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Benefit to Support Jackie Celske Slated for October 22

September 26th, 2022
Benefit to Support Jackie Celske Slated for October 22

Jackie Celske, Augie grad and devoted Quad Citizen, has battled a host of autoimmune diseases for 16 years. After two unsuccessful surgeries that required her to quit her job earlier this year, Jackie recently began an experimental immunotherapy in Boynton Beach, FL. Oncologist and hematologist, Dr. Maharaj, has discovered that Jackie’s immune system is rapidly deteriorating, causing persistent inflammation in her nervous system, significant pain and organ damage. This new treatment will hopefully restore her immune cell function so she can get back to her life in the QC – pain free. Unfortunately,... Read More

Quad Cities River Bandits to Help Kick Off Genesis Flu-Free QC Effort at Sept. 6 Game

September 5th, 2022
Quad Cities River Bandits to Help Kick Off Genesis Flu-Free QC Effort at Sept. 6 Game

Area elementary school kids can step up to the plate and get a free flu shot at Modern Woodmen Park on Tuesday, September 6 to gain free entry to the Quad Cities River Bandits game. The event will kick off the annual Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities campaign that has provided more than 100,000 free flu vaccinations to elementary school students across the region for the past 15 years. This year’s goal is to reach pre-COVID-19 levels of 7,000-8,000 flu shots in 80 elementary schools across the region and to continue the past two years of mild flu seasons. The line-up for Tuesday, September 6: •... Read More

Argrow’s House Celebrates 5 Years September 5

September 3rd, 2022
Argrow’s House Celebrates 5 Years September 5

It’ time to celebrate! The Argrow’s 5th year anniversary celebration will be held on September 15th at 6pm at the Quad City Botanical Garden! This year will include a virtual speech from Mrs. Joy Reyes. Joy is the Founder and Executive Director of a social enterprise called New Hope Girls. She works with women and girl survivors of gender-based violence in the Dominican Republic reminding them that they are “created for more.” The women create beautiful handbags and design a bag annually with Vera Bradley during the International Women’s Day! The program will also include survivor... Read More

Genesis to Hold Second Gather for the Cure Event Supporting Breast Imaging Voucher Program

August 29th, 2022
Genesis to Hold Second Gather for the Cure Event Supporting Breast Imaging Voucher Program

Registration is underway now for the second annual Gather for the Cure event to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to be held October 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Whispering Pines Indoor Shelter, Scott County Park. Register to attend at www.genesishealth.com/gather. Gather for the Cure is an opportunity to celebrate breast cancer survivorship, remember those lives lost to breast cancer, learn about available programs and resources and raise money to support the Genesis Voucher Program. The program provides free breast imaging to qualifying patients. The event is presented by the Genesis Foundation. Attendees... Read More

Illinois Businesses Shut Down Due To Covid As Statewide Numbers Spike, Are More On The Way?

July 28th, 2022
Illinois Businesses Shut Down Due To Covid As Statewide Numbers Spike, Are More On The Way?

Businesses have begun to shut down across the state as spiking covid numbers have hit their workers hard, causing the places to close temporarily as workers recover. In Rock Island, for example, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse was forced to shut down for two weeks, delaying the opening of a new show, “Disaster!” due to a number of the cast and crew testing positive for covid. Other businesses around the state have likewise been hit with the same dilemma as statewide numbers continue to surge, as previously reported on QuadCities.com. Statewide numbers have continued to rise over the... Read More

Covid Hits Circa ‘21, Performances Canceled through August 2

July 25th, 2022
Covid Hits Circa ‘21, Performances Canceled through August 2

Due to several more positive Covid cases in the Cast of DISASTER this morning, Circa ‘21 has made the difficult decision to cancel the next week of performances (07/27-07/31). With the number of artists that they would be forced to replace for ten days, the staff does not feel that they are capable of presenting the outstanding product that our guests have come to expect from Circa ’21. Their plan is to reopen with their double performance day on 08/03. If you currently have reservations for one of these performances you may call the Box Office at (309) 786-7733 to reschedule for any performance... Read More

BREAKING: Covid Numbers Rampaging Across Illinois, Will There Be More Shutdowns?

July 23rd, 2022
BREAKING: Covid Numbers Rampaging Across Illinois, Will There Be More Shutdowns?

BREAKING NEWS: Covid numbers are rampaging again across Illinois, causing individual business shutdowns in the Quad-Cities and elsewhere, as there’s increasing nervousness over bigger statewide shutdowns especially as fall school start dates loom. Thursday, Illinois reported its single-highest daily total of new COVID cases since late May, with 6,636 new probable and confirmed cases. In addition, people are testing positive for longer periods of time, and are becoming infected again after infections much more quickly. “I wouldn’t say the incubation period is shorter… it’s... Read More

Bend for a Cause in Davenport July 17

July 16th, 2022
Bend for a Cause in Davenport July 17

Come one, come all to the event of the summer on July 17 at The Village Theatre in The Village of East Davenport! Bends for a Cause – A Community Yoga & Beer is a benefit event for The Minnie Fridge & Nest Cafe – both non-profits that focus on feeding our community. Not into yoga? Go anyway! There will be live music, raffle items & a silent auction… plus food from Nest Cafe! This will be a donation based class – we ask that you reserve a spot in advance via a message or email to bendsandbrews@gmail.com. The event takes place July 17 from 12noon-4pm at The Village... Read More

Learn Stress Management Techniques At New Iowa And Illinois Program

July 12th, 2022
Learn Stress Management Techniques At New Iowa And Illinois Program

Join Emma Morgan, LISW, LCSW for a workshop for all-ages to better understand your emotions and ways to handle them, including: brainstorming, practicing, and implementing coping skills into your day to day life. This program is being offered in-person and via Zoom. RSVP is required for both options.    Wednesday July 13, 2022 6:00 – 7:00 PM UnityPoint Health – Trinity Gilda’s Club Quad Cities 600 John Deere Road, Suite 101 Moline, IL  61265 Registration is required. Anyone impacted by cancer is welcome to attend. RSVP online at http://GCQC.gnosishosting.net/Events/Info/Coping_Skills_for_All_Ages_Workshop-2219.   For... Read More

Genesis Offers Tips Helping Illinois And Iowa Folks Deal With Extreme Heat

June 21st, 2022
Genesis Offers Tips Helping Illinois And Iowa Folks Deal With Extreme Heat

Tuesday’s Quad-City weather forecast calls for temperatures to reach 99-degrees. Here are some tips on weathering the extreme heat which is blanketing the Midwest. Each year in the United States, more than 600 deaths are attributed to excessive natural heat. Unfortunately, many of the deaths are preventable. Genesis Medical Center emergency physician David Dierks, D.O., offers these tips to avoid being a victim of the heat: Stay out of the heat when possible. The young and old are particularly vulnerable. People with other chronic conditions, for example, heart disease, mental health conditions,... Read More