Gift of Life

Champagne & Ribs, Gift of Life’s popular annual event, is goin’ Cajun for a cause in 2014, and plans to put a whuppin’ on prostate cancer while having a heck of a time doin’ it!

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photo by Kevin King

Jefferson County Commissioners issued a proclamation naming Monday, March 17, Kicks Butts Day in Jefferson County to raise awareness and acknowledge activism by local youth to stand up and speak out against tobacco use.

Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is an annual, nationwide celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco. During the week, youth will encourage their peers to stay tobacco-free and educate their communities about the tobacco industry’s harmful marketing practices.

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Exxpress Mart local convenience stores successfully raised approximately $12,500 during a Holiday Reindeer campaign to benefit the Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program, but the Exxpress Mart team did not stop there.

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Through the generous support of Linda and Joe Penland, 43 medically underserved women received “Gift of Life” clinical breast exams at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Kountze on Nov. 28, with mammograms scheduled at the church in early December.

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