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CAPRA takes a bite out of hunger Wednesday (Oct 18th)

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“Chew On This!” calls for all Canadians to think about hunger in their communities. 

Red Deer, AB, October 16th, 2017 — October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Currently, over 900,000 people in Canada visit the food bank each month. One in eight families struggle daily to put food on the table.

Red Deer statistics continue to rise as over 38,000 people were fed from the food back in 2016. In September of 2017, 822 hampers were distributed. This means the Red Deer Food Bank Society has helped feed 1,937 men, women and children last month alone. 

In Red Deer, CAPRA will be recognizing International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 18th. As part of the national anti-poverty Dignity for All campaign, CAPRA will bring their Chew on This! Campaign throughout the city. Members will distribute lunch bags with fresh apples to community members and co-workers, to bring awareness to hunger issues in Central Alberta. 

“Food is one of the first variables to be reduced from a household budget. When times are tough many give up a good source of food to pay rent or other basic necessities,” says Harrison Blizzard, CAPRA Food Security Action Committee Member. “Most of us don’t realize how many individuals, children, and families, are going hungry here in Central Alberta.”

Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance, or CAPRA, is a group of people and organizations who work collaboratively to find local solutions and make a real difference on poverty.

CAPRA strives to Know. Inspire. Act.

For more information please contact: 

Leslee Burton, CAPRA Community Mobilizer

Email: lburton@eclipseprojectworks.ca      Phone: 403-350-1004

Visit: www.capovertyreduction.ca for more information

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The Iron Society steps up to boost Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre

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From the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation

Iron Society has Big Heart for giving back

Every fall for the last 7 years, a group of motorcycle riders drive up to the main entrance of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre with a cheque in hand.
It’s a trip the members of Iron Society IRC look forward to every year, when they hand over the funds raised from their annual Big Hearts Charity Ride in July.
Since 2012, the Big Hearts Charity Ride has donated proceeds from their poker run to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre’s neonatal intensive care unit.
“We’ve all got kids. Let’s support local, our hospital needs help,” says Randy Hellmer. “When we sat down as a group of friends, we did a lot of research. The Foundation was one that kept coming back to us. Every dollar that we donate to the hospital goes to purchase equipment.”
Last summer, over 50 riders travelled more than 250 kilometres across Central Alberta. The ride attracts participants from all over and is family friendly and is not limited to just motorbikes. It’s not uncommon to see a couple of classic cars show up.
Iron Society IRC is a small but mighty group of 16 members that love giving back to the community. In addition to their annual Big Hearts ride, the group does a number of other charity events and supports other community causes. They love giving back to the community.
July 2020 is the 8th year for the Big Hearts Charity Ride: “When it comes to fundraising, the motorcycle community is very generous. It’s great to see people come out”.
Do you want to host your own fundraiser for our hospital? Visit our website for details on how we can help.

Red Deer Hospital Lottery & Mega Bucks 50 launching soon!

Construction is nearly complete on the 2020 Red Deer Hospital Lottery grand prize dream home built by Sorento Custom Homes located at 121 Larratt Close, Red Deer.
Ticket sales will launch March 13

Let’s Rally Together For Better Healthcare!

There are still medial scopes on the equipment list that need to be funded.
You can help us fill the gap and make a difference.  Your donations will help fund these urgently needed medical scopes for Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.  Give today!
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I Did Everything the Family Nurse suggested and it Worked like Magic!

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Dionisio wasn’t feeling himself. He had very little energy, he was always sleepy and thirsty, he was craving sweets and needed to urinate often. When he described these symptoms to his doctor, the doctor sent him to the Family Nurse to review his lifestyle.

Dionisio listened to the nurse carefully and followed every suggestion. She suggested he make changes in his diet such as more fruits and vegetables, smaller portions, less treats and lots of other fine tuning. She also coached him on increasing exercise and exercising regularly.

He now uses the treadmill, bikes and lifts weights regularly and enjoys these activities. His goal was to lose at least 5 pounds with these changes, and he accomplished that. In a four-month period his hemoglobin A1C went from 16.6 to 6.5, a huge improvement in blood work and in how he feels.

Dionisio’s advice to anyone in a similar situation is, “To make change you have to follow the suggestions. That got me to where I want to be.”

Here are some other success stories from Red Deer Primary Care Network.

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