Focus On South Florida
100 years young — looking good — and keeping up with changing times. Broward County is marking its centennial this year. And it is doing so in style. We focus on the celebration and in particular one event that is looking for Broward residents to actively participate.
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Its cause is unknown. As part of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, we’re taking a closer look at the disease, which affects more than 2 million people worldwide. Locally, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation has launched its “Orange Campaign”. We reveal how taking a selfie can benefit thousands of people.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one in six couples experience fertility problems. Infertility, in simple terms, is defined as not being able to get pregnant, despite trying, for at least a year. There are treatments that are specifically for men or for women. Some involve both partners. Happily, many couples treated for infertility go on to have babies. We focus on the problem, coping with it, and infertility struggles.
The Freedom Climb is a project that raises awareness and funds to end human trafficking. And it is taking its mission to new heights. Six people from South Florida joined more than a dozen others, who traveled to Africa, and climbed Mount Kiliminjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, They recently returned home. We focus on the anti-human trafficking effort with 2 of the local climbers.
The countdown is on to the 10th annual “Jazz in the Gardens” at Sun Life stadium. Over the years, the festival has grown to become one of the most respected and anticipated music gatherings in the nation. We focus on the 2-day extravaganza and why this is such an important event for the city of Miami Gardens.
For 30 years, the Voices for Children Foundation has provided funding to support the Miami-Dade guardian ad litem program. The program, “GAL” for short, and its court-appointed adults, serve as the voice in court of abused, abandoned or neglected children in the local foster care system. We focus on what “GAL” is. who can become one, why it is so important top so many young unheard voices.
According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is one of the most common cancers and is also one of the more preventable. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. We focus on the disease, risk factors and screening procedures.
With a month to go until tax deadline day, most people still have not filled out their returns. You might be eligible for free tax help, and not know it. A majority of local tax filers, quality for The United Way’s VITA services, but only about 1% take advantage of the program. We focus on the program, and our experts also reveal the most common tax scams you need to be aware of.
South Florida weather is great year-round, but in March we really start grilling.
The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind has been around for 84 years.