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WSIU Almanac 8.2.23

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Kevin Boucher

The Marion VA Health Care System and VFW District 15 will host a PACT ACT Town Hall at the Murphysboro High School on Saturday Aug 5th from 11:00 – 3:00. Veterans, family members and caregivers can learn more about this new law and how it impacts all Veterans. Marion VA Executive Director Zach Sage will be the key speaker along with staff from the VA Regional Office based out of St. Louis and multiple program staff from the Marion VA Health Care System and Owensboro VA Clinic.

Centerstone's Life;Story 5K for Suicide Prevention is Saturday, September 9, 2023. Help spread the message that every life is valued and suicide may be prevented.
You may also join virtually. Run or walk anytime, anywhere from September 1 through the early morning of September 9. https://raceroster.com/events/2023/70765/centerstone-lifestory-5k-runwalk

The American Red Cross is in need of blood donations to prevent a blood shortage.
Schedule an appointment by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org.

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Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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