Color The Cure Offers Discount For Early Registration

Monday, November 12, 2012

Chattanooga’s inaugural Color the Curve, a color race for scoliosis, will be held on June 15.  Register by Dec. 31 and use code “BEFORE2013” to receive a 20 percent discount on the registration fee.

CurvyGirlsTennessee, a local scoliosis support group led by Kaitlyn McAfee has teamed up with Scenic City Multisport to bring this event to Chattanooga. The 5K race and 1 mile fun run will take place at Greenway Farms in Hixson. 

Participants will show up wearing white – it can be plain old boring white or it can be a creative outfit – whatever it is, don’t expect it to stay white for long. Expect to be tie-dyed. This race is all about having fun.  As participants run (or walk) they will encounter color stations along the course. Volunteers, better known as the color crew, will be waiting to bombard with color. Each station will have a different color (yes the color is safe to participants and the environment). By the end of the course racers will be colorful and will have have helped raise money for a cause – scoliosis research.

There will be a color celebration at the finish line.   

Register now at http://www.colorthecurve.com

Scoliosis is the lateral bending and twisting of the spine that, when progressed, causes body deformities and compromises internal organs. It affects seven million people in the U.S., with diagnosis most commonly occurring in pre-adolescence.  The disease shows progression 10 times more frequently in girls than boys. Curvy Girls groups provide peer-to-peer and family-to-family support and information.

For more information on Curvy Girls Tennessee or Scenic City Multisport visit:
http://www.curvygirlstennessee.com
http://www.sceniccitymultisportllc.com/
www.facebook/colorthecurve


Morning Pointe Residents Make Musical Memories At Creekside

Creekside at Shallowford Independent Living invited Program Director Dawn Dunn and residents from The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Collegedale for a piano concert and sing along.  Voices of both community's residents were raised as they joined in on familiar hymns, patriotic tunes, jazz and spiritual collections, and classical numbers. (click for more)

Prescription Drug Abuse Tops Alcohol Abuse In Tennessee

Abuse of prescription opioids, ie: pain medications, is the number one drug problem for Tennesseans receiving publicly funded assistance for treatment services. Over the past decade, substance abuse admissions for prescription drugs like: hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, and methadone have increased 500 percent. The situation has driven admissions to treatment facilities up, ... (click for more)

Bradley, 24, Charged In Death Of Boy, 3; Child Had Numerous Injuries After Left With Boyfriend; Mother Was In Workhouse

Justin Dale Bradley has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of a three-year-old child, who was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday and later died. Police said Dakota James Arndt had numerous injuries over his body. Authorities said Bradley, 24, is the boyfriend of the child's mother, Brianna Kwekel, who was in the Workhouse at the time. Ms. Kwekel was serving 48 ... (click for more)

Helen Burns Sharp Asks Recovery Of Legal Fees In Successful Black Creek TIF Lawsuit

Helen Burns Sharp, citizen activist who sued to try to stop a $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and won, is seeking to have her legal expenses paid by the city and the developers. Ms. Sharp said in a court filing that her legal bills to attorney John Konvalinka are $74,427 thus far. Chancellor Frank Brown ruled in favor of Ms. Sharp, saying the Sunshine ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)