Connection, YWCA of Central Alabama, Jessie’s Place for Women and Children and The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. In partnership with the University of Alabama’s Office of Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Services, Bessemer residents came together Feb. 12 at Tannehill Premiere Cinema 14 to watch a free screening of the film “Beautiful Boy.” The Wynfrey Hotel hosted a free Senior Spirit Expo Feb. 16 sponsored by various health organizations in the metro area. The 13th annual Hearts of Hope Luncheon to support The Foundry Ministries’ Women’s Recovery Program was held Feb. 26.
Birmingham resident April Gardner is one of the 29 people featured in a new PSA in Times Square in March for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. A new exhibition commissioned by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission will make its Birmingham debut at Vulcan Park and Museum’s Linn-Henley Gallery Feb. 15 through May 9. The exhibit is titled “Alabama Justice: The Cases and Faces That Changed A Nation.” The Birmingham Iron donated game tickets to the Birmingham Police Department to reward area residents. The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham allocated $637,500 in grants to accelerate economic opportunity for women and families.
Children’s Aid Society of Alabama named its 2019 Junior Leadership Board: Emily Byrd, president, of Corporate Realty Associates; Kareemah Harvill, fundraising chair, of JDRF; Rachael Meigs, volunteer chair, of Doster Construction; Grace Anli of Alabama Ballet; Kristina Bruno of Oakworth Capital Bank; Catherine Duncan of Snow and Associates; Silvia Espinosa of HICA!; Grace Harrelson of Brasfield & Gorrie; Logan Lamb of Children’s of Alabama; Owen Lane of Office Environments; Jamiese Price of WBRC Fox 6; Sarah Singleton of Oakworth Capital Bank and Emily Woods of Regions.
During the months of March and September, a portion of the sales of participating Alabama food product companies affiliated with Buy Alabama’s Best Campaign along with retail sales of icons was raised for the UAB Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Children’s of Alabama. A check was presented to Frederick Goldman in the amount of $51,639 for 2018.
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