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Fundraiser has students running laps for healthy initiatives

Royal Oaks Elementary students are running laps Friday to raise funds for school programming that reinforces the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles, according to a release.

The Rocket Run, now in its third year, is a volunteer-based fundraiser for the Royal Oaks School Community Organization, event organizers said. The ROSCO complements the Sun Prairie Area School District’s Wellness Policy.

Students will put skills they learned during the first month of school to work during Friday’s run, including proper running and pacing techniques, how to take their pulse and the health benefits of running, according to the release.

The entire student body will run for 20 minutes and complete as many laps as possible, organizers said.

According to the release, the event is expected to raise over $20,000 with students running over 600 cumulative miles.

'Spooktacular' business event returns on Halloween

The Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce's annual Halloween celebration will take place on Halloween this year.

The chamber's "Spooktacular" will offer trick-or-treating to area kids at Sun Prairie businesses on Oct. 31 from 1-5 p.m.

In 2012, 85 local companies participated in the event.

Lemonade stand raises money for charity meal

A lemonade stand in Sun Prairie raises money for Sunshine Supper.

Sunshine Suppers in Sun Prairie

Sunshine Supper at Sunshine Place in Sun Prairie gives people a place to go for food and fellowship on Monday nights.

 

 

 

Fest offers dog-friendly sports, entertainment

Fest offers dog-friendly sports, entertainment

An event this weekend will draw dog lovers and their four-legged friends.

The Mounds Dog Fest will offer paws-on activities, contests, demos, a canine water performance, lure coursing, dogs bobbing for tennis balls and more.

About 110 area organizations will be on site at Angell Park in Sun Prairie for the festival from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Sunday for the 16th annual event.

New to the event this year is a dog training demo, an interactive sport which that combines basic obedience with an obstacle course.

Mounds representative Heather Sullivan said the event is fun for dog owners and gives them a destination to bring their pet.

"[There are] not always the outlets where people can get out and meet other dog owners and just have a great time," Sullivan said. "I just like to see the variety of dogs and the people in the community."

Local bowling alleys donate to tornado victims

Three local bowling alleys are contributing proceeds generated on Saturday to tornado victims in Oklahoma.

Bowl-A-Vard Lanes in Madison, Ten Pin Alley in Fitchburg and Prairie Lanes in Sun Prairie are donating half of their proceeds from noon to midnight to the United Way of Central Okalahoma.

United Way uses funds to house and feed victims of the tornado in Oklahoma.

Cardiac arrest survivor wants others to learn life-saving skill

Cardiac arrest survivor wants others to learn life-saving skill

Survivor: '[I was] clinically dead, and I was that way for 20 minutes'   

Sudden cardiac arrest kills 1,000 people a day in the U.S., which is roughly one person every two minutes.  Would you know what to do if you saw someone collapse in front of you?

Channel3000.com and WISC-TV are proud to partner with St. Mary’s Hospital on Saturday for Hands on Hearts -- a community-wide event offering free compression-only CPR .

COCPR is a hands-only technique to help those in sudden cardiac arrest. The constant compressions are performed 100 times a minute to the center of a patient's chest. The compressions keep oxygen-rich blood flowing to the heart and brain. Mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths are not needed.

When compression-only CPR is used on a victim of cardiac arrest, the chance of surviving increases greatly.