Monday, March 25, 2013
The Silver Cross Diabetes Center is one of the area’s first American Diabetes Association’s recognized quality comprehensive diabetes management programs.
In recognition of the American Diabetes Association’s American Diabetes Alert, the Silver Cross Diabetes Center in partnership with the Joliet Noon Lions Club will offer free screenings to detect diabetes on Tuesday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in outside Silver CrossHospital’s Season’s Dining Room, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will be offered a Diabetes Risk Assessment and Blood Glucose Test as well as Walgreens will provide a free blood pressure screening. No fasting is required. The American Diabetes Alert is an annual nationwide campaign to raise awareness that diabetes is a complex, serious and increasingly common disease affecting more than 26million children and adults in the United States. There are an …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
A New Lenox Brownie from Troop # 107, Alex Sheridan, has gotten lots of media attention since news broke that she came to her mom's rescue.
In case you missed it, 9-year-old Alex Sheridan, a third grader at Haines Elementary School, is being called a hero for saving her diabetic mother after a harrowing ride that ended in a car crash in Frankfort. The little girl's story has hit the airwaves too. So far it's been featured on ABC, NBC and WLS Talk Radio. Readers might like: Two ways to stay connected:
Monday, March 28, 2011
In this week's edition of "A Good Read on the Southland," we see the best of people and the worst, heroism and homelessness.
Tragedy strikes far away and close to home. A political twist. And two love stories unlike any other — one that ends with criminal charges and the other in song. These were the best Patch stories in the Southland last week. 1. South Suburban Man Thought the Japanese Tsunami Would Kill Him: When the devastating wave struck Japan, Nick Nowak thought he was a goner. "My Dad thought I was dead," Nowak told Patch editor Lauren Traut. And for a while, no one knew. Then he found a way to call home. "My mom was relieved to know I was alive." 2. Jealous, Jilted and Jailed: Love Ends at the Point of a Knife: On her Facebook page, Jamie Katro says she's "a very loyal and honest person." Tinley Park police say she attacked her ex-lover while standing …
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Lincoln-Way East hosted the Frankfort Lions Club Walk for Diabetes Awareness on Saturday.
It seemed as though Mother Nature had saved October's entire precipitation allotment for this weekend, but more than double last year's participants took part in the Strides: Lions Walk for Diabetes Awareness at Lincoln-Way East High School on Saturday. The 3-mile walk kicked off at 1 p.m. in the Lincoln-Way East field house. As of that time, the registrars had counted 108 official participants, compared with last year's grand total of 40. This is the third year the Frankfort Lions club has organized the walk and the first time it partnered with Lincoln-Way East to raise money for the American Diabetes Association, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and community members in need of services. The high school's participation in the …