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r rivas epatients 500x279At first it was all about the games for Jerry King, 77. A dozen years ago, her friends from church would tell her about the fun games she could play on the Internet, specifically a website called Pogo.

I'm fascinated by word games, she said. It was just for fun for me. But the Internet soon played a grander role in her life “a purpose that has transformed the lives of many seniors. In 1999, when her husband Jim was diagnosed with colon cancer, she and Jim played Internet games together to pass the time.

State Representative Anitere Flores (R, 114) will join The League Against Cancer and other local elected officials for a news conference on Wednesday, August 11th at 11:00 AM at the League Against Cancer office (2180 SW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33129) to announce the new donation campaign to benefit The League Against Cancer.

During the 2010 Legislative Session, Representative Flores sponsored an amendment to permit the Department of Motor Vehicles applicants that are either applying for or renewing their State of Florida driver's license to make a voluntary contribution to the League Against Cancer.

cindy-williamsPalmetto General Hospital is proud to announce that Cindy Williams, ER Unit Coordinator, has been named the Employee of the Year for 2009.

Williams has been an employee at Palmetto General Hospital for the past 20 years. She is a role model in customer service, and takes pride in doing a good job. Her director, fellow employees, and most of all her patients say that her communication style demonstrates the person that she is.

Baptist Health International Center of Miami and South Miami Hospital, both divisions of Baptist Health South Florida, continued their efforts to support communities throughout Jamaica last week by presenting major donations in Montego Bay and Kingston.

A team of Baptist Health representatives was on hand at SOS Children's Village near Montego Bay July 20 to host the hospital's annual Jamaica Children's Fun Day Picnic and present children living at the home with much-needed personal supplies. Through South Miami Hospital's Caribbean Charity for Children program, each of the 110 children at the home received a customized care package containing essential personal hygiene products, school supplies, shoes and clothing.

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