Community Events

Express Employment Job Fair

Express Employment Professionals – Dixie Hwy is holding a Job Fair Fundraiser September 12 from 3 to 7pm where you can get your name out there for employment opportunities, and donate money to Kosair Children’s Hospital. Express Employment Professionals is a locally owned franchise, helping people in our community find employment close to home. There will be a dunk booth for people to pay to dunk our staffing consultants as well as food and refreshments, all proceeds will benefit Kosair Children’s Hospital. Find out more by calling 502-261-1187.


Bardstown Boy In Need of Life-Saving Transplant
With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure.  The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses.  Throughout the Louisville area, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local boy, Shade Fikter. 
Shade is the son of Pamela and Daniel Fikter.  Born on December 06, 2004, Shade was diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis.  The doctors at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis have recommended a life-saving pancreas transplant.  An estimated $300,000 is being raised by Louisville-area volunteers. 
Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising activities that will help with transplant-related expenses.  Individuals and groups interested in more information can contact Community Coordinator Judy McClure at 502.471.8818  
Donations may be mailed to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana, 47403.  Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA, with “In Honor of Shade F” written on the memo line of the check.  Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at

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Down Syndrome of Louisville’s

Steps to Independence Walk/Fun Run

October 4, 2014 Waterfront Park

Register or Form a team at
            Pre-Registration Fee$ 20.00    Day of the event $25.00 Public welcome!

7:15 A.M. Registration                                       8:45 A.M Fun Run

9:00 A.M.  Spirit Sprint                                      9:30 A.M.  Family Walk

Over 3,000 DSL Walk/Run participants are anticipated to celebrate the achievements of individuals with Down syndrome.  Our theme “Steps to Independence” celebrates the achieving spirit our members demonstrate in their personal quest for independence.
The Down Syndrome Lifelong Long Learning Centers located in Louisville and Clarksville provides innovative and research based education and developmental programs for all ages of individuals with Down syndrome.
The Down Syndrome of Louisville Walk/5KRun showcases the dreams and accomplishments of children and adults with Down syndrome. Do not miss the Spirit Sprint featuring children and adults with Down syndrome racing for their own gold medals and the Smile Mile Walk where posters of our members are displayed!
 Live entertainment is provided by talented individuals with Down syndrome; Michel Bush and the DSL All-Star Band, Special K a local rapper and the DSL Dance Troupe and special guest appearances. The Kids Fun Zone and the Family Picnic Tasting are crowd pleasers.
Down syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality affecting more than 400,000 people in the United States.  People with Down syndrome possess a wide range of abilities and are active participants in the educational, occupational, social and recreational activities of the community. To learn more about Down Syndrome of Louisville Lifelong Learning Centers visit

Keep Kids Safe!!!

Kosair Children’s Hospital is reminding you now that hot weather is here this week to avoid leaving kids in hot cars…not even for a minute. A recent study reported by Safe Kids Worldwide found that 14 percent of parents have left a child alone in a parked vehicle. Last year alone, there were 44 deaths from heatstroke…and 2 so far this year. The Safe Kids heatstroke awareness campaign offers up a few tips to avoid this, like keeping your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.  Create reminders by putting something on the back seat of your car next to your child, such as a briefcase, a purse or a cellphone that is needed at your final destination…especially if you’re not following your normal routine. And if you see a child alone in a car, call 911.

Junior League American Girl Fashion Show
The Junior League of Louisville is thrilled to be hosting the 2014 American Girl Fashion Show on October 11-12, 2014 at Churchill Downs Millionaires Row. 
Join us and celebrate the experience of being a girl, whether yesterday or today, through a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions. Enjoy light fare and learn how clothing has changed over the years to reflect history, culture, and girls’ individual styles.  To see the show schedule, get more info or purchase tickets, click HERE. 
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