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Talk about a local hero

For those of us that don’t normally check CNN as much as we used to, thanks to Melanie for reminding us as we prepare to stand in long lines to watch one superhero’s return to the big screen that some of the best heroes in our community are right under our nose. Check out this video over on CNN.com about Kid One Transport founder Russell Jackson, nominated to be one of their CNN Heroes (it was first posted on July 10).

Giving for the soul in Birmingham

Soul patrol convention partyFans of former American Idol Taylor Hicks must be proud of some of his fans. They have organized a nonprofit organization called Harmony for the Soul and have announced a National Soul Patrol Convention for early May here in Birmingham May 9 & 10(thanks to Idol Stalker for the tip).

The group is not affiliated with Hicks but definitely believes in his spirit of giving. Monies collected during the convention will benefit Kid One Transport and the Alabama/Georgia chapters of Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Visit the organization’s website for more information about it and the event (and to purchase tickets).

Marathoners take over downtown this weekend

I could tell you that we’ve been quiet this week because of getting ready for the Mercedes Marathon on Sunday, though I’d be lying (as much as I wish I wasn’t).

Mercedes Marathon logoThis year the Mercedes Marathon will take over Birmingham’s central business district (and parts of the metro area) on both Saturday and Sunday, February 9 & 10. We’d like to take a moment and look at the charities that will benefit from the masses of humanity moving through town this weekend (and to find out why you should be out there cheering them on as they run/walk/dance through your part of town):

BTW: There’s still time to sign up at the expo too (tonight and tomorrow) 🙂

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Firefighter Night, Speakeasy

“Drink Cheap. Donate. Celebrate the men and women of the Firefighter Nation.”

Those are the words used in some of the marketing for The Speakeasy’s upcoming fundraiser to support Kid One Transport and the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service’s runners participating in this year’s Mercedes Marathon.

Drinks specials galore all night long… for a good cause.

1920 3rd Avenue North (directions)