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Second in the Nation for HIV

downloadDid you know that Florida is third in the nation for number of people diagnosed with AIDS and second in the nation for HIV? The numbers are astounding and it’s not just a concern for our youth. In the United States 79% of people with AIDS are over the age of 40.

The CDC recommends that all adults in the United States get tested for HIV infection at least once, regardless of risk factors for HIV infection, and with repeat HIV tests if there is an ongoing risk of HIV infection.

Today, as a part of National HIV Testing Day, there will be Free HIV testing sites available in Marion County.

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Contest: “I Called. I Got Answers.”

I got answers

United Way Marion County is hosting a contest this week on Facebook!

Starting now and ending 6/27 at 5pm, you can enter a drawing to win a LIVE UNITED t-shirt! Here’s how to enter:

1. Visit the United Way of Marion County Facebook Page and “Like” the page.

2. On the UWMC Facebook page, find the image on the right which will be posted on our wall. Share it on your wall.

That’s it! We will announce the winner on 6/30 on our Facebook page and the winner can come to the United Way office in Ocala to get their t-shirt.

It’s Electric!

thermostatIt’s Summertime and that means higher electric bills.

10 Free/Cheap Ways to Save on Electric
(this list is compiled from various utility companies and conservation websites)

  1. Monitor. Many utility companies provide FREE energy and water usage monitoring so you can see what you are using each day. That can help you know when you are using more than you can afford, or if there is a leak. OUC uses MyUsage. Duke Energy has a few programs on their Save Energy & Money page.
  2. Audit. Most utility companies provide FREE home energy audits. They will come to your home and let you know information such as if your windows are leaking, if your wiring is wasting electricity, and which appliances are draining your wallet. If you are a renter, you may need permission from the landlord. You can also do an audit online. (more…)

FREE Football Camp with NFL player Drayton Florence

Drayton FlorenceDrayton Florence of Ocala, NFL Football player with the Carolina Panthers, will hold a Youth Football Camp in Ocala, Florida on July 12th at the Webb Field. 

This FREE, no-contact camp will be held from 6 to 10 pm and is open to boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18. For additional information please call (352) 577-2333.

Register Online Here

Only the first 250 registrants will be accepted!

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