Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for April 15, 2013:
JEH JEH LIVE: Jeh Jeh gets workout tips from Carol Kutik at the Lakeshore Foundation. For more information from the Lakeshore Foundation, call (205) 313-7400 or visit their website at lakeshore.org
House Fire Hero:
Home owned by Pickens and Fayette Co. District Attorney Chris McCool burned down.
His farm hand Kenny Thomas lived there wtih two children.
They need assistance.
You can send money and donate goods to Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church AT 594 McCool Rd, Gordo 35466.
Make the checks out to the church, put in the subject line "Kenny Thomas family."
This year birmingham commemorates the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement.
Foot Soldiers Paulette Roby and Shirley Floyd visited FOX6 to talk about their experiences during the civil rights movement.
They are just some of the heroes who will be honored when the Foot Soldiers hold their annual mass meeting Friday, April 19th.
They will share their stories personally with guests and visitors.
Authors Helen Shores Lee and Barbara Lee will also be there to sign their book "The Gentle Giant on Dynamite Hill."
The Foot Soldiers Mass Meeting will be held at St. Paul AME Church in Smithfield.
It's open to the public.
BETH KITCHIN--FOOD ALLERGY:
UAB Nutritionist Beth Kitchin talked about food allergies.
A true food allergy is an immune reaction to a specific food. In an immune response, certain cells in the body release chemicals when they come in contact with a food's protein. These chemicals then cause symptoms like hives, rashes, itching, or trouble breathing.
The way a person reacts to an allergic food can very mild to very serious. About 200 people a year die from food allergies. About 30,000 end up in the emergency room - unintentional exposure causes about half of these reactions. Children are more likely than adults to have food allergies - 6 to 8% of children compared to 3 to 4% of adults. But children are more likely to outgrow their allergies as they get older.
For more on common food allergies and testing for food allergies, visit www.foodallergy.org
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK:
It's National Library Week. In celebration, Kelsey Bates, Director of Development at Birmingham Public Libraries joined us, along with Patrick Johnson, Board Chair of Real Life Poets. Eboni Wallace also visited FOX6. She won Word Up! Competition 2013 with an original poem. She is a student at Tarrant High School.
Several events are going on in honor of Library Week to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.
For more information, visit the Birmingham Public Library near you. For locations, hours, and upcoming events, visit http://www.bham.lib.al.us
A disability doesn't have to hold you back! Workships, Inc. works with people with disabilities everyday to teach them job skills! Tree Davidson and Harry Long stopped by to share more and to give details on the 2nd Annual Cornhole Cup to benefit Workshops, Inc.
The benefit is at Otey's in Montain Brook on Saturday, April 20th at 6PM. All proceeds benefit the job training program for people with disabilities at Workshops, Inc.
Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. Ticket includes admission into the cornhole tournament and food provided by Otey's. For more information, visit www.workshopsinc.org. To find out more about cornhole, visit www.alabamacornhole.com. Otey's is located at 224 country club park, birmingham, al 35213.
Jimmy Rockett answered viewer questions about gardening.
Tomorrow on Good Day:
GET SOME GREAT IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME AT THE DECORATOR'S SHOWHOUSE! PERRY UMPHREY - OUR INTERIOR DESIGN EXPERT AND VIRGINIA COLLEGE PROFESSOR - JOINS US WITH A LOOK AT WHAT HIS STUDENTS CONTRIBUTED TO THE SHOWHOUSE. DR. ASA HAS TIPS ON HOW TO SLIM UP AND BREAK INTO SPRING. APRIL IS NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH. ANN RAYBURN IS THE SENIOR MANAGER OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AT THE ALABAMA ORGAN CENTER... SHE JOINS US TO EXPLAIN MORE ABOUT ORGAN DONATIONS. STUART GOLDSBY, OUR WILDLIFE EXPERT WILL ALSO BE IN STUDIO.
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