JEH JEH LIVE- The 11th Annual Chili Cook-off to benefit the Exceptional Foundation is Saturday from 10:30am until 3pm in the parking lot of Brookwood Village. This community event features more than 100 teams competing for prizes such as People's Choice, Most Team Spirit, and Best Chili. The public is invited to taste every chili and vote for their personal favorite. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Children 12 and under enter for free. All proceeds benefit the Exceptional Foundation which provides social and recreational activities for individuals with special needs. Last year's event raised $240,000. For more information, visit exceptionalfoundation.org.
ZOO CREW- Mickey visited with Kat Kleinschmidt from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the white rhino. For more information, visitbirminghamzoo.com.
PARKINSONS WALK- When Jeri Boyd was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2009, she decided then that she was going to somehow make a difference in the Parkinson's community. When researching PD walks and fundraisers, she found the Parkinson's Unity Walk, which is the largest grassroots fundraiser for Parkinson's research in the community. All of the funds raised for the Parkinson's Unity Walk goes directly to research. Since 1994, families, friends, caregivers, and Major Parkinson's fecundations have gathered once a year, committed to the common goal of finding a cure for Parkinson's disease. 2014 was the 20th Anniversary for the PUW. Over 500 teams raised over $1.6 Million for research. The Unity Walk is held in New York each April and Jeri have participated for the last three years to deliver funds that her local team raised. The Alabama Parkinson's Fighters placed in the top 25 with over $17,000 in fundraising efforts last year. The Alabama Parkinson's Fighter Walk takes One Step at a Time this Saturday at 9am at Alabaster Veteran's Park. This is in partnership with the Parkinson's Unity Walk where one hundred percent of the net proceeds go toward research. For more information on this one mile support walk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jeri Boyd at 205-602-0899.
FOXCATCHER- Janice talked with Nancy Shultz, widow of Dave Shultz, about the movie "Foxcatcher" which is based on his life. Based on actual events, this critically acclaimed film from Academy Award® nominated Director Bennett Miller tells the story of Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Mark Shultz played by Channing Tatum, who is invited by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont, played by Steve Carell, to his state-of-the-art training facility in preparation for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Hoping it will catapult him out of his brother's shadow, Mark jumps at the opportunity. But du Pont soon becomes unsatisfied with Mark's performance, driven by hidden needs, and seeks backing from Mark's revered and charismatic brother, Dave, played by Mark Ruffalo. Misguided loyalty, jealousy and ultimately betrayal lead to an unexpected and tragic end. It debuts on Blu-ray DVD & Digital HD this week. Foxcatcher is the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz who is struggling in obscurity and poverty in Wisconsin when he is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont to move on to his lavish estate to form a team and to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Schultz seizes the opportunity, eager to step out of the shadow of his revered older brother Dave, a prominent wrestling coach and Gold Medal winner himself. With his vast financial resources and state-of-the-art training facility at Foxcatcher Farm, du Pont appoints himself head coach of the team, eager to win the respect of his peers and the approval of his condemning mother. The dynamic between Schultz and du Pont deepens as Mark embraces his benefactor as a father figure. But du Pont's mercurial personality and psychological gameplay begins to weigh heavily on Mark's shaky self-esteem, undermining his abilities on the mat. When du Pont's favoritism shifts to brother Dave — who possesses the authority and confidence both he and Mark lack — the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen. FOXCATCHER is a searing true-life account of three men grappling for their versions of the American Dream.
ASK THE DOCTOR- Dr. Stuart Padove specializes in pulmonary disease and sleep medicine at Princeton Baptist Medical Center. This is Sleep Awareness Week - March 2 – 8. Dr. Padove discussed the importance of sleep and how lack of sleep can impact your health. He says sleep plays an important role in your health and well-being. Getting quality sleep impacts your mental and physical health as well as your quality of life. Insufficient sleep can be very dangerous, leading to serious or even fatal accidents. The amount of sleep a person needs will change as they age. For example, newborns need anywhere from 11-18 hours of sleep per day, while adults need 7-8 hours. There are many external factors that can affect sleeping patterns, such as anxiety, pain and other medical conditions can interrupt sleep patterns. An estimated 40 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder.
GARDENING- Jon Culver with Sweet Peas Garden Center joins us to discuss plants inside and out. He shows us a variety of plants to use in the landscape and in the home. He shows us Spirea, Quince, Azaleas, Orchids and Shamrocks. For more information or gardening advice from Jon Culver, visit Sweet Peas Garden Shop at 2829 Linden Ave, Homewood... The phone number is 205-879-3839. Or you can email him email@example.com.