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A West Knoxville spa pampers breast cancer survivors

A West Knoxville spa pampers breast cancer survivors

A West Knoxville spa pampered breast cancer survivors by giving them facials, massages hair cuts, manicures and pedicures on Monday.

This was all part of the "Hands On" at the Total Works Salon Spa. People in the community donated $60 to give some cancer survivors rest and relaxation.

The event founder Kelly Baker said this is a great was to help people suffering with the disease along their paths towards recovery.

KPD hosting Bike Safety Fair this weekend

KPD hosting Bike Safety Fair this weekend

From the Knoxville Police Department:

Fall is a wonderful time of year to go bicycling.  The Knoxville Police Department wants all cyclists, particularly children, to stay safe while enjoying this sport.  That's why we (KPD) are conducting our annual fall Safety Fair at Safety City on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Families are encouraged to come out to learn about pedestrian and bicycle safety.

Cleaning solution mix-up at nursing home sends 10 to hospital

Cleaning solution mix-up at nursing home sends 10 to hospital

Ten workers at the Ben Atchley Veteran's Nursing Home in West Knox County were sent to the hospital after a mix-up with cleaning solution.

As of Thursday afternoon, all but one of the people has been released from the hospital. The remaining staff member is being kept for observation.

According to Karns Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ken Marston, cleaning staff members were working in the laundry room area of the nursing home around 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning.  They were mixing cleaning solutions, and accidentally combined two that released a chlorine gas.

Pellissippi State nursing program moves closer to national accreditation

Pellissippi State nursing program moves closer to national accreditation

Pellissippi State's nursing program is one step closer to national accreditation.

The Tennessee Department of Health's board of nursing approved Pellissippi State Community College's associate degree program in nursing last month. That decision will allow Pellissippi to pursue national accreditation.

The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission has invited Pellissippi to complete a written self-study. When that is turned in, the NLNAC will visit the campus and a governing board review will determine if the program will receive accreditation.

Walk your human, pick up litter, and earn rewards

Walk your human, pick up litter, and earn rewards

It's a way to get some exercise, keep your walking path tidy, and earn rewards.

"I walk about 10,000 to 12,000 steps a day. I have my pedometer on," Susie Stout said.

She's not just walking. Susie Stout is also picking up litter.

"I did Turkey Creek Greenway one time and I got 34 gallons, that's one of the big black trash bags full," she said.

She's part of a Keep Knoxville Beautiful program called Green Miles.

Allison Teeter is Executive Director.

Golfers hit the green to fight childhood cancer

Golfers hit the green to fight childhood cancer

Dozens of golfers hit the course at Fox Den Country Club to fight childhood cancer during the Annual Butterfly Fund of East Tennessee Golf Tournament.

Four years ago, a member of the 10News team lost his daughter to cancer. In honor of her memory and the memory of another little girl who died, the Butterfly Fund was founded.

Shahid Malik, a doctor from East Tennessee Children's Hospital, said this event raises money for cancer research and bring awareness to childhood cancer.

Walking (or Running) for a Good Cause

Walking (or Running) for a Good Cause

The fall weather is here and that makes running or walking (I'm strictly a walker if you don't know) much more comfortable.  Want to run or walk AND support a great cause at the same time?  You are in luck.  Knoxville has many 5K run/walks in the next few weeks that support great causes.  Here are just a few you can choose from:

Sept 29th - VMC 5K Race and Fun Walk to support the Volunteer Ministry Center