awareness

North Dakota HIV Awareness Walk Battles Stigma

NDCPG held their second annual walk

FARGO, N.D. — About six dozen people put on their walking shoes to raise awareness for HIV. The North Dakota Community Planning Group for HIV and Viral Hepatitis Prevention, Care and Treatment (NDCPG) held its second annual HIV Awareness Walk. The organization is designed to make sure people in North Dakota have access to quality HIV prevention services. People at…

Golden Drive Homeless Kids Holds BBQ to Raise Awareness

They're getting the word out about their big community event

FARGO, N.D. — Golden Drive Homeless Kids is getting the word out about an upcoming gathering while also raising money. The organization held a BBQ outside of Cash Wise on 13th Avenue where they served up hot dogs and brats. The BBQ will continue tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Golden Drive is having its big community event next…

Michigan Man Bikes Across Country in Hopes of Stopping Gun Violence

He created a nationwide hotline for people to call if they're planning violence

FARGO, N.D. — A Michigan man is biking across the country in hopes of stopping people from committing gun violence. Scott Hite stopped in Fargo to talk about www.waitone.org. It’s a nationwide hotline designed for people to call if they’re planning violence. He says he was inspired after learning the Aurora movie theater shooter in Colorado had called a mental…

Touchmark at Harwood Groves Raises Awareness for Alzheimer’s on Longest Day of the Year

Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the country

FARGO, N.D. –Touchmark at Harwood Groves is raising awareness for Alzheimer’s disease on the longest day of the year. They say, “the day with the most light is the day we fight.” The retirement home has a NuStep machine, and someone is riding it from sunrise to sunset. They’re raising a dollar for every minute someone uses it. There’s also…

Stroke Survivor Uses Her Experience to Help Others Through Support Program

Five years ago, Sandi Gruhot was doing yard work when she started feeling a pain in the back of her neck and got nauseous

FARGO, N.D. — It’s something hundreds of thousands of people suffer from every year: stroke. One survivor is using her experience to support others going through the same thing. Five years ago, Sandi Gruhot was doing yard work when she started feeling a pain in the back of her neck and got nauseous. What she thought was pulled muscle was actually…

Local Caregivers Raise Awareness for Parkinson’s Disease During Annual Symposium

They're hoping events like these will start an upward trend in cure research

FARGO, N.D. — According to health experts, about 1 million people are living with Parkinson’s disease in the U.S. That number is expected to double in the next 20 years. Local caregivers are bringing awareness to the disease and supporting those who have it. People living with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones are filling the air with “ahs,” but…

#BeatType1: Summit League and Sanford Raise Awareness for Diabetes With PSA video

The video will play at several basketball games

FARGO, N.D. — The Summit League and Sanford are raising awareness for Type 1 diabetes with a special PSA video. The video will play at the men’s basketball game at NDSU tonight and the women’s basketball game tomorrow. People at the game who have the condition will be recognized. According to the Summit League, more than one million Americans are fighting…

Burning at Orangetheory Fitness for Derrick Jacobs; How the Community is Honoring Him One Year Later

Hearts were heavy on January 6th of 2018...but one year later, the right kinds of celebrations are in place for Derrick Jacobs

FARGO, N.D. — One year ago, Derrick Jacobs of Fargo took his own life. Now 365 days later, friends and family are working out together to honor his memory. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen shows us how Orangetheory is more than just a work out. Hearts were heavy on January 6th of 2018…but one year later, the right kinds of celebrations are…

Red Sand Project Raises Awareness for Human Trafficking

The group invited people to fill cracks in the sidewalk with red sand

FARGO, N.D. — If you walk downtown, you’ll notice something different in the cracks of the sidewalks. NDSU started a local chapter of the Red Sand Project, which is a national organization raising awareness for human trafficking. They invited people walking along Broadway to fill the cracks of the sidewalks with red sand. Human trafficking affects more than 40 million people worldwide,…

Teen Driver Safety Week; How You Can Prevent 1,000,000 Crashes from Happening

In 2016, teens were involved in more than 1,000,000 crashed nationwide, hundreds of thousands which were fatal

FARGO, N.D. — As a part of Teen Driver Safety Week, the Fargo Police Department and Triple A are asking parents to have a talk with their kids. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us why too many teens are dying on the roads. “In 2016, teens were involved in more than 1,000,000 crashed nationwide,” said Gene LaDoucer, with AAA in Fargo….