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Miami, April 5, 2013 – Come learn more about the vast part-time teaching and staff opportunities at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Part-Time Job Fair, held from April 9-11 at the Medical Campus and on Saturday, April 13, at other campus locations.

MDC–the largest and most diverse institution of higher education in the country—hires thousands of individuals each year in the areas of administration, faculty, staff and support positions that contribute to the academic mission and business operations of the College. Therefore, finding the perfect part-time job at MDC may be just a few clicks away.

Miami, Friday, April 5 — In recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day the American Red Cross is reaching out to Holocaust survivors and their families to inform them of Red Cross services to reconnect families and find documentation.  

Since 1990 the American Red Cross has helped over 45,000 families search for information and documentation of their loved ones who went missing during the Holocaust. Miraculously this work has resulted in locating 1,600 individuals and reconnecting them with their families. Watch the video of Saul Dreier, a Coconut Creek resident and Holocaust survivor who was reunited with his cousin through the Red Cross Restoring Family Links services.

Dreier thought he lost his entire family during the World War II murder of millions by the Nazi regime. After almost 70 years of thinking he was alone, he was able to locate his cousin Lucy Weinberg, a resident of Montreal, Canada, in late 2010 after Red Cross caseworkers scoured records from the former Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center and more than 180 Red Cross societies around the world for clues. You can read their story here.

golfThe Family Christian Association of America (FCAA) will host their 14th Annual Faith-Keepers Golf Tournament on Thursday, April 18th, at the Grand Palms Golf Resort in Pembroke Pines.   The scramble format will begin at 8:00 a.m.

In addition to the first, second, third and fourth place team prizes, golfers will compete for individual prizes in the closest to the pin, longest drive, and 50/50 contests.   The awards luncheon is immediately following play.

What is American Diabetes Association Alert Day?

American Diabetes Association Alert Day will be held on Tuesday March 26th. This is a one-day, national “wake-up call” asking people to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Why is Alert Day important?

Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States, and a quarter of them—seven million—do not even know they have it. An additional 79 million, or one in three American adults, have prediabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  Twenty-six percent of residents in Broward County - 463,000 people – have prediabetes. Unfortunately, diagnosis often comes seven to 10 years after the onset of the disease, after disabling and even deadly complications have had time to develop.  Therefore, early diagnosis is critical to successful treatment and delaying or preventing some of its complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke, amputation and death.

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