The founder of Adam's House returns to our program to remind you about the free bereavement support they provide to families annually through “Helping Hearts Heal.” And we'll let you know how to help support their good work at the upcoming virtual Mistletoe & Margaritas event.

Then as we move through Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we'll share some important news about the great progress Connecticut is making addressing lung cancer with the American Lung Association following the release of their latest State of Lung Cancer report.


As Epilepsy Awareness Month draws to a close, we'll visit with the CT Epilepsy Advocate to find out all the resources this grassroots nonprofit is offering to the thousands of folks across our state living with epilepsy.

 

CT Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Program – A Promise to Jordan – Monitor My Health

Meet an environmental sanitarian from Meriden - who plays a role in the state's Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Program residents identifying and helping folks understand and eliminate dangers posed by lead - which is especially risky to children.

Then we'll hear another story of tragedy overcome by inspiration with the founder of A Promise to Jordan - a statewide nonprofit honoring a victim of the opioid epidemic aimed at eliminating the stigma of addiction, assisting people in accessing quality care, and giving hope that recovery is possible to those struggling with addiction.

Then we will circle back with Dr. Dana Wade and Monitor My Health - working to delay or prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart attack, and stroke with a CDC-recognized evidence-based lifestyle change program he is delivering to thousands in greater Bridgeport and beyond for low and often no cost.

 
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Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary – CT Dept of Veterans Affairs – Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

This morning we're circling back to speak with Jenn Hubbard - whose daughter Catherine was lost in the Sandy Hook tragedy - to find out all the exciting things ramping up for summer at the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, and to invite you to participate in the upcoming 5k Race For Catherine.

Then we'll touch base with the Commissioner of Connecticut's Dept of Veterans Affairs. On the heels of the Memorial Day holiday, there's lots to talk about as this critical support agency continues improving outreach and support services for the state's heroes and their loved ones.

And we'll close with representatives of the national Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and the Black Women’s Health Imperative to review a new report detailing the long history of predatory practices designed to get young women hooked on smoking, and what can be done about it.

 
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The Rowan Center – CTDPH Flu Shots & COVID – The Southport CoLAB / Literacy How

Thanks to this pandemic we've all been inducted into the world of doing everything virtually - even fundraising, so we're opening by introducing The Rowan Center - working hard since 1979 serving and supporting victims of domestic violence. We'll talk about the center's critical mission and how you can help by signing on to build a holiday gingerbread house virtually.


Then we'll turn to an epidemiologist with the CT Dept of Public Health to hear how the flu stands to complicate our already overburdened healthcare system in this COVID era - and how you can play a role in minimizing that pressure on our healthcare systems by getting a flu shot.


And we'll close inviting you to learn more about educational inequality and what you can do about it in your own community, by participating in an upcoming round table discussion sponsored by The Southport CoLAB and Literacy How.

 
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