Casino Royale raises nearly $300,000 for the Baptist Health Care Foundation


The Baptist Health Care Foundation’s eighth annual Casino Royale Gala recently raised nearly $300,000. Proceeds will benefit the new Baptist Hospital campus at Brent Lane and Interstate 110.

Each year, proceeds from Casino Royale are used to support Baptist Health Care’s life-changing programs, services and technologies. Past events have supported Baptist Hospital’s new campus, highest priority needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Baptist Hospital’s progressive care unit renovations.

Call 850-469-7906 or visit to learn more about the Baptist Health Care Foundation or to make a contribution.

A mobile donation vehicle used by the American Red Cross.

The Red Cross organizes a blood drive for patients with sickle cell disease

The American Red Cross recently launched a new nationwide initiative to reach more blood donors who are black to help patients with sickle cell disease and improve health outcomes, and the organization is holding a 13-year blood drive for this purpose. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the multipurpose room at the American Legion Post 193, 2708 N. 12th Ave.

In the United States, it is estimated that more than 100,000 people have sickle cell disease and may require regular blood transfusions throughout their lives. Blood transfusions are essential for managing the very real pain and long-term health of people with sickle cell disease. Blood donations from individuals of the same race or similar ethnicity and blood type are the most effective way to help patients in sickle cell crisis.

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Since the majority of people with sickle cell disease are of African descent, blood donations from black people are essential to help those with this disease.

Call 850-346-0231 for details.

The next cleaning of the mayor’s district is scheduled for Saturday

The next Mayor’s Neighborhood cleanup will take place on Saturday in the North Hill area, including parts of the surrounding neighborhoods. This event allows City of Pensacola Sanitation customers in the cleanup area to leave eligible items curbside for pickup. The City of Pensacola Sanitation Services will pick up the items free of charge.

Sanitation customers in the cleanup area must drop off items curbside by 7 a.m. on cleanup day. Note that items left at the curb outside the cleaning area will not be picked up. Cleaning includes loose items only. Garden waste or household garbage will not be picked up.

Keep tires and paint cans separate from all other debris. Do not place batteries under overhead lines or near posts, fences or mailboxes.

Visit for details.

Waste Tire Amnesty Days will be held at Central Landfill

The Santa Rosa County Department of the Environment is partnering with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to host Used Tire Amnesty Days at the Central Landfill from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

A maximum of eight tires per Santa Rosa County resident will be accepted free of charge with photo ID as proof of residency. Tires from commercial stores and vendors will not be accepted. Residents can drop off their tires during regular business hours.

Call 850-981-7135 for details.

Lakeview Center Victim Services observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is observed in April as an opportunity to promote awareness and support for survivors, family members and friends.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center reported that in 2017, only 40% of rapes and sexual assaults were reported to the police, and only about 25% were reported in 2018. It’s an uncomfortable topic, but one that needs to be be discussed within the community to change. behaviors and improve statistics.

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The Lakeview Center Victim Services Team serves Gulf Coast communities by providing crisis intervention, information and referral, advocacy and accompaniment, trauma recovery counseling and support groups. The Certified Sexual Abuse Program provides services for Northwest Florida.

Offices can be found at: Lakeview Center Main Campus, 1201 W. Lakeview Ave., Building H; Avalon Center, 6024 Spikes Way, Milton; and Century Clinic, 6021 Industrial Blvd., Century (telehealth).

A 24-hour helpline is also available even on weekends and holidays at 850-433-7273. Visit for details.

Protect sea turtles and endangered species with Trash Bash

Help protect sea turtles and other species at risk with a citizen science program taking an active role in the war on marine debris with the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center from 8-10 a.m. Saturday.

Volunteers collect litter from different areas along the 4.5 miles of Navarre Beach and record the data which is transmitted to state and federal agencies. Volunteers meet at the main Navarre Beach parking lot, near the Sand Crab pavilion. A limited quantity of gloves, buckets and pickers will be available.

Call 850-684-3347 or visit for details.

To take part: To make a Causes submission, email [email protected]

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