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IBD Website for Young Adults Offers Support for Living Independently

Author: Starlight Children's Foundation
Dateline: Wed, 15 Apr 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation (CDHNF) and Starlight Children's Foundation announced the launch of 'IBDU: Graduating to Independence' - a new resource for young adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) who are preparing for college, vocational training, entrance into the workforce or living independently. The site provides answers for older teens and young adults to real life challenges and educational resources.”



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Children's Digestive Health & Nutrition Foundation and Starlight Children's Foundation Collaborate to Create 'IBDU: Graduating to Independence'

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Children's Digestive Health & Nutrition Foundation (CDHNF) and Starlight Children's Foundation announced the launch of "IBDU: Graduating to Independence" (www.ibdu.org) - a new resource for young adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) who are preparing for college, vocational training, entrance into the workforce or living independently. The site provides answers for older teens and young adults to real life challenges and educational resources.

"Older teens and young adults with IBD may be faced with making a transition and need to adequately prepare to self-manage every day issues, flare ups, medications, insurance issues and communicating with a new team of health care providers," explained William Balistreri, MD, President of CDHNF. "With so many records to keep, decisions to be made and medical professionals to see, it is easy to become overwhelmed, confused and intimidated when patients are without parents or guardians, away from home or in an unfamiliar setting."

IBD is a complex disease, especially in the pediatric population. Although at risk of essentially every complication of IBD that adults face, children with IBD are also faced with a number of unique issues. Additionally, there are unique social aspects of IBD that are especially problematic for older teens, college bound patients and young adults who are about to transition to independent living.

"It's no secret that the teenage years are a particularly challenging time," said Paula Van Ness, CEO of Starlight Children's Foundation. "When an older teen or young adult is also struggling with IBD such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's Disease, transitioning into independent living can seem overwhelming, especially without a support network. We've created IBDU to reassure teens that they are not alone and that there are answers to their questions. The site will guide them to discover their autonomy."

The website includes a multitude of interactive features such as group discussions in the community, polls, and coming soon will be video stories related to IBD and coping skills.

Specifically, IBDU provides:
- Tips to improve self-management skills through video messages from real patients;
- Guidance for developing an action plan for dealing with IBD during this transitional period;
- Facts about various procedures and lab tests, traveling, different medications, their benefits and side effects; and how to continue to adhere to taking their medicines with their new lifestyles and schedules;
- Information to help them understand insurance and refill prescriptions;
- Guidance for transitioning to an adult gastroenterologist;
- Advice surrounding the importance of developing healthy habits including information about nutrition, alcohol, smoking and sexual activity; and
- Tips for becoming an advocate for their health, learning to ask questions, being assertive and taking responsibility.

IBDU is a complementary program to Starlight's UC and Crohn's (www.ucandcrohns.org) online program. Developed as a joint effort of Starlight and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, ucandcrohns.org connects teens from coast to coast who have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease and provides them with helpful stories, video clips and tools. IBDU is a natural extension of the UC and Crohn's website for teens nearing the end of high school and also provides valuable information for professors, employers and parents.

Support for the IBDU website was provided by an unrestricted education grant from UCB, Inc.

About Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation

The Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation was established in 1998 by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) which represents 1500 pediatric gastroenterologists in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. CDHNF along with NASPHGAN, are the leading physician source of information on pediatric gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional issues. CDHNF is dedicated to improving the care of infants, children and adolescents with digestive disorders by promoting advances in clinical care, research and education. In addition to the pediatric IBD education campaign, CDHNF also provides resources on pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis, reflux and GERD and celiac disease. Additional information on CDHNF and NASPGHAN can be found at www.cdhnf.org and www.naspghan.org.

About Starlight Children's Foundation

When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For 25 years, Starlight Children's Foundation has been dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Starlight's programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone. Through a network of chapters and offices, Starlight provides ongoing support to children, parents and siblings in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces with an array of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings. Programs are also delivered internationally through affiliates in Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom. To learn more visit www.starlight.org.

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Photographer Chooses Special Equestrians as Her Special Project

Author: Special Equestrians
Dateline: Mon, 06 Apr 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'I had no idea the first time I photographed for Special Equestrians that I would be so touched by the kids and the staff there,' stated Rosemary Taglialatela, who came in contact with the organization during the Bucks County 5K Run last year when she was photographing the runners for the series, Special Equestrians held a race as part of the series; she's been coming back ever since.”



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WARRINGTON, Pa., April 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- "I had no idea the first time I photographed for Special Equestrians that I would be so touched by the kids and the staff there," stated Rosemary Taglialatela, who came in contact with the organization during the Bucks County 5K Run last year when she was photographing the runners for the series, Special Equestrians held a race as part of the series; she's been coming back ever since.

"I grew up with horses, so the smell of the barn took me back to when I was a kid; but it's the kids that really touched my heart. Seeing the relationship they have with the horses and staff and how it makes a difference in the quality of their lives was eye opening. This is a special place full of special people and I am honored to be their photographer!"

"I was there to shoot a program a few weeks ago. During part of this program the kids on horses were brought up to mirrors and encouraged to make faces and smile as part of their social skills lesson. There is just no way of expressing how it felt when one of those children rode past me and smiled at me. That is a moment that will be with me forever." She has taken photos of the Sensory Trail, the Autism Program, and a Fundraiser held by the Warrington Community Alliance.

"Rosemary has a great eye for the shots she takes," says Tammy Westney, Executive Director of Special Equestrians. "She has taken photos that we have placed on our website and that we have given to the parents of our young riders, they are just beautiful."

Rosemary's work is currently showing at Art Bazaar in Chester NJ. She will be donating an art photograph to the Mercer Museum for their up coming auction event. She shoots portraits, commercial and events. "Recently I shot the Car and Flower Shows at the convention center and am shooting and documenting the behind the scenes of an up coming fashion show in Philly. Locally I will be shooting the Bucks County 5 K series again and will be shooting the Mercer Museum and Special Equestrians events. I am excited to have become the Warrington Community Business Alliance's house photographer as well."

Rosemary Taglialatela's work can be seen on Special Equestrians web site and Pentax Corporation's web site, as well as: www.2daysphotos.com
www.2daysphotos.zenfolio.com and www.weddingphotographybyrosemary.com.

Special Equestrians, a Forbes Enterprise Award winner, is a 501(c)3 non-profit therapeutic riding program located at 2800 Street Road in Warrington, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to improve the physical, mental, and emotional well being of individuals with disabilities through the equine experience. Founded in 1982 Special Equestrians has grown from a one horse, one rider, one volunteer program to a thriving organization with 9 horses, 17 staff members, and over 100 volunteers serving 125 children and adults with emotional, mental and physical disabilities each year.

For more information please call 215-918-1001, or visit our website at www.specialequestrians.org.

Rosemary can be reached at 215-918-1281 or mobile: 856-220-1218 rosemary@2daysphotos.com. She shoots portraiture, special events, model portfolio, fine art and weddings.

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Myth vs Fact: Censor Bias? New Research Covers Culturally Misrepresented Groups: Gypsies, Jews, Indians, Mestizos, Arabs, Women

Author: Eagle Feather Research Institute
Dateline: Wed, 25 Mar 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Eagle Feather Research Institute (eaglefeather.org) provides current research of different cultural groups that have been misrepresented via distorted or biased cultural histories due to political, racial or religious reasons. The goal is to present factual cultural data that is not political; it purports to go beyond superficial layers of information and question the validity of sources.”



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AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Eagle Feather Research Institute (www.eaglefeather.org) provides current research of different cultural groups that have been misrepresented via distorted or biased cultural histories due to political, racial or religious reasons.

The goal is to present factual cultural data that is not political; it purports to go beyond superficial layers of information and question the validity of sources. While society has progressed technologically, current scholars begin to question the more important civilizing elements that constitute a working and harmonious order. While censorship was notorious in the Middle Ages with the Inquisition, it is still present in varying and subtle ways among the cross section of institutions in the modern world.

Dr. Roberto Cintli Rodriguez, Research Associate at the University of Arizona states: "The work of Dr. Arnoldo Carlos Vento is both a treasure and unprecedented. The work I have been doing on the inter-connectedness of the continent via Maiz, was done by him a generation ago. His work and research are fascinating and I can only hope to build upon his work and the other Indigenous scholars. Additionally, he builds upon the work of his own mother, Adela Sloss Vento, what I term, a ceremonial discourse."

The new Website contains Educational Materials that are divided into five series: Pre-Columbian, Mexican, Chicano/Chicana, Native American and Ancient Cultures. Areas covered include Culture, History, Philosophy, Language, Literature, Medicine and Oral History. The listings of works are further divided into Abstract/Articles, Abstract/Books, Articles and Books. While most works are in English, some books and articles are in Spanish. Additional areas under News and TIPS include Historical Bits, Natural Health and Linguistic Nuances and News/Green Earth.

The Columns of Latest News and Newsletters provide a forum concerned with current issues: Nutrition, Health Risks, the Endangered Eco-system, Folk Music, and current as well as future projects.

Among the goals: stimulate thinking regarding long standing historical and cultural myths. Was scalping initiated by American Indians? Did Teddy Roosevelt charge on horseback up San Juan Hill? What role did the Inquisition play in the creation of history and modern myth regarding the Aztecs? Why did Americans refuse to eat tomatoes before 1830? Was the idea of Hell as eternal damnation known in the time of Jesus? Did the word "America" really originate with Albericus Vespucci (Almerigo, Americo)?

Among recent E books include works concerned with Native American and Western Worldviews in Collision, History and Culture of Mestizos, the Christian Crusades, Southwestern History, Mexican Intellectual History, Literary Anthologies, Memoirs of first Mexican American woman civil rights activist, in addition to literary and historical novels both in Spanish and English. Criticism, Poetry and Essays complete the genres. Archival photos of cultural movements add further to the listing.

For additional information contact: Arnoldo Carlos Vento, PhD, Executive Officer or visit eaglefeather.org and peruse the Bookstore.

About Eagle Feather Research Institute: Non-profit 501(c)3 educational Institute founded in 2002. The Institute provides educational research to the public sector: Educationists-Principals, teachers, students-legislators, the media, libraries and the general public. Founder: Arnoldo Carlos Vento, PhD, Emeritus Professor and an internationally published scholar.

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This Valentine’s Day, Newhouse Remembers Love Gone Mad

Author: Newhouse
Dateline: Wed, 04 Feb 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Newhouse, a Kansas City domestic violence shelter, notes that Valentine's Day isn't all candy and roses for every woman. Instead, it's a grim reminder of the fine line between love and hate. Domestic violence isn't reserved for the poor or uneducated. According to the American Psychological Association, nearly one in three adult women experience at least one physical assault by a partner during adulthood.”



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KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Newhouse, a Kansas City domestic violence shelter, notes that Valentine's Day isn't all candy and roses for every woman. Instead, it's a grim reminder of the fine line between love and hate.

"When David and I first started dating, he was so attentive, paid so much attention to me and I thought he was so caring. But then, after we got together, that attention quickly turned to jealousy, control and violence when I didn't do exactly as he wished."

This is just one story from the 431 women who actually made it to Newhouse in 2008 in search of help for themselves and their 344 children.

Domestic violence isn't reserved for the poor or uneducated. According to the American Psychological Association, nearly one in three adult women experience at least one physical assault by a partner during adulthood. It could be your sister, your mother, your neighbor or your daughter.

Consider these facts:

* Women of all cultures, races, occupations, income levels, and ages are battered - by husbands, boyfriends, lovers and partners (Surgeon General Antonia Novello).

* Approximately one-third of the men counseled (for battering) are professional men who are well respected in their jobs and their communities. These have included doctors, psychologists, lawyers, ministers, and business executives (Massachusetts Coalition of Battered Women Services 1990).

* Battering is the establishment of control and fear in a relationship through violence and other forms of abuse. The batterer uses acts of violence and a series of behaviors, including intimidation, threats, psychological abuse, isolation, etc. to coerce and to control the other person. The violence may not happen often, but it remains as a hidden, terrorizing factor (FBI Uniform Crime Reports 1990).

* Four million women are abused by their husbands or live-in partners each year in the United States (USDoJ 2005).

* Violence by an intimate partner accounts for approximately 22-percent of violent crime against women (USDoJ 2006).

* 30-percent of women murder victims between 2001 and 2005 were killed by their spouse or intimate partners (USDoJ 2006).

Located in the urban core of Kansas City, Missouri, Newhouse is recognized as the oldest domestic violence shelter serving Kansas City's urban core.

* In 2008, Newhouse provided 48.5-percent MORE bed nights than in 2007, assisting 431 abused women and their 344 children for a total of 22,230 bed nights.

* Newhouse answered 6,820 hotline calls in 2008, an increase of 11-percent from 2007.

* There were 8 domestic violence homicides in Kansas City in 2008, up from 4 in 2007.

Typical costs to keep Newhouse operational include:

$25 Personal hygiene products for one resident
$50 Diapers for one infant for one week
$99 Pays for one woman or child's night free from violence
$125 Milk for two meals a day for one week
$500 Household cleaning supplies for one month
$2,500 Food for the shelter for one month
$8,700 Hotline for one month
$9,200 Utilities for one month.

Immediate shelter needs are: lotion, sanitary products, cold medicine, deodorant, and cell phones.

The mission of Newhouse(R) is to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing the tools that allow women to make positive choices and lead self-sufficient lives. To make a contribution, visit the Newhouse website at www.newhouseshelter.org or contact Newhouse at 816-474-6446 x230.

For help or shelter call (816) 471-5800 or (816) HOTLINE.

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Starlight Children’s Foundation New England Hosts Afternoon Tea to Honor Gary and Judi Vaillancourt of Vaillancourt Folk Art

Author: Starlight Children's Foundation
Dateline: Fri, 30 Jan 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starlight Children's Foundation New England is hosting a special Valentine's event, Purses & Pearls, A Classic English Afternoon Tea, at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. At the Tea, Starlight is honoring Gary and Judi Vaillancourt of Vaillancourt Folk Art with its prestigious Heart of Gold Award to acknowledge the couple's longstanding commitment to seriously ill children in New England.”



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The Valentine's Themed "Purses & Pearls, A Classic English Afternoon Tea" Will Include a Silent Auction Featuring Autographed Purses from Teri Hatcher and Juliana Hatfield, and Children's Etiquette Lessons from Author Judith Bowman

BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starlight Children's Foundation New England is hosting a special Valentine's event, Purses & Pearls, A Classic English Afternoon Tea, at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. At the Tea, Starlight is honoring Gary and Judi Vaillancourt of Vaillancourt Folk Art with its prestigious Heart of Gold Award to acknowledge the couple's longstanding commitment to seriously ill children in New England.

Guests are invited to gather all the special women and girls in their lives, grab their favorite purses, adorn themselves with timeless pearls and join Starlight in brightening the lives of local seriously ill children and their families! Adult guests will delight in a delicious menu of teas, sandwiches and Valentine's Day desserts, as well as enjoy exclusive shopping from regional artists and a silent auction featuring autographed purses from Desperate Housewives star, Teri Hatcher and Boston-based indie rock artist Juliana Hatfield.

In keeping with Starlight's family-focused mission, children are also invited to attend and experience the importance of philanthropy firsthand. Children will be served a special menu, spend time with Victorian era characters in costume, partake in cupcake-decorating and learn dining and tea-time etiquette from Judith Bowman, Protocol Consultant and author of Don't Take the Last Donut: New Rules of Business Etiquette. Everyone will have the chance to create crafts, which will be sent to hospitalized children throughout New England.

Starlight will present its Heart of Gold Award to Gary and Judi Vaillancourt of Vaillancourt Folk Art for their steadfast dedication to seriously ill children for nearly 20 years. The Heart of Gold Award is reserved for individuals with a deep commitment to children and a generous heart. Since 1990 Vaillancourt Folk Art Studios of Sutton, Massachusetts has partnered with Starlight in the creation of a limited edition chalkware "Starlight Santa." This 19-year tradition has provided funding for Starlight New England's programs and services helping seriously ill children and their families face the daily challenges of a chronic or life-threatening illness. The Vaillancourts' annual donation has brightened the lives of thousands of children and their families through outpatient family activities and inpatient entertainment programs for hospitalized children.

Adult tickets for Purses & Pearls are $55, and children's tickets are $25. A table of 10 can be purchased for $500. Event parking is available at the Four Seasons at the discounted rate of $20. To purchase tickets, visit www.starlight.org/newengland.

All gifts of more than $100 can be made in honor, in memory of, or in recognition of a special person or event, and these gifts will be listed in the event program. For more information including participating in the event program, sponsorship availability and ticket sales, please contact Jonelle Prill-Tate at 617-241-9911 or jonelle.prilltate@starlight.org.

About Starlight Children's Foundation New England

When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For 25 years, Starlight Children's Foundation has been dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Starlight's programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone. Through a network of offices, Starlight provides ongoing support to children, parents and siblings in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces with an array of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings. Programs are also delivered internationally through affiliates in Australia, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

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Neotrope Announces Non-Profit PR Grant Program Recipients for 2009

Author: Neotrope
Dateline: Fri, 12 Dec 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope(R), a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. of 1983, announced today the 2009 Non-Profit PR Grant Program recipients: those non-profit organizations chosen to receive free public relations and newswire services. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and $22K in 2005. This year, services are being donated by Neotrope to worthy smaller non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate the company's 25th anniversary.”



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For 25th Anniversary California Firm Again Donates Services to Worthy Causes

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope(R), a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. of 1983, announced today the 2009 Non-Profit PR Grant Program recipients: those non-profit organizations chosen to receive free public relations and newswire services. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and $22K in 2005. This year, services are being donated by Neotrope to worthy smaller non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate the company's 25th anniversary.

Neotrope"We're honored to be able to provide these services to smaller non-profits, many of whom have been hampered in their normal fund-raising efforts by the economic downturn," said Neotrope CEO and co-founder, Christopher Simmons. "And perhaps help them continue to 'do good' in 2009 by raising their awareness to the media and public."

Simmons continued, "We have always taken corporate social responsibility very seriously. We learned many years ago that it was better to donate our expertise than simply writing checks, as this provides more real support for the non-profit orgs in raising awareness of their efforts."

There were 546 "qualified" applicants this year, nearly double prior years, but only ten were chosen for this PR Grant program. The deadline to apply was extended from November 12 to December 7. All qualified applicant organizations were also entered into a drawing to win a new One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) notebook, and will be offered additional services without cost. The value of the PR Grant services to be donated will vary by organization, with a total value of more than $25,000.

The 2009 Neotrope Non-Profit PR Grant Program Recipients are (in order chosen):

1) Children Awaiting Parents, Inc., New York

Children Awaiting Parents (www.ChildrenAwaitingParents.org) is dedicated to finding loving adoptive families for children waiting in foster care. We advocate nationally for adoption by bringing attention to the children, by promoting interest among people who could become permanent adoptive families, and by encouraging adoption friendly policies. We serve children across the United States.

2) Starlight Children's Foundation, California

Starlight Children's Foundation (www.starlight.org) helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. We offer entertainment programs that boost spirits, reduce the need for pain medication, and provide distraction therapy; educational programs that help sick children understand common medical procedures, manage their illnesses and develop coping strategies; technology-based programs that connect isolated, sick youth with their peers and enable them to keep up with their schoolwork; and family events that allow sick children and their families to relax, have fun, and reconnect outside the hospital environment.

3) Project SEED, Inc., California

Project SEED, Inc. (www.projectseed.org) is a 45-year old organization, founded in Berkeley, which successfully augments mathematics instruction in primarily low-performing public schools. The instructors are math specialists, who use a Socratic questioning pedagogy, to teach supplemental lessons in advanced mathematics in elementary and middle school classrooms. The regular classroom teachers learn dynamic teaching techniques for improving students' participation and understanding. Rigorous external evaluations regularly show significant improvement on standardized mathematics achievement scores. Project SEED's mission is to put young, low-income students on a pathway up and out of poverty, toward high school graduation and college. We prepare them for careers that require knowledge of the advanced mathematics we introduce and for careers that require problem solving and critical thinking skills.

4) Girls Write Now, Inc., New York

Girls Write Now (www.girlswritenow.org) is New York's premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls. We are a community of women writers -- authors, editors, educators, journalists, playwrights, publishers, advertising and PR professionals, literary agents and more -- on a mission. Through our core mentoring program, our goal is to provide a safe space for New York City's high school girls to develop their creative, independent voices, explore careers in professional writing, and learn how to make healthy choices in school, career and life.

5) Paws of Life Foundation, Iowa

The Paws of Life Foundation (PoL) is dedicated to the education of search and rescue (SAR) dogs and their handlers. PoL (www.pawsoflife.org) works with responders at the local levels to assist with dog placement and training to become a reliable and valuable resource for law enforcement and public safety agencies in the case of lost or missing persons. When someone you care about goes missing, these are the people your local sheriff, police chief or fire department calls to assist in the search. We find working dogs, either through animal shelters or donation, and place them in search and rescue K9 programs nationwide. We also provide training, coaching and a "library" of knowledge and resources. Paws of Life was established in 2003 and works diligently to plan programming areas and develop a strong base on which to move forward. Our dogs have been placed with local search and rescue teams, law enforcement for drug dog use and with one FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team.

6) Newhouse, Missouri

Recently Newhouse (www.newhouseshelter.org) celebrated 37 years of service to the poorest citizens in the metro area who are victims of domestic violence. With a mission to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing the tools that allow women to make positive choices and lead self-sufficient lives, Newhouse is located in the urban core of Kansas City, Missouri; uniquely positioning Newhouse to address an otherwise disenfranchised population. Newhouse takes a comprehensive approach to meet the needs of the women and children who turn to Newhouse for emergency shelter and for relief from the crushing distress of domestic violence.

7) World Savvy Inc., California

World Savvy's (www.worldsavvy.org) mission is to educate and engage youth in community and world affairs, to prepare them to learn, work and live as responsible citizens in the global community. In our increasingly interconnected world, students need global literacy skills; including knowledge of other countries and foreign cultures, as well as the ability to synthesize information and draw connections across subject disciplines to succeed in personal and professional endeavors. In classrooms, workplaces and neighborhoods, we constantly interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures, and must learn to live and work cooperatively. More importantly, as future leaders, young people must learn to collectively navigate and address the world's most pressing problems.

8) Special Equestrians, Pennsylvania

Special Equestrians (www.specialequestrians.org), a Forbes Enterprise Award winner, is a non-profit therapeutic riding program located in Warrington, Pennsylvania, serving Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and surrounding counties. Founded in 1982, Special Equestrians has grown from a one horse, one rider, and one volunteer program to a thriving organization with 9 horses, 18 staff members, and over 100 active volunteers, who served 142 children and adults with various emotional, mental and physical disabilities last year. Our clients come to us with more than 60 different physical and cognitive challenges including Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our riders represent diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. 80 percent of our clients are children.

9) Barnabas International, Inc., Florida

Barnabas International, Inc. (www.biijax.org) exists to love and encourage live-alone-at-home senior citizens enabling them to live longer, healthier, more grace and purpose filled, independent lives. We engage seniors in team-oriented community service opportunities to give them fulfillment and to aid more than 30 non-profit organizations in our community. We transport the seniors via a 26-passenger bus to the non-profit, supply age-appropriate service tasks, provide a nutritious lunch and return transportation.

10) Museum of Photographic Arts, California

The mission of the Museum of Photographic Arts (www.mopa.org) is to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film and video. Since its founding in 1983, the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) has been devoted to collecting, conserving and exhibiting the entire spectrum of the photographic medium. The museum's endeavors consistently address cultural, historical and social issues through its exhibitions and public programs. The Museum of Photographic Arts is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is a member-supported, private, non-profit institution.


The winner of the OLPC drawing is the Middle College High School National Consortium, Inc. (www.mcnc.us).

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Neotrope Extends Non-Profit PR Grant Application Deadline

Author: Neotrope
Dateline: Fri, 07 Nov 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope(R), a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. of 1983, has extended the 2009 grant application deadline for non-profit organizations, from Nov. 12th, to Dec. 7th, 2008, due to the recent U.S. elections. The company is donating $25,000 in free public relations and newswire services to worthy smaller non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and $22K in 2005; and has provided discounted or free services to various non-profits for more than 20 years.”



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For 25th Anniversary Los Angeles PR Firm to Donate Services to Worthy Causes

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Neotrope(R), a brand identity, PR, and marketing firm established Jan. of 1983, has extended the 2009 grant application deadline for non-profit organizations, from Nov. 12th, to Dec. 7th, 2008, due to the recent U.S. elections. The company is donating $25,000 in free public relations and newswire services to worthy smaller non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Neotrope previously donated $25K worth of services in 2000, and $22K in 2005; and has provided discounted or free services to various non-profits for more than 20 years.

NEOTROPE"We have extended the deadline as we heard from many folks that they 'just learned about' the grant once they were done donating time to various candidates in the recent elections," said Neotrope CEO and co-founder, Christopher Simmons. "We've had nearly 200 organizations across the U.S. apply already since mid-October, and this really shows the need for this kind of support for the smaller non-profits."

Simmons continued, "As mentioned in our October 1st press release, we've always taken corporate social responsibility very seriously, and it gives all of us here a warm and fuzzy feeling to do what little we can to give something back to worthwhile causes. We learned many years ago that it was better to donate our expertise than simply writing checks, as it provided more real support for the non-profit org."

"Many smaller non-profits have been suffering from lower revenues this year, due to the economy; and it's been harder than ever for some orgs to raise awareness. Hopefully this program, as in past years when we've done this, will help."

Non-profit organizations may apply for the grant through December 7th, 2008 (extended from Nov. 12th). Organizations will be selected based on various factors related to "doing good," and the amount donated to each selected non-profit will vary. Half of the grants will be provided to California-based non-profits, who will receive additional promotional assistance through California Newswire(R) as well as a free eMediaKit(TM). Additionally, all 501(c)(3) organizations automatically qualify for a 20% service discount.

All qualified applicant organizations will be entered into a drawing to win a new One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) notebook which can be used for fund-raising purposes.

The 2009 Neotrope PR grant application can be found at Send2Press.com/non-profit/index.shtml.

Neotrope, and its division Send2Press Newswire (www.Send2Press.com), have previously sponsored art benefits contributing to aid efforts for the homeless in Chicago, groups providing environmentally sustainable housing in areas of the world where disaster has left people without adequate shelter; and to orgs who raise money for Tanzanian AIDS orphans. Neotrope also sponsors entertainment events as diverse as Apple QuickTime shows, and both-coasts music showcases for indie bands, including the LAMN Jam series presented by the Los Angeles Music Network.

Past recipients of the PR grant program include the Native Voices Foundation: "Thank you so much for putting Native Voices Foundation under your wings and on the U.S. map as never before," said Suzy Chaffee ("Chapstick"), Olympian, and Co-chair of NVF. "Your encouragement, savvy coaching, and access to the major newspapers in America, has been priceless in getting out our message."

About Neotrope(R)

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Georgia Department of Education Launches HOSA Foundation to Promote Careers in Healthcare

Author: Georgia HOSA Foundation
Dateline: Tue, 02 Sep 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Georgia's supply of healthcare workers is in a critical condition according to an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. There are severe shortages in nursing, in the number of physicians per capita, psychologist, social workers, and other health related fields. Georgia now ranks 9th in total populations and still lags behind its sisters states with the number of healthcare professionals. Georgia Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a student-lead organization promoting interest in healthcare occupations among high school and college students.”



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ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Georgia's supply of healthcare workers is in a "critical condition" according to an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. There are severe shortages in nursing, in the number of physicians per capita, psychologist, social workers, and other health related fields. Georgia now ranks 9th in total populations and still lags behind its sisters states with the number of healthcare professionals. Georgia Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a student-lead organization promoting interest in healthcare occupations among high school and college students.

Georgia HOSA FoundationHOSA's defined purposes are to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. In its eight year history the Georgia HOSA organization has grown from an initial membership of 300 members to over 5,800 members.

This phenomenal growth can be attributed to the enthusiastic HOSA Advisors at the local High Schools and Colleges, support from Georgia Department of Education and partnerships with the health care industry. Georgia is benefiting from strong local programs in health care fields such as dental, biomedical, CNA, EMT, imaging science and others.

One of the methods that demonstrate Georgia's proficiency in health care instruction is through the State and National competitions held on an annual basis. In order to compete at the state level the students have to demonstrate to their local advisors proficiency in the competitive event area. These students then compete against their peers across the state of Georgia where they are judged by a group of healthcare professionals who volunteer to serve as judges.

Students may compete as an individual or as a member of a team in the events. The winners are selected and announced at the awards session which is held at the annual HOSA State Leadership Conference. The top three winners, both individual and teams, are eligible to compete at the National HOSA Leadership conference held annually in June.

At the recent GA HOSA State Leadership Conference held in Atlanta over 300 students were eligible to compete at the HOSA National Leadership Conference level. The cost for the students has increased significantly over the last several years. Because of this over 15% of the students could not afford to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity. To prevent this from happening to more students in the future, Georgia HOSA established the Georgia HOSA Foundation which is an established 501(c) 3 organization whose guiding purpose is to help students fulfill their dream of attending and competing at the HOSA National Leadership Conference.

According to Allen Seigler, III, Executive Director of GA HOSA: "Establishing the HOSA Foundation was a logical step in supporting the students as they work to represent Georgia at the National State Leadership Conference. Our HOSA Board of Directors unanimously supported and endorsed the idea of launching the Foundation."

The primary purposes is to encourage interest in health care but also to raise students' self-esteem, build character, develop leadership skills and promote social interaction.

More information: www.georgiahosa.org.

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Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter Foundation and The ALS Association Announce Opening of ALS Clinic at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in September

Author: ALS Association Jim Catfish Hunter Chapter
Dateline: Thu, 10 Jul 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “GREENVILLE, N.C., July 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The ALS Association - Jim 'Catfish' Hunter Chapter today announced that Pitt County Memorial Hospital will open an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) clinic in late September. ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, leading to progressive paralysis usually in less than five years.”



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GREENVILLE, N.C., July 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The ALS Association - Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter today announced that Pitt County Memorial Hospital will open an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) clinic in late September. ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, leading to progressive paralysis usually in less than five years. The new clinic will be the only multi-disciplinary clinic in eastern North Carolina to serve persons with ALS.

ALS Association"We are excited to offer a clinic devoted to ALS in Greenville to help serve everyone living with this dreadful disease," said PCMH President Steve Lawler. "Our communities have certainly felt the impact of ALS. With this clinic, we expect to provide better access to expert medical care, cutting-edge research and clinical trials. The end result will be a one-stop shop for health care needs."

The clinic, slated to open September 26th, will work in partnership with Duke University's ALS Clinic and will be led by Richard Bedlack, MD, PhD and Robert Frere, MD of East Carolina Neurology. Bedlack is the director of the Duke ALS Clinic and a world-renowned neurologist in the ALS community. Also playing an integral role in the clinic will be the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter, The ALS Association's North Carolina chapter, by providing valuable information and resources to people with ALS.

"This clinic is long overdue, but we are thrilled to have so many caring people coming together to make this a reality," said Jerry Dawson, President of the ALS Association's Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter. "Specifically, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to Representative Walter B. Jones, Steve Lawler, Dr. Richard Bedlack, Dr. Robert Frere and most importantly Helen Hunter and the Jim 'Catfish' Hunter ALS Foundation for providing the necessary funding to make this a reality. No longer will people with ALS in this area of our state have to travel long distances to receive world class care."

Funding for the clinic was generously provided by the Jim "Catfish" Hunter ALS Foundation in Hertford, NC. The foundation, named in honor of the North Carolina native and Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, was founded in 1999. Hunter, who was arguably the best pitcher in baseball in the 1970s, was diagnosed with ALS in 1998 and died from complications of the disease a year later at the age of 53. During that time, he used his celebrity status to increase awareness for ALS. More recently, Keith LeClair, East Carolina University's former baseball coach, lost his battle with ALS in 2006. The deaths of these men not only brought the effects of a disease like ALS to light, but also showed the need for an ALS clinic in eastern North Carolina.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony, with invited guests of honor including Senator Elizabeth Dole, Senator Richard Burr Representative Jones, N.C. Senator Marc Basnight and the Hunter family, will formally introduce the Jim "Catfish" Hunter ALS Clinic to the Down East community on its opening day.

About the Jim "Catfish" Hunter ALS Foundation
The Jim "Catfish" Hunter ALS Foundation is sometimes confused with the ALS Association Jim "Catfish" Hunter" Chapter but is a separate non-profit organization based in Hertford, North Carolina. The Foundation was formed in 1999 by Jim "Catfish" Hunter, his family and friends and the Bear Swamp-Beech Springs Ruritan Club. The Foundation is a proud supporter and partner of The ALS Association - Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter. The Foundation provided the start up funding necessary to establish key Chapter programs such as the Respite Care and Augmentative Communication Grant programs.

The Foundation also works to support research and provide grants based on need to families living with and fighting ALS. Through events such as softball tournaments, golf tournaments and walks, the Foundation works diligently to provide help for all people living with ALS. For more information: The Jim "Catfish" Hunter ALS Foundation, Post Office Box 47, Hertford, North Carolina 27944.

About Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Pitt County Memorial Hospital, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, is the flagship hospital for University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Pitt Memorial is a regional resource for all levels of health services and information.

About The ALS Association
The ALS Association is the world leader in ALS research, patient care and ALS advocacy and is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. The Association's nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing compassionate care and support.

The Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter has been serving PALS across North Carolina since 1987. The Chapter has grown into an award-winning 501(c)3 non-profit organization because of its efforts in service, advocacy, and fundraising. The Chapter has been recognized by The ALS Association as Chapter of the Year the past two years.

More about the Chapter can be found at www.CatfishChapter.org.

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Jazz Prodigy Eric Reed to Perform at Get a Life Childcare Foundation’s First Annual ‘Jazz to Support Life’ Event

Author: Get a Life Childcare Foundation
Dateline: Mon, 30 Jun 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Get a Life Childcare Foundation, the only non-profit foundation in the nation dedicated to caring for children whose parents or siblings are living with chronic or terminal illness, will be holding their first annual Jazz to Support Life event benefiting the foundation's second child care facility in West Los Angeles.”



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LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Get a Life Childcare Foundation, the only non-profit foundation in the nation dedicated to caring for children whose parents or siblings are living with chronic or terminal illness, will be holding their first annual "Jazz to Support Life" event benefiting the foundation's second child care facility in West Los Angeles. The evening will feature Wynton Marsalis' Jazz Piano prodigy, Eric Reed and a silent auction.

Jazz to Support LifeThe event is to be held from 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at The Jazz Bakery in Culver City, California. Admission is $30, and limited seating is available.

Event sponsors include clothing designer Christian Audigier, Jazz Bakery, RTKL Associates Inc., and Ron Edwards of Air Dreams Designs. The proceeds will be used to furnish "The Get a Life Family Support Center" once construction is completed in late 2008. The new location is intended to support local hospitals, accommodate more children and offer them a wide array of activities and play options such as a computer lab, an art room, and a music center.

"We have been so fortunate to gather so much community and corporate support in such a short amount of time for this event. We are so excited to have a talented artist such as Eric Reed grace our event," said Jade Stanford, Founder and CEO of Get a Life Childcare.

More about the organization
Get a Life Childcare Foundation is a non-profit childcare provider focused on creating a safe, nurturing environment for children of chronically or terminally ill parents, while also supporting parents through counseling and other support services. The founder, Jade Stanford, recently was featured on the Emmy(R) award winning PBS series "A Place of Our Own", which can be viewed on the show website: www.aplaceofourown.org/getalife.

Jade was also recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Childcare by the State Senate of California. Additional information on Get a Life Childcare Foundation can be found at www.getalifechildcare.org.

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