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TAMPA BAY WALK TO DEFEAT ALS - March 17 On Saturday, March 17, 2012, more than 1,000 people will gather at the University of South Florida in Tampa to join the fight to find a cure for a deadly illness. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, progressively paralyzes its victims, attacking nerve cells and pathways in the brain or spinal cord. ALS has no known cause or cure, but the Tampa Bay community is rallying together to change that. Wheelchair-bound patients along with their families and friends will make a 2-mile trek in The Walk to Defeat ALS, hoping their steps will make a difference for ALS patients living in the Tampa Bay area. Many who walk have

a loved one who is still fighting the deadly disease. Others walk in memory of a loved one who has lost the battle. Many people, without any personal connection, still walk out of a simple concern for those who are suffering with Lou Gehrig’s disease. With only two to five years to live, these patients have an urgent need, and the community is stepping in to fill it by walking for those who can’t. The Walk to Defeat ALS is The ALS Association’s signature event in which all funds directly support cutting-edge research, programs and patient care. Last year, these events raised nearly $1.2 million around the state of Florida. All interested walkers should call 888-257-1717, or register online at www.WalktoDefeatALS.org.

ANTIQUES IN THE PARK - March 17 Gulfport’s popular outdoor antiques and collectibles show – “Antiques in the Park” – returns on Saturday March 17th, from 10 am to 5 pm, in the first block of Clymer Park at Gulfport Blvd. and Beach Blvd. The show features antiques and collectibles exhibitors spread throughout the park, so bring your walking shoes. Some of the vintage fun for sale at “Antiques in the Park” includes estate jewelry, old pottery, art, china and glassware, primitives and folk, kitchen collectibles, linens, toys, fun ephemera including Florida memorabilia, small furnishings, home décor, Aloha shirts, and more. The show is co-sponsored by the City of Gulfport and Gulfport Lions Club and managed by Hula Hula Productions. Admission and parking is free, and food will be available on site. The rain date is Saturday, March 24th. www.hulahula.biz.

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Accent On Tampa Bay #173, March 2012  

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Accent On Tampa Bay #173, March 2012  

What’s happening the the Tampa Bay area and beyond - Entertainment, Events, Travel, Theater, Music, Hot New Products, etc.Catch a live Broad...