Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Prescription Take Back Day


PRESCRIPTION FOR DANGER 
Drop off medications 
April 30 
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

DID YOU KNOW?
  • 􏰀  Many people believe prescription drugs are safer than illegal drugs because a doctor prescribed them—they’re not.
  • 􏰀  More people die accidentally from prescription drugs each year than all types of illegal drugs combined.
  • 􏰀  Combining pain killers or anti-anxiety drugs with alcohol multiplies the effect--your heart or breathing can stop.
  • 􏰀  Drug-induceddeathsnowexceeddeathsfrommotorvehicle accidents in more than 17 states.
  • 􏰀  Most kids who abuse prescription drugs report they get them from their home medicine cabinets or from friends.
SYMPTOMS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG OVERDOSE
  • 􏰀  Abnormal pupil size
  • 􏰀  Agitation
  • 􏰀  Convulsions
  • 􏰀  Delusions
  • 􏰀  Paranoid behavior
  • 􏰀  Difficulty breathing
  • 􏰀  Drowsiness
  • 􏰀  Hallucinations
  • 􏰀  Nausea and vomiting
􏰀 Non-reactive pupils
􏰀 Staggering or unsteady gait
􏰀 Sweating or extremely dry, hot skin 􏰀 Tremors
􏰀 Unconsciousness
􏰀 Violent or aggressive behavior
Suspect Overdose? Call 911.




Properly Dispose of Medications

 April 30
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.!


Alexandria Police Headquarters 

3600 Wheeler Avenue

The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray


2204 Mt Vernon Avenue

First Baptist Church

2932 King St
  

Go to www.ondcp.gov/prescriptiondrugs

Spread the Word . . . One Pill Can Kill 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Mural Dedication this Saturday


Mural 
We are excited to unveil our newest addition to the Kelley Cares Miracle Field this Saturday! The mural was inspired by the Courage Wall, a project launched last year by Alexandria resident and business owner Nancy Belmont. Artist Matt Corrado created a vibrant design with the words, "Courage to Live BIG." 

The colorful, larger-than-life art will face the Kelley Cares Miracle Field. The Theme of the wall - the Courage to Live Big - particularly applies to the special needs players in the Miracle League Program. Every day, they show the courage to face life's challenges and keep moving forward.
 
The project will be the city's first long-standing interactive mural, with chalkboard space for participants in the City of Alexandria Therapeutic Recreation Program to write and draw, adding their contributions in colorful chalk. The Therapeutic Recreation youth and adults inspired the portion of the mural reading "Time to Play!" A cluster of hand prints from participants in the program illustrates the power of diversity in building unity. 
 
The project will be unveiled on Saturday, April 23 at 12:30PM, just before the season's first Miracle League baseball game. The unveiling will be a family-friendly celebration of courage, featuring a performance by the Rainbow Rock Band, a mindfulness moment by the Mindful Junkie, Gina Rollo White, reflections on courage by Therapeutic Recreation participants and a cookout featuring Southblock juices. The public is encouraged to attend the unveiling and stay for the game.
 
The mural is a true community partnership, with funds and brainpower contributed by the City of AlexandriaKelley Cares FoundationMiracle League of Alexandria,lululemon Alexandria#WeLiveBigGravitate Solutionsand Jen Walker the Realtor for Del Ray & Beyond
Thank you all again for your love and support!

Sincerely,
The Kelley Cares Team