UnitedHealthcare and the Bronner Bros. International Hair Show are hosting the second-annual “Hair Fitness competition for exercise-friendly hairstyles at the International Hair Show Aug. 21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The Hair Fitness competition raises awareness among stylists for the need to balance beauty and health. Stylists will compete to design the most innovative and exercise-friendly hairstyle. The grand-prize-winning stylist will be awarded $5,000, and the winning styles will be publicized nationally. UnitedHealthcare will also offer a free exercise-friendly hair seminar for stylists to learn skills and techniques for creating hairstyles that are easy to maintain and enable women to make exercise an ongoing part of their daily routine.
Celebrating their 8th year of participation, a collaboration of Caribbean businesses and organizations, known as D Limers, will be among the thousands for the Annual Komen Race for the Cure taking place on Saturday, October 15, at Bayfront Park, in Downtown Miami as the largest Caribbean themed participating group. In an effort to raise awareness for early detection within Caribbean-American community, the D' Limers team will incorporate the flavor of Caribbean music, food, and culture  in hosting of the teams participation.   After the race and walk, participants will enjoy a full Caribbean breakfast and the best of Caribbean music at the host tent.
June 8 marks Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an effort aimed to encourage Caribbean American and Caribbean-born people living in the U.S. to get educated about HIV/AIDS, get tested, get treated and get involved. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 20 percent of people living with HIV in the U.S. do not know they are infected. That's why it's important to get tested if you have ever had unprotected sex, shared needles or been diagnosed or treated for hepatitis, tuberculosis or an STD.
The exciting Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) at Miami Dade College (MDC) will continue its delicious lineup of courses throughout October, featuring a few of the worlds best and most cutting-edge chefs, sommeliers and beverage producers who will lead participatory classes as part of the Culinarium Enthusiast Learning Series. The classes focus on several areas, including general culinary arts, baking and pastry making, wine, health and wellness, and sustainability. All classes will be held in the Institute's state-of-the-art food and wine demonstration theater. Next months program lineup begins on Tuesday, Oct. 4 with the three-hour Food Handlers Certification class, a State of Florida required course for workers in the food industry. For $45, participants will receive their Food Handlers Certification card and a handbook.
The Broward County Office of the Medical Examiner and Trauma Services and Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County, Inc. (HMHB), have joined forces to launch an educational outreach campaign to put an end to babies dying due to unsafe sleep environments. The goal of the campaign is to educate parents and caretakers on how to place their child in a safe sleeping environment and avoid a preventable death. “Partnering with Broward County on such an important priority is key to educating our community on safe sleep practices for babies. If parents are aware of the do's and don'ts, we can reduce the incidence of infant mortality, said Michelle Reese, Executive Director of HMHB.