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Holiday Heroes Blood Drive Dec. 19-23 at Sierra Vista Mall

Holiday Heroes Blood Drive Dec. 19-23 at Sierra Vista Mall

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is once again teaming up with Central California Blood Center for its annual Holiday Heroes Blood Drive.  Donations will help patients get out of the hospital and back home with their families to celebrate Christmas.

The 5-day event takes place Dec. 19 – 23.  It’s located at Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis, near Kohl’s, from 12 pm – 6 pm each day.

The media is invited to attend the event on Friday, Dec. 19 at 3:00 pm.  Sheriff Margaret Mims and a member of Central California Blood Center will be on hand, available for interviews.

All donors will receive a free Fresno County Sheriff's Heroes T-shirt and be automatically entered into a drawing.  Prizes include $100 Sierra Vista Mall gift cards and movie passes to Sierra Vista Mall Cinema 16.  

Parker's Pals Blood Drive & Marrow Registry Dec. 8

Parker's Pals Blood Drive & Marrow Registry Dec. 8

Monday, December 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Save Mart Center at Fresno State, 2650 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno

Parking is free on day of event.


All donors a the Save Mart Center Drive will receive a commemorative T-shirt with Parker’s art, a FREE  5 pound Dubuque Holiday Ham, and automatic entry into a drawing to win $100 gift cards to Sierra Vista Mall, movie passes to Sierra Vista Mall Cinema 16, plus donors may also win pairs of tickets to upcoming Save Mart Center Events and special donor treats.

Also, sign up for the National Marrow Donor Program Registry for free!


Donors who give at the Blood Centers receive a free Parker t-shirt.

World AIDS DAY December 4th

World AIDS DAY December 4th


Sunday, November 30th

Church Observances at Various Churches

Visit Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for more details.


Monday, December 1st

Interfaith Event
Holy Family Church
Labyrinth Area
1135 E. Alluvial Ave., Fresno
6:00 pm
Open to the public


Know Your Status -Get Tested!
HIV Testing available at the following locations:
California State University Fresno, Health Center
2217 N. Barton Ave.

Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am -4:45 pm

Sponsored by the Public Health Students Association

*Must be a student of CSUF


Free rapid HIV Testing, results in 20 minutes, at the following locations:

Fresno County Department of Public Health
1221 Fulton Mall
8:30 am -11:00 am and 1:00 pm -3:30 pm

Coat Drive For Children In Need

Coat Drive For Children In Need

Clovis Police Corporal Dustin Dodd, joined by Officer Scott Borsch, is renewing his winter coat drive for children in the City of Clovis this holiday season.

Last year, the public and members of the police department donated a total of 475 new or gently used coats and jackets for those in need.

Donors are encouraged to drop off new or gently used coats to any of the following partner locations: Caltrans, which provided the drop off bins at area stores and churches; Target Corporation; Walmart Supercenter on Herndon Avenue; Kohl's at Sierra Vista Mall and all Clovis CVS stores.

Several area churches are accepting donations as well.

The goal is to provide a coat for every child in need in the Clovis Unified School District this winter season.

The coat drive runs through December 15th.

Please note, there are drop-off bins located in several Fresno stores as well.

City of Clovis Awarded

City of Clovis Awarded Class 2 Rating by the Insurance Services Office


The City of Clovis is pleased to announce that it was recently surveyed by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) to determine its Public Protection Classification (PPC) and effective February 1, 2015, the City of Clovis will be upgraded to a Class 2 rating.  

Using this rating scale, ISO objectively reviews the fire protection capabilities of the community and assigns a Public Protection Classification number from 1 to 10.  Class 1 represents exemplary fire protection in the community and Class 10 indicates that the area’s fire suppression programs do not meet minimum recognition criteria. ISO evaluates a community approximately once every ten (10) years or when major department changes occur.  The City of Clovis received a Class 4 rating in 1988, a Class 3 rating in 2001 and in 2015, will be upgraded to a Class 2.

Alopecia Support Group


Fresno now has an Alopecia Support Group! The purpose of the Alopecia Hearts of Fresno’s Support Group is:

• To provide Medical Advisers who specialize in Alopecia Areata and/or Dermatology.

• To reach out to other Alopecia Areata individuals in the community and bring them to the support group.

• To provide information and education to the general public about Alopecia Areata, it’s causes, treatment, etc.

• To provide current medical research updates as supplied by the NAAF office.

 ‘Alopecia Hearts of Fresno’, will hold a Billiard Pool Fundraising Event, December 6, 2014 at 2:00pm, held at The Break Room in Fresno, CA. The First Support Group Meeting will be held on January 10, 2015 at 2:00pm. Anyone that is/has been affected by Alopecia Areata, or those that would like more information regarding Alopecia Areata, are more than welcome to attend both of these events!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament November 1st

Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament November 1st

Central Cal ASA (Amateur Softball Association) proudly announces the Inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament on Saturday November 1st at Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Course!

$125 Per Player includes: 4 Player Scramble Tournament, Golf Cart, Range Balls, Lunch, Shoe Bag, Golf Towel, Raffle prizes and a BCA Polo Shirt!

Central Cal ASA has raised over $50,000 for local charities over the last three years and now lends its support to increasing the awareness of the early detection of Breast Cancer.

Proceeds to benefit the local Breast Cancer Awareness Charities!

Contact  Craig Heilbut (559) 994-3464 (call or text) or email Craig.Heilbut@CentralCalASA.COM

BCA Golf Tournament, 429 Pollasky Ave, Clovis CA 93612