Child safety event helps with identification kits
The chances of finding a missing child are increased if parents have identifying information immediately available to give to law enforcement. The DNA Lifeprint Child Safety Event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 6500 U.S. 19 N in Pinellas Park, will provide parents with a computer disc containing their child's FBI-certified fingerprint profile and a high-resolution photo, a Child Safety Journal, which provides all the necessary vital information and other important facts law enforcement will need immediately after a child is reported missing, and a Home DNA Identification Kit. There is no databasing. The only record of the information taken at the event is handed over to the parents. For information, call Amy Yucuis at 726-1233.
Walk for Lupus Now
is May 17 at the Trop
Walk for Lupus Now, a noncompetitive charity walk, is 9 a.m. to noon May 17 at Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive. Proceeds will go to the Lupus Foundation of America Greater Florida Chapter and will directly benefit Florida lupus patients. Register online at
lupusflorida.org, or call 447-7075 to register or for information on volunteering at the event.
SPCA Tampa Bay seeks volunteers for events
SPCA Tampa Bay seeks volunteers for fundraising and community events.
Volunteers are needed to speak about SPCA services at pet-related events and to organize and work at the SPCA's Pet Bowl in July and Pet Walk fundraisers in October.
Applications are available at SPCATampaBay.org or by calling 586-3591, ext. 127.
Community forum to address health care gap
Blacks lag behind whites on nearly every health indicator, including life expectancy, death rates, infant mortality, low birth weight rates and disease rates. A community forum featuring speaker Vernellia Randall, author of Dying While Black: Advocacy Strategies for Eliminating the Health Care Gap, will take place 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday at James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center, 2335 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. Refreshments will be served. Call 824-6963.
Bark & Browse offers dogs for adoption
Florida Doggie Paws Rescue will have an adoption event, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday at Bark & Browse, 5114 Gulfport Blvd. S, Gulfport
In recognition of Mother's Day, the "guests of honor" will be new mom Madge, a shepherd mix , and her 10 puppies, 6 weeks old and available for adoption.
To see photos of all the available dogs and to complete an adoption application online, visit www.floridadoggiepaws.org.
Florida Doggie Paws is an all-breed dog rescue group that is foster-home based. Call 896-6315.