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Salon owner hopes others will join Pamper Yourself Pink

Every year the stylists at Shear Attitude Salon host an event that treats breast cancer patients to a moment of heaven. This year, the owner is hoping other salons will join the cause and host their very own Pamper Yourself Pink events.

 

KXLY shared the Pamper Yourself Pink story last fall, when the three day event lasted over two weeks. Tammy Reams, owner of Shear Attitude, started the event to treat breast cancer patients like queens for a day after surviving her own battle.

 

During Pamper Yourself Pink, breast cancer patients are treated to a free facial, pedicure, or any other service that will help them step out of the world of treatment. Reams doesn't want to turn any one away, but the event has grown so big that she is hoping other salons will join them.

 

“I'm looking for help,” explains Reams. “Just jump on board with us.”

 

Last week for Spokane Valley photo contest entries

Last week for Spokane Valley photo contest entries

There's only one week left to enter your iconic image in the “This is Spokane Valley” photo and video contests. The contest is part of the ongoing Spokane Valley 10 year anniversary celebration.

 

The purpose of the contest is to capture the spirit of the Spokane Valley. You could even already have the winning pic waiting to be shared on your smart phone. The four prizes for the photo contest are gift certificates to the Apple Store equal to value of select iPads. The prizes for the video contest include both Apple products and GoPro cameras.

 

Here are some suggestions from the city of places where you might capture the award winning image:

Health District seeks public help with trail map design

Health District seeks public help with trail map design

The Spokane Regional Health District is asking for the public's opinion regarding updates to a walking and hiking trail map. Residents are being asked to take quick online survey after taking a peek at a mock up of the map.

 

The trail map covers sites all over the county including Riverside State Park, the Centennial Trail, the Medical Lake Loop, the Manito and Cannon Hill park area and the Indian Painted Rocks to name a few. The survey only takes a couple of minutes and asks questions regarding knowledge of the trails and usefulness of the map.

 

SRHD staff is asking for public comment to make sure that the map is appeal, useful and clear. To take a look at the map and to fill out the survey click HERE.

Pitch for the Cure with the Spokane Indians

Pitch for the Cure with the Spokane Indians

The Spokane Indians annual Pitch for the Cure is back again! This will be the eighth year the Spokane Indians and Susan G. Komen for the Cure have teamed up to raise money for breast cancer research.

Participants will walk one mile around Avista Stadium for breast cancer and be recognized in a pre-game ceremony. Registration includes a shirt, a ticket to that day's game, and a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The walk begins Sunday, August 4 at 3:00 pm, registration will be accepted until 2:30 that day. The deadline to register online is August 2, 2013. The fee to register online before July 21 is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. After July 21 registration is $30.

For more information or to register for the event-- Click Here

Nominations for Corporations for Communities now open

Nominations for Corporations for Communities now open

Is there a corporation in Washington State that you would like to recognize for giving back to their community? Now you can. Nominations for the 2013 Coporations for Communities Award are being accpeted until August 31st.

“Washington is blessed with many companies committed to giving back to their communities,” Secratary of State KimWyman said. “Corporations for Communities offers the public a way to recognize some of these caring and generous businesses. Now more than ever, it is important to honor those corporations that make a difference.”

Beginning in 2009 the Corporations for Communities Award is a way to recognize Washington businesses that go above and beyond for their community.

Spokane takes on Seattle for laughs

Spokane takes on Seattle for laughs

East versus West in a comedy improv duel right here in Spokane. That's awesome in itself.. but, what makes it even better?!? It's family friendly!

Improvisors from ComedySportz Seattle will face off against improvisors from Spokane in a ComedySportz Exhibition Match Saturday, July 20th. The epic battle is go down at Ignite Community Theatre in the Spokane Valley Partners Building at 10814 E. Broadway in Spokane Valley. There are 2 show times: 7 pm and 9pm.

What's for Lunch food drive this Friday

What's for Lunch food drive this Friday

Yoke's Fresh Market and KXLY have teamed to help fill the store room at Second Harvest this summer. The What's for Lunch food drive is Friday, July 19th at all area Yoke's Fresh Market stores.

 

Rod Wieber, Chief Resource Officer for Second Harvest, says that summer food drives are “critically important” for area food pantries. Many families rely on reduced or free lunches to help feed their children and during the summer the need for help goes up. Last year, Second Harvest saw a 30 percent increase in demand and Wieber says the numbers are looking similar this year.

 

Whole grains and protein items like canned meat and peanut top the list for needed items as well as canned fruits and vegetables. You'll be able to purchase pre-packaged bags to contribute or choose your items to leave in the bins. The food drive runs from 10am-7pm at all Yoke's locations.