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Every week, another child is diagnosed with cancer in Central Virginia. Last summer, six-year-old Caroline Morris was one of them.

Diagnosed in June 2015 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, Morris has been receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) ever since.

“It’s not my hair that makes my beauty,” said Morris, who lost her hair as a chemotherapy side effect, “it’s my heart.”
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Richmond Solar Co-op sign ups end April 30


The sign up period for the Richmond Community Solar Co-op will close on April 30. Nearly 150 homeowners and businesses have joined the group to save money and make going solar easier. The group has started installations and is working with VA SUN to learn about solar technology and the process of going solar.

“If you’ve ever thought about going solar, this is a great opportunity to do so,” said Sekar Veerappan Co-op member and the group’s first installation. “Working with the group helps members learn about going solar and make an informed decision.”
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YMCA branches to host ‘Healthy Kids Day’ Apr. 29-30


The YMCA of Greater Richmond will host its "Healthy Kids Day" April 29-30 at all local branches.

The event is part of the Y's national initiative to improve families' health and well-being.

Each event features games, healthy snacks, arts and crafts and physical activities, among other events. Its goal is to motivate and teach families how to develop healthy routines at home.
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Henrico PAL honors supporters


On Feb. 4, the Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) celebrated its accomplishments and outstanding contributors at its seventh annual awards banquet at The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen. Among the award winners for 2015 were Yolanda Lee, Employee of the Year; Delana Russell, Youth of the Year; Pete Seipert, Police Officer of the Year; and Patty Kruszewski, Board Member of the Year (Kruszewski is the managing editor of the Citizen).

Representatives from Henrico County Public Schools Pupil Transportation and Henrico County Public Schools Nutrition Services were also recognized for their contributions to 2015 PAL Summer Camp.
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Walking MADD


Mothers Against Drunk Driving will present its annual Walk Like MADD 5k Dash/Walk on Apr. 16 at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. Walk Like MADD honors those killed or injured in impaired driving crashes. Funds raised support victim services and educational events in Virginia.
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Henrico to host focus group for seniors

Henrico County wants to hear from citizens 60 years of age and older. The county will host a focus group Apr. 19 to identify concerns, problems and needs of seniors in local neighborhoods; establish program priorities; and help identify local resources to enhance or expand senior programs.

The focus group will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Henrico County Training Center, 7701 East Parham Road. It is open to Henrico residents only.
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FamFest planned for April 9


Henrico's Division of Recreation & Parks will host FamFest from 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Deep Run Park.

The family event will begin with a giant ball drop and will feature colossal obstacle courses and mega-moon bounces as well as family "minute to win it" games and friendly competitions. Watch as the nationally-renowned Air Elite Dunkers leap their way into spring in the gym or get your groove on with music from Trademark or the dance troupe Future Shock.
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Henrico woman is weight-loss finalist


Glen Allen resident Myra Hartsell is a finalist in the Medi-Weightloss 2016 Transformation Vacation Giveaway, an annual contest that allows patients from more than 80 locations throughout the country to submit their "before" and "after" pictures, along with an inspirational story describing their weight loss journey.

The top 10 finalists were selected from nearly 50 entries nationwide based not only on their successful weight loss, but also on the motivational aspect of their personal transformation.

Hartsell's entry described how she hit "rock bottom" in July 2014 after the death of her mother, then became an empty-nester when her twins started college.
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