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Good Day Alabama for October 7, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for October 7, 2013:

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh worked out on this Exercise Monday! He joined us with Curtis Starks at EVO. For more information, call (205) 583-3000.
 
DR. ASA - Janice talked with Dr. Asa Andrew - known as America's Health and Lifestyle Coach®. He is also a national best-selling author, radio and TV host, and founder of Diagnosis HOPE, a non-profit dedicated to health education and supporting the uninsured. He has dedicated his life to helping others thrive in their health. Today he explained how to win the war against wrinkles:
     1.Prevention - avoid smoking, excessive sun exposure, & moisturize the skin
     2.Increase Vitamin A
     3.Use Omega 3 Oils
     4.Consider topical Retin-A
     5.Drink More Water
     66.Botox, fillers, and microdermabrasion

For more information, visit http://www.drasa.com/.

ANDRE AGASSI - Andre Agassi discussed "Andre Agassi Foundation for Education."  The Andre Agassi Foundation For Education is working to transforming public education in the United States through its school in Las Vegas and by influencing state and national policy. Since the inception of the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education in 1994, $177 million dollars has been raised to benefit the mission of the Foundation including $118 million from the Grand Slam for Children fundraising event. For more information, visit http://www.agassifoundation.org/. Andre discusses his foundation and his partnership with V20 Foods. All proceeds from the snack line goes directly to the foundation.  For more on the snacks, visit http://www.v20foods.net/retail-products/private-label-food-lines/. For more on Andre, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_Agassi.
 

BBB - David Smitherman with the Better Business Bureau to discuss Phony pitch for "Obamacare" cards rampant; scammers just looking for personal identification to use for identity theft. Consumers across the U.S. are reporting phone calls that claim to be from the government about new health insurance cards required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that this is a scam, and it's growing after the October 1 implementation date for the Health Insurance Marketplace approaches. Here's how the scam works. You receive a call from someone claiming to be from the federal government. The caller informs you that you've been selected as part of the initial group of Americans to receive insurance cards through the new Affordable Care Act. However, before the caller can mail your card, they need to verify personal information, such as your bank account and Social Security numbers. BBB urges consumers to ignore these pitches and be cautious with your identity - never give personal information to someone who has contacted you unsolicited; hang up & don't press any buttons and don't call back; know that the government uses regular mail - not texts or emails; don't trust caller ID - scammers have technology that lets them display any number or organization name on your screen; & keep your personal information to yourself - never give out personal information such as credit card numbers, bank account numbers, date of birth or Social Security numbers to unfamiliar callers. For more information on the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace, go to healthcare.gov. For more tips you can trust, visit bbb.org. To Report a Scam or sign up for BBB Scam Alerts, go to bbb.org/scam.

ASK THE GARDENER - Alabama Cooperative Extension Agent Sallie Lee took questions from viewers about their gardening needs. You can reach her at the Extension office with your questions at (205) 879-6964 ext 11.

SMART PARTY - On October 10th at Iron City, the Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham will host the most innovative, non-profit fundraiser in Birmingham - Smart Party 2.0. This crowd-funding cocktail party allows guests to compete via social media to win prizes and support The Women's Fund. Because of participants' social media engagement, an active and charged online environment is built weeks in advance of the live event. The Women's Fund supports systemic change for women because when women move forward, the entire community moves with them. We have made grants totaling over $1.6 million to assist women experiencing domestic violence, being held victims of sex trafficking, or limited personally by financial illiteracy. In 2012 alone, The Women's Fund gave $140,000 to support programs to move single mothers into higher wage jobs and increase their income. Our new initiative Stepping Up supports education and workforce development for women combined with quality childcare for their children. Guests that cannot attend in person can attend virtually. All guests, live and virtual, can make donations to move up the leaderboard or post a message which appears in the talk box. The leaderboard and talk box are on the screen and online, so the energy at the live party builds around the exponential growth of the online party. Throughout the evening, large screens will show short videos or ads by the SMART Companies who sponsor the event. These videos will be shared with the online community and featured on the SMART Party website. Ten local SMART women will be honored for their innovative and savvy work in our community. For more information, visit smartparty.org/birmingham.

 Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama
, Jeh Jeh takes us live to the Atrox Factory to check out the frights this year! Gus Mayer Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month... We explain how you can enjoy some great fashion and great deals! It's also Autism Awareness Month and we find out how you can enjoy a favorite past time and raise awareness at the Gridiron Gala! And join us to find out how you can enjoy some art that transcends culture, language, and geography at the Freedome Crusade! And we talk retirement in Money Tuesday! And we check out new movies and music as we look at what's new in entertainment! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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