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AIDSWalk scheduled for Saturday in Washington Park

On Saturday, people will be walking in Washington Park, to help in the fight against AIDS.

The 17th annual AIDSWalk is scheduled for this Saturday, September 28.
It will include refreshments, awards, and live entertainment from the Student Theater Outreach Program (S.T.O.P.)

The walk benefits The Community AIDS Partnership of the Capital Region, which serves people in Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Schoharie counties.

For more information, please click here.

Clifton Park restaurant helps community on opening day

A local restaurant is spending its opening day helping the community.

All proceeds from opening night (September 24) at Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse on 3 Northside Drive will be donated to the Nick’s Fight to be Healed foundation, an organization that helps pediatric cancer patients.

Nick’s Run to be Healed 5k is scheduled for Sunday, September 29.

It will honor Parker Ragone, a 3 ½ year old boy who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2011.

For more information on that, please click here.

Saratoga Hospital opens new health center for low-income patients

Saratoga Hospital President Angelo Calbone prepares to cut the ribbon on the affordable care center. - Mark Mulholland / WNYT


SARATOGA SPRINGS - People were filing into the new Saratoga Community Health Center Monday afternoon.

They aren't sick.

They're there to see the newest place for patients to be treated in Saratoga County.

What's unique here is that this facility doesn't require health insurance or any payment, if the patient can't afford it.

Saratoga Hospital saw a need to care for people with low or moderate incomes who were going to the emergency room when all they really needed was a doctor's visit.

"So as we've looked at the population and the numbers and we've watched how people have inappropriately used higher levels of care such as the emergency department, there is a clear need," said Angelo Calbone, president and CEO of Saratoga Hospital.

NY health officials: Beware mosquitoes and disease

A mosquito rests on skin. - File / AP

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Health officials are urging New York residents to take precautions after mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus were found in the state.

Two human cases of West Nile virus have been identified in Staten Island and one case has been identified in a horse in Oneida County. Most people infected with the mosquito-borne virus either show no symptoms or suffer a flu-like illness. A small number develop a serious illness that can lead to neurological damage.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases have been identified in 15 pools of mosquitoes in Oswego and Chautauqua counties. There have been no human cases in New York.

WNYT teaming with Red Cross, NY Giants for blood drive

NewsChannel 13 is teaming up with the New York Giants to help the Red Cross with a blood drive.

We will be at the SEFCU Arena on the University at Albany campus from Noon until 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9.

Some famous former Giants will be on hand to sign autographs.

David Tyree will be there at noon, Rodney Hampton at 2:20 and Jeff Feagles from 4:40 until 7 p.m.

The last time we did this it was very crowded. So it's a good idea to make an appointment.

You can do that at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

GET has grand opening

 GET has grand opening

BALLSTON SPA — Gunning Elite Fitness is having their grand opening July 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and July 14 from noon to 4 p.m. at 2100 Doubleday Avenue off of Route 50.

There will be demo classes offered at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on July 13 and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on July 14.

The facility has a variety of strength and metabolic conditioning equipment to maximize the performance and results of the athletes.

“At GET, we take a different approach to fitness,” described Head Trainer and Owner, Matt Gunning. “Rather than telling people what they must do, we listen to their fitness goals and then empower them to be successful by providing the necessary tools and coaching as well as a flexible class structure.”

For more information, please contact Casey Gunning at 518-859-6741 or click here.

Saratoga Hospital Pharmacy Director named "Mentor of the Year"

It’s a big honor for the Pharmacy Director of Saratoga Hospital.

Maryanne Davis was recently named “Mentor of the Year” by the students in the New Visions Health Career Exploration Program.

The program works with high school seniors, who plan to major in healthcare related fields in college.

Davis has served as a mentor in the program for 15 years.