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Hurricane Harvey has already hurt the job market. But will that storm and Hurricane Irma, which is expected to slam Florida this weekend, have an even bigger impact on the broader U.S. economy?

The Alpha Group is excited to introduce Alpha Cares!

This December The Alpha Group will kick off our year-long Alpha Cares Campaign, which raises awareness and funds for a variety of causes near and dear to our hearts. Our team will be planning numerous events throughout the year to not only shed light on all of these causes, but also help promote participation within our community. 

Throughout the month various resources will be available with facts and statistics on that month’s focus, as well as ways to aid in prevention and treatment. 

To do this, however, we will need your help!  

December is International Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month. Come join us as we get into the holiday giving season! We will be holding a Toys for Tots drive November 28th - December 14th, and are calling for donations of new, unwrapped toys. The toys can be dropped off in the lobby our Norton office, all of which will then be donated to Toys for Tots. 

If you would like to hear more about donating to Toys for Tots, or learn about our upcoming Alpha Cares Campaign programs please feel free to contact us! 

Stay tuned for more details on upcoming months of Alpha Cares! 

 

Here is a list of the other upcoming months and causes: 

January                   National Blood Donor Month

February                 American Heart Health Month

March                     National Nutrition Month

April                       National Autism Awareness Month

May                        ALS Awareness Month

June                       Environmental Awareness

July                        UV Safety Month – Skin Cancer Awareness

August                    Animal Health Month

September              Childhood Cancer Awareness

October                  Breast Cancer Awareness Month

November               Diabetes Awareness Month

 

 

 

 

The Justice Department Sept. 5 asked a federal appeals court to dismiss the DOJ’s appeal in the ongoing battle over a stalled Obama overtime rule that was expected to make some 4 million workers newly eligible for time-and-a-half pay.

The May employment report was less notable for the size of any particular upside surprise than the consistency of its upside surprises and the good news throughout. The rise in employment across the establishment and household surveys was on roughly the same scale, wage growth ticked back up, and the 3-month average in payroll growth returned to about 180k – comfortably within its range since late 2016. Intriguingly, the progress on several areas of labor market slack suggested that the U.S. labor market is not at full employment after all.

Donate Blood

Blood Facts

  • Today, fewer than 4 of every 10 people in the U.S. are eligible to give blood. Fewer than 1 in 10 actually donate.
  • Approximately 40,000 pints of blood are used each day in the United States.
  • Approximately 1 out of every 7 people entering the hospital needs blood.
  • 1 donation has the potential to save as many as 3 lives.
  • 3 teaspoons of blood can save a baby's life.
  • If there are 100 people in a room, 46 will have type O blood, 40 will have type A, 10 will have type B and four will have type AB.
  • If 50 people donate, they could provide enough blood to take care of victims of a major car accident.
  • If 20 people donate, they could help 1 burn victim.
  • Most whole blood donors can give every 8 weeks.
  • Plasma donors can give as often as every 3 days.
  • Blood lasts only 42 days.
  • Platelets last only 5 days.

 

See the link below for more details! 

http://www.bloodsource.org/Donate/Blood-Facts-FAQs

Originally posted by Blood Source 

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The Obama administration announced Monday that it will delay implementation of part of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate for the second consecutive year.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! In the United States, about 1 in every 8 women will develop an invasive breast cancer over her lifetime. The two most significant risk factors of breast cancer are being a woman and growing older. However it is possible that a man or a young person could develop breast cancer. 

It’s the most deadly cancer for women other than lung cancer. About 15 percent of those diagnosed with breast cancer have a relative who also has been diagnosed. When a person has a family member with this disease, their probabilities of having it doubles. The other 85% of people diagnosed do not have a relative with breast cancer. However, through raising funds, awareness, and health studies, the breast cancer incidence rate has been dropping since 2000. 

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