Looking for a holiday event for you and your family to enjoy? Look no more: enjoy a holly, jolly, day at the Christmas in Candy Land event, hosted by Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida. It will take place Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Michael’s On East Ballroom. Take a break from the holiday shopping and crowded stores and have fun experiencing holiday cheer. Most people would assume an event like this is just for the kids, but it is just as fun for adults.
This holiday season, families ought to learn about safe toys to avoid toy-related injuries for young children. December is National Safe Toys and Gifts month—a time to raise awareness on safety concerns for young children from dangerous toys.
In 2010, there were about 251,700 toy-related injuries in the United States. 19 million toys were recalled in 2007 due to safety issues like lead paint and small magnets. This December, consider buying age and ability-appropriate toys using these tips:
Michigan is the home to several beautiful state parks filled with lush green landscapes, beautiful forests and rushing waters. Whether you are visiting Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Dearborn, Warren, Lansing, Sterling Heights or Kalamazoo, there are so many wonderful places to explore. If you find yourself in this beautiful state, you may end up close to one of these incredible state parks:
What could be more fun than a run through downtown Honolulu in support of Make-A-Wish? Doing the run dressed up in your most festive holiday attire. Come in your reindeer antlers, Santa hat or jingle bells to the Jingle Rock Run on Dec. 18. The race begins at 3 p.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol building (415 S Beretania St).
Black Friday is a great day to upgrade on everything from electronics to vehicles. After you upgrade, consider donating your old device rather than throwing it away or keeping it in storage. Kids at children’s hospitals and in the Make-A-Wish program can benefit greatly from your donation, making Black Friday a win-win!
Thanksgiving means so many things to say many different people. For some, it is a time to give thanks for all the blessings in life. For others, it is the perfect day to give back to the community. While some folks enjoy the company of family on Thanksgiving, others look forward to the feast and the football games. However you celebrate Thanksgiving, here are some kid-friendly activities to try this year.
November 15 is America Recycles Day. It is a great day to start recycling if you haven’t yet, and it’s also the perfect day to recycle even more! Whether you are a longtime or first time recycler, recycling these five items is a great way to start saving the planet.
Looking for a fun event that features celebrities, live entertainment and auctions all while helping local children? Attend the 4th Annual Wishing Well Winter Gala in Los Angeles! The event takes place at the Hollywood Palladium (6215 Sunset Blvd.) starting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7.
Fall holidays can take a toll on healthy eating, and cooler weather makes us want to stay indoors more often. Keeping your family healthy and active through the fall and winter is often a challenge. Luckily there are countless ways to get kids off the couch and have fun moving around at home.
On Nov. 12, you can be a part of Southern Florida's can't-miss social event, the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball. Over the past 21 years, the Wish Ball has raised more than $19 million for Make-A-Wish, which has helped grant nearly 4,000 wishes! The Wish Ball is also attended by notable philanthropists, celebrities and business leaders, and is emceed again this year by Gabrielle Anwar.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Most of us are aware that tobacco use is one of the leading causes of lung cancer, but there are several other risk factors you can have more control over as well. This November, learn more about the top three ways you can reduce your lung cancer risk.
November 11 is the day we honor all who served for our country, this day is called Veterans Day. Every year the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Day National Committee publishes a tribute poster for Veterans Day. This year the theme is “Courage- Honoring All Who Served.” They pick the theme each year through a national Veterans Day poster contest. If you are unsure how you can be courageous this Veterans day, we have some great ideas for you!
Now that fall is officially here, it's time to start enjoying the cooler weather and spend as much time outside before it gets cold. It's also a fun time to spend those rainy days inside making delicious food and trying new projects with the kids. If you get stuck in the same routine each fall, here are 15 ways to spice things up with a fun new tradition.
With the new school year in full swing, now is the perfect time to look at one of the most widespread health problems children are facing today. Childhood obesity now affects more than 16.9 percent of children and adolescents ages 2 to 9. Overall, nearly one-third of American children are overweight or obese.