Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for May 29, 2013:
JEH - Jeh Jeh joined us this morning to preview Pai's Got Talent Annual
Showcase! The event will be held Saturday, June 1, at 6:00PM at
Homewood Bailey Theater. Tickets are on sell for $15.00
MAKE A WISH - David Williams, the president of Make-a-wish America, joined us this morning to explain how you can get involved. Make-A-Wish is the world's largest wish-granting organization. Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. The organization grants a child's wish in the United States and its territories every 40 minutes. The organization has achieved these goals thanks to an unmatched network of Make-A-Wish® volunteers, donors, sponsors and staff members. Everything the organization does is focused on helping seriously ill children, and more than 76 percent of each dollar raised goes directly toward granting their wishes. Make-A-Wish just formed a new chapter here in Alabama. The next event is Concert for A Cause which will be held on June 6th. You can help out by volunteering to help, donating money, or donating your frequent flyer miles. For more information, visit http://wish.org/ or http://alabama.wish.org/. There is an upcoming fundraiser in Birmingham - Concert For A Cause featuring the band Within Reason. 100% of proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Alabama. It will be Thursday, June 20th, at Iron City. Tickets are $10 in advance. Visit www.alabamaconcertforacause.org for more info or to purchase tickets.
ZOO - Mickey visited with Cindy Pinger from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the Cassowary and the new DinoDiscovery Exhibit. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.
ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. Lyle Cain discussed the escalation of arm injuries among youth league baseball players and takes viewer questions about sports injuries. Dr. Lyle Cain is an Orthopedic Surgeon at the American Sports Medicine Institute and Alabama Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center at St. Vincent's Birmingham. He specializes in arthroscopy and the treatment of all sports-related injuries, as well as the open and arthroscopic treatment of knee, ankle, shoulder, and elbow injuries. He also performs artificial joint replacement for arthritis of the knee and shoulder. In addition, he holds certification in the treatment of cartilage injuries in the knee with articular cartilage implantation and meniscal transplantation. Dr. Cain has presented papers and instructional courses for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and The International Society for Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery on knee ligament injuries. He has published articles on the treatment of cartilage injuries in the knee and the open repair of shoulder injuries in throwing athletes. Dr. Cain's orthopaedic research extends to biomechanical testing of the golf swing, the evaluation of exercise programs to decrease the incidence of injuries in golf and the treatment of ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the elbow in baseball players. For more information, visit www.asmi.org.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh shows us what all you will find at the annual Juneteenth CultureFest this weekend! And Slicefest is also this weekend. We have live music on the show to get us excited for the pizza and fun! And the festivals continue... with the electronic football festival! What is this and how you can play? Join us to find out! Our pet of the week is in the studio and we introduce you to him. Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!