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Ryan Lott of Son Lux Unveils His Secrets for Making Evocative Music with Unplaceable Sounds

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Online music school Soundfly has joined forces with Son Lux founder and bandleader, Ryan Lott, to release a new, in-depth course exploring Lott's unique approach to making emotionally compelling music by starting with custom-built digital instruments. "Ryan Lott: Designing Sample-Based Instruments" is available today as part of Soundly's subscription library of creative music courses.

Fresh off the release of his widely-acclaimed score for the A24 hit "Everything Everywhere All at Once" (composed in collaboration with his Son Lux bandmates), Lott opens up about how he achieves his "otherworldly" sonic signature by building and altering digital instruments to create music driven by unplaceable sounds.

In his first-ever online course, Lott explores the techniques he uses to identify sounds that will make compelling digital instruments, recording and processing those sounds to their fullest effect, and transforming them into a custom virtual instrument using a digital audio workstation, Native Instruments' Kontakt, and a MIDI keyboard.

Lott uses these instruments as creative catalysts - beginning songwriting projects with an intriguing sound, rather than a traditional melody, harmony, riff, or groove. Students will learn not only the technical elements of building instruments, but also how to radically transform their compositional process with a new source of inspiration and approach to writing and arranging.

Lott is a frequently sought-after collaborator, in part for how he uses the interplay of familiar and novel sounds to evoke intense emotion in audiences. He has worked with new music ensembles including Grammy winners Eighth Blackbird, Third Coast Percussion, and yMusic, as well as with dance companies and choreographers Stephen Petronio, Travis Wall, Gina Gabney, Jodie Gates, Ballet de Lorraine, Ballet X, and the National Dance Company of Wales. His work on feature film scores includes "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" and "Looper," among others. Pitchfork recently called Son Lux's score for "Everything Everywhere All at Once" "a total achievement in ingenuity."

Ryan expressed his enthusiasm for sharing the techniques in the course, saying, "When you can design your own sounds from the ground up, you're unlocking this entirely new potential for a way forward. I hope folks come away with a new set of skills that will continually bring a new creativity to their music."

"Ryan Lott: Designing Sample-Based Instruments" features 40 videos and more than 70 lessons, as well as graphics, demos, activities, downloadable learning materials, samples, and access to Soundfly's Slack community where students can ask questions and get feedback on their work.

The course is available today at https://soundfly.com/courses/ryan-lott-designing-sample-based-instruments

About Soundfly:

Soundfly offers creative courses for curious musicians looking to spark their creativity, expand their skill set, and discover new sounds. Students can subscribe to Soundfly's library of in-depth courses taught by some of the most exciting musicians and artists working today. Or they can take their music learning to the next level with Soundfly's custom mentorship program, which offers one-on-one coaching with an expert to achieve a personal goal.

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Soundfly Debuts New Course with Synthwave and Electronic Music Icon Com Truise

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Online music school Soundfly has teamed up with dynamic producer Seth Haley, more popularly known as Com Truise, to release a new course on creating sci-fi-inspired electronic music. "Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk" is available today as part of Soundfly's premium course subscription program, where students get unlimited access to a full library of creative music courses.

Haley opens up his creative process, starting with the sparks of inspiration he finds in retrofuturistic storylines, like the sweeping android astronaut narrative that's driven many of his albums. And he demonstrates the techniques he uses to pull a track together, building synth patches, sampling retro drum machine sounds, and leveraging '80s production techniques to create music that feels both nostalgic and novel.

Students will look inside the sessions of some of Com Truise's biggest hits, and follow along as he creates a brand new track from scratch. The unreleased song, "Dynetics" is available exclusively to Soundfly subscribers.

The course features more than 30 videos, as well as readings, downloads, stems, and more, and subscribers get access to Soundfly's Slack community of instructors, artists, and experts, where they can ask questions and get feedback on their work.

Heard most recently in his Super Bowl commercial with Coinbase, Com Truise has released three full-length albums, four EPs, and two compilations with famed electronic indie label Ghostly International. He's also done remixes for Daft Punk, Maroon 5, Tycho, deadmau5, and Neon Indian, among others.

"Com Truise's music is full of powerful contradictions - ambient textures with driving beats, vintage synths composing modern-sounding melodies, '80s production techniques but with all the power of the modern DAW," said Soundfly CEO Ian Temple. "The thing I've loved most about seeing inside his process is learning how to create entire worlds with your music, almost like you're making a film rather than a song. I'm so excited for the sounds that our students are going to be able to unlock within themselves after taking the course."

"I've stumbled across so many tutorials on YouTube of people trying to recreate my sounds over the years, and my reaction to that used to be to hold my techniques as closely guarded secrets," said Haley. "But I was never classically trained, and I had to figure out so much of what I do on my own. And so I think it's finally time to pass the torch to anyone who's willing to learn, and I hope other artists are able to take inspiration from the way I make music."

"Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk" is available now and can be previewed for free at: https://soundfly.com/comtruise

About Soundfly:

Soundfly offers creative courses for curious musicians looking to spark their creativity, expand their skill set, and discover new sounds. Students can subscribe to Soundfly's library of in-depth courses on topics ranging from songwriting to hip-hop production, or take their music learning to the next level with Soundfly's custom mentorship program, pairing students one-on-one with an expert to achieve a personal goal.

Learn more at https://soundfly.com/

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Experimental producer Jlin releases new course on rhythm and creativity with online music school Soundfly

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Music education platform Soundfly and experimental producer and composer Jlin have teamed up to launch an online course covering Jlin's artistic process and approach to creating groundbreaking rhythmic music. Jerrilynn Patton, who performs as Jlin, came up through the Midwest's footwork scene, and has evolved into one of the most innovative electronic producers working today. "Jlin: Rhythm, Variation, & Vulnerability" is available as part of Soundfly's subscription library of creative music courses. The course provides an inspiring look at how Jlin thinks about music production and seeks to help upcoming artists pinpoint and nurture the unique elements in their own sound.

Jlin is a constantly-transforming electronic artist whose work carries a complex, unpredictable rhythmic signature. Music publication Pitchfork has called Jlin's work "a gorgeous and overwhelming piece of musical architecture, an epic treatise on where rhythm comes from and where it can go," and Spin magazine described it as "the future of progressive club music."

Pitchfork has put all three of her full-length releases on their Best New Music and Best Electronic Music lists. Jlin's collaborators include musical artists Björk, St. Vincent, Martin Gore, Max Richter, choreographer Wayne MacGregor, and many more. Her driving, percussive music is used extensively for dance and fashion, with placements in Paris Fashion Week shows for Rick Owens, Chanel, Burberry, and Adidas.

"Jlin: Rhythm, Variation, & Vulnerability" features 16 videos, along with readings, practical exercises, creative prompts, and a Slack group for feedback and support. The course takes a high-level look at the role that vulnerability plays in Jlin's music-making and how embracing difficult creative moments can fuel originality. Students will come away with a more profound understanding of rhythmic variation and the inspiration to make their own music less predictable.

Soundfly CEO Ian Temple said of making the course, "Jlin's mindset and approach are unlike any we've presented on Soundfly before. Her process is deeply vulnerable and painstakingly precise, which leads to a sound that's brimming with complex ideas. I hope students will walk away with a new perspective on how to keep their music fresh and surprising."

Describing her intention behind the course, Jlin said, "I want to share my journey with other artists as honestly as I can. I see the hurdles you encounter in making music as some of the most important parts of the process. I think it's crucial to share that struggle. In this course, I'm exploring my process as vulnerably as I can. I hope that something in my journey helps other artists in their own."

Learn more: https://soundfly.com/courses/jlin-rhythm-variation-vulnerability

About Soundfly

Soundfly offers creative courses for curious musicians looking to spark their creativity, expand their skill set, and discover new sounds. Students can subscribe to Soundfly's library of in-depth courses on topics ranging from songwriting to hip-hop production, or take their music learning to the next level with Soundfly's custom mentorship program, pairing students one-on-one with an expert to achieve a personal goal.

Learn more: https://soundfly.com/

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Koala Has Best Year in Platform History While Bringing a Premium Ordering Experience to Restaurant Brands Nationwide

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Throughout the year, attitudes towards ordering styles changed, and Koala supported leading restaurant brands as they navigated the various waves of consumer preferences and COVID-19, offering a seamless user experience that provides comprehensive management capabilities for clients - leading to Koala's highest growth year netting 2.8x year-over-year transaction growth.

Koala is an industry-leading platform that creates premium, customizable apps and websites for restaurants, and launched its platform against the backdrop of the restaurant tech evolution.

Democratizing Technology

As COVID-19 changed customers' ordering preferences, Koala knew the importance of expanding access to premium technology for brands. As restaurants were forced in and out of lockdowns, brands needed to adjust to different ordering styles - online ordering or app ordering for takeout, delivery, and pickup. Restaurants that had this technology in place were able to weather the storm, and restaurants without it had a much harder time. Koala can have a customized online ordering website or app ready to launch in weeks and at a reasonable cost, compared to its competitors.

"Tech is an ever-changing requirement. With the added challenges of COVID-19, our organization remained steadfast to helping our brands maintain the valuable connections they have established with their customers and the ease of ordering that guests have come to expect in these times," said Brett Spiegel, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Koala. "Restaurant playbooks are changing, and with our fully scalable platform, brands are seeing larger increases in check sizes and conversions."

A Full Digital Ecosystem

Highlights for Koala in 2021 include the launch of their iPhone app, with MOD Pizza and Capital Taco. The app enables brands to make changes to layouts, styles, and key features via the cloud, eliminating the lengthy app submission process for updates. In addition, the app promotes dynamic cross-sell product recommendations.

The company continued improving its products, releasing more than 200 updates throughout the year, including QR code ordering, advanced delivery search, ghost kitchen support, and pickup via curbside and drive-thru.

The tech company also grew its portfolio by onboarding new brands, including TGI Fridays, Dave's Hot Chicken, Capriotti's, Macaroni Grill, Happy + Hale, and several more.

Koala supported more than 4,000 restaurant locations nationwide. For the calendar year 2021, Koala also added new integration partners and nearly doubled its team size.

"We are looking forward to maintaining the momentum we've built this year and forging into 2022 with our sights on more growth opportunities for our customers and their guests," added Spiegel.

About Koala

Founded in 2019, Koala is an industry-leading platform that creates premium, customizable apps for restaurants to offer digital ordering. Every restaurant deserves a premium experience, and Koala provides that experience for more than 4,000 restaurant locations nationwide. Digital orders with Koala lead to higher conversion rates than a white-label solution and an increase of up to 20% in average order value.

For more information, visit https://koala.io/ or follow Koala on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/koala-io/.

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Online music school Soundfly and Grammy-winning artist Kiefer team up on innovative piano course

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Award-winning pianist and producer Kiefer and online music school Soundfly have developed a comprehensive new piano course that bridges the world of jazz and hip-hop. Kiefer: Keys, Chords, and Beats is available today in Soundfly's subscription library of creative music courses and offers an in-depth look inside Kiefer's creative process, giving students the tools to transform their own piano skills.

Kiefer Shackelford (who performs as Kiefer) is part of a new vanguard of progressive musicians, pairing deep instrumental skill with an electronic sound and hip-hop beats. In 2018, Kiefer joined legendary music label Stones Throw Records, home to such hip-hop heavyweights as J Dilla, Madlib, and MF Doom, as well as Kiefer's collaborators Mndsgn, DJ Harrison, and Knxwledge. Kiefer won a Grammy(R) in 2020 for his production work on Anderson .Paak's "Ventura."

The launch of his new course comes as he wraps up a North American tour in support of his latest album, "When There's Love Around."

Kiefer: Keys, Chords, and Beats features over 40 videos of Kiefer as he walks students through his artistic and technical approach to a series of creative challenges on keyboard and piano. Students will learn how to craft sophisticated chord progressions, write and harmonize melodies, develop their improvisational skills, and bring full, piano-based tracks together with beats and electronic elements. The course features 57 lessons made up of readings, audio examples, downloads, sheet music, activities, writing prompts, and much more.

Soundfly CEO Ian Temple said of making the course, "This is the kind of course I dreamed of one day making when we were starting Soundfly. I've never encountered an instructor who has inspired my own piano playing more than Kiefer has over the time we've spent making the course. I know that this course is going to be a game-changer for both pianists and producers."

A seasoned instructor, Kiefer has taught over Twitch and through private master classes for many years, but this is the first time he's putting his approach to music making together into an overarching course. Describing his motivation for filming a course, Kiefer said, "A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that great musicians were just born different or that they have access to some sort of divine inspiration. But over the past 10 years, I've learned so much that has changed that idea for me and taught me that anything can be learned. Anything can be studied. Anything can be improved. And those are the lessons that I've put into this course."

Learn more at: https://soundfly.com/courses/kiefer-keys-chords-beats

About Soundfly

Soundfly offers creative courses for curious musicians looking to spark their creativity, expand their skill set, and discover new sounds. Students can subscribe to Soundfly's library of in-depth courses on topics ranging from songwriting to hip-hop production, or take their music learning to the next level with Soundfly's custom mentorship program, pairing students one-on-one with an expert to achieve a personal goal. Learn more at: https://soundfly.com/

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Sampling innovator RJD2 and online music school Soundfly team up to release transformative new course on sampling and arranging

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Instrumental hip-hop producer RJD2 has launched his first online course, made in partnership with music education platform Soundfly. This in-depth course guides students through RJD2's unique approach to chopping and flipping records, and how he arranges samples into fully realized songs.

Known for his groundbreaking albums including "Deadringer" and "Since We Last Spoke," as well as for composing the theme song to AMC's "Mad Men," Ramble Jon Krohn has long been heralded as one of the pioneers of instrumental beat making, helping to bring the art of sampling to new genres and audiences.

In his course, "RJD2: From Samples to Songs," RJD2 opens up his creative process - sharing his perspectives on crate digging, listening, and finding samples, and walking students through the process of turning chops and loops into sequences, and arranging those parts into thoughtful, dynamic tracks. He demonstrates how he works with the AKAI MPC2000XL and how to achieve similar effects in the DAW. And he opens up the Pro Tools sessions of some of his most iconic tracks, including 'Smoke and Mirrors' and 'Let There Be Horns,' going into elaborate detail about how the songs came together.

"RJD2: From Samples to Songs" features over 35 videos, filmed in RJD2's home studio, as well as readings, downloadable tracks, creative prompts, and access to Soundfly's online Slack community where students get feedback on their work. It joins Soundfly's extensive subscription library of creative music courses for both amateur and professional-level musicians.

"I think one of the most common obstacles that artists fall prey to is being too delicate with their own music. I hope that one of the things I can do with this course is to provide the encouragement for students to think big, be bold, and be drastic when it comes to their recordings. I'd encourage students to find that boundary at which they might think something is 'acceptable' and blow right through it," said RJD2 about the inspiration behind the material. "By the end of the course, I hope you're excited to sit down and make music."

"Creating this course has changed the way I think about the building blocks of music," said Soundfly CEO Ian Temple. "I've shifted from focusing on notes and pitches to considering music to be chunks of manipulable sound. It's been a fascinating change of perspective and I'm excited for the music it inspires in our students."

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ABOUT SOUNDFLY

Soundfly offers creative courses for curious musicians looking to spark their creativity, expand their skill set, and discover new sounds. Students can subscribe to Soundfly's library of in-depth courses on topics ranging from songwriting to hip-hop production, or take their music learning to the next level with Soundfly's custom mentorship program, pairing students one-on-one with an expert to achieve a personal goal.

Learn more at: https://soundfly.com/.

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American Icon ‘Biker’s Bible’ EASYRIDERS Returns: New License Deal Brings Biker Lifestyle to The Masses

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- GIT Corp., a publishing company out of New York, today announced a new partnership with ER71 USA. Inc. ("ER71") to license an exciting new monthly motorcycle magazine title that brings all the two-wheeled excitement of the motorcycle culture to the masses.

EASYRIDERS magazine has been known as the "biker's bible" for over 50 years. Now, CLASSIC EASYRIDERS will kickstart a new era of interest in motorcycling, drawing on its rich heritage as an integral part of entertaining the biker lifestyle it serves.

Publisher Ray Pelosi has brought back the original team of industry-leading editors including Dave Nichols, world famous motorcycle photographers such as Michael Lichter, and the original EASYRIDERS design team led by Regina Marsh and Carmelo Cadaudello to create a paper and digital monthly motorcycle magazine that is filled with custom bike features, action-packed biker runs, rallies and parties as only CLASSIC EASYRIDERS can bring them to you.

ER71 USA, Inc., the branding and marketing company behind EASYRIDERS, led by Pepper Foster, was looking for a way to bring the iconic magazine back after it ceased production in 2019. "We heard from our readers and supporters loud and clear," Pepper says. "They want their paper magazine back and we are proud to be partnering with the original editors and creative team to announce that EASYRIDERS is back. We're fired up!"

"I am ecstatic to be working with our original team to bring back the world's most iconic biker lifestyle magazine CLASSIC EASYRIDERS," says editor-in-chief Dave Nichols. "Our industry needs a paper magazine as well as a digital presence now more than ever before, to capture and promote the American motorcycle culture. We'll start off with issue 555 this December, which is where the old EASYRIDERS left off when it ceased publication in 2019."

While there will be no nudity as in the original EASYRIDERS, CLASSIC EASYRIDERS will bring readers the look and feel of biker magazines of the 1970s and '80s, with fresh new choppers, bobbers, classic motorcycles and the latest builds by today's top builders. The monthly magazine will also include interviews with biker legends and showcase motorcycle-related parts, products and accessories.

"I am thrilled to be working with Pepper Foster and ER71 on our second license deal for the EASYRIDERS brand and also excited to bring back and work with some of the finest talent in the motorcycle publishing industry," says publisher Pelosi.

The newly reimagined CLASSIC EASYRIDERS will be available for subscriptions and for sale through newsstands, convenience stores, books stores, and motorcycle shops as well as online across America and the world. "The original team who brought you EASYRIDERS magazine is back and burnin' rubber for 2022 with CLASSIC EASYRIDERS!" says Dave Nichols. "Join us for the ride of a lifetime!"

The first issue of CLASSIC EASYRIDERS will be available with the debut of the December 2021 issue, on sale November 19th. For more information or to subscribe, go to: https://classiceasyriders.com/shop/ols/products/classic-easyriders-magazine-subscription-1-year-50-off-cover-price

About GIT Corp.

In 2003, GIT Digital pioneered the digital revolution in the comic book industry with the line of Complete Comic Book Collection DVD-ROMs featuring the heroes of the Marvel Comics Universe. GIT's Complete Collections offered fans and collectors as many as 600-plus complete issues of these more than 40-year-old heroes on a single DVD.

Their line of best-selling collections included such iconic Marvel titles as The Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers, Iron Man, Star Trek comics, The National Lampoon, MAD Magazine, Archie Comics, and more. GIT's Complete Comic Book Collection have themselves become collectibles, with some titles selling on the collector's market for as much as triple their original price.

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Beach Lovers: a NYC Summer Love Story Fundraiser Goes Live

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Photographer Erica Reade announced today the kickoff of her fundraiser campaign "Beach Lover: a NYC Summer Love Story." The photographic series about love and intimacy will be turned into a book that will offer nostalgic and candid images of the love shared between couples at the beaches of New York City.

"I have spent years photographing beach-goers and the intimate gestures of couples; some tender, rubbing sunscreen on a partner's back; others lustful, a deep kiss in the water. Being on the beach emboldens couples to enjoy more affectionate freedom, their inhibitions less hidden than anywhere else I've observed in the city. I capture these tender moments that would otherwise be lost or overlooked," says the Brooklyn-based photographer.

New York is home to a one-of-a-kind beach culture that is diverse, time-limited, and low-profile. After six years of documenting this subject, Erica is ready to publish her first book and needs the community's support. The funds will help cover production costs and allow Beach Lovers to reach a broader audience.

About Erica Reade:

Erica is a Brooklyn-based freelance photographer originally from Montreal. She is drawn to the ocean and is fascinated by the juxtaposition of beach culture and landscape in the midst of NYC's urban chaos. Her Beach Lovers series has been featured in numerous publications, including: C-41, Ain't Bad, Feature Shoot, Medium, Lomography, La Repubblica Italy, Women in Street, and Flavorwire.

The Beach Lovers photo 'The Couple Next Door' was a winning image in the 2020 Women Street Photographers' Exhibition and was exhibited in December 2020 Artspace PS 109.

The series has also been exhibited at Ground Floor Gallery and Picture Farm Gallery in Brooklyn, and Studio Galerie B & B in Paris, France. Beach Lover's prints are held in permanent collection and display at The Rockaway Hotel in Queens, NYC.

Links to the campaign and social media:

Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/beachlovers/beach-lovers-a-nyc-summer-love-story

Instagram: @ericareadeimages

Website: http://www.ericareadeimages.com/

Fundraiser hashtags: #beachloversnyc #anycsummerlovestory

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Groundbreaking Online Music School Soundfly Launches Leading-Edge Ableton Live Course

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- As musicians around the world await the imminent release of Ableton Live's latest version, Live 11, Brooklyn-based music education platform Soundfly today launches one of the first and most comprehensive online courses on making music with Ableton Live, exploring the cutting-edge features that will be available in the upcoming Live update.

Intro to Music Production in Ableton Live is led by Ableton Certified Trainer Claire Marie Lim and offers a research-backed curriculum to effectively teach the fundamentals of the digital audio workstation for students from beginners to seasoned producers looking to change software. Lim, a professor at Berklee College of Music and Brooklyn College, performs as dolltr!ck and specializes teaching music technology for live electronic performance. The course also features interviews with artists Antonio Sage, Brandon Miranda, and Sam Friedman, who rely on Ableton Live for their work in composition, production, sound design, and more.

"We're excited to be able to give students a sneak peak of the new capabilities Ableton Live 11 has to offer, while giving them the tools to start making music right away using any version of the software. This isn't just a collection of software tutorials; this course will help students make polished, interesting tracks and help them take their music to the next level," said Soundfly CEO Ian Temple.

Intro to Music Production in Ableton Live is available starting today as part of Soundfly's course subscription at https://soundfly.com/courses/music-production-in-ableton-live.

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About Soundfly

Founded in 2014 by Ian Temple, Soundfly has pioneered the most effective online learning model for musicians at a variety of levels by developing high-quality, interactive content with a focus on the science of how people learn. Soundfly offers a range of options to meet students' needs, including a subscription to their full library of music courses on topics from songwriting to hip-hop production, as well as a custom mentorship program, pairing students one-to-one with an expert to meet their unique learning goals.

Soundfly also hosts the online magazine Flypaper, one of the most reputable sources of daily music education on the internet with over 300,000 monthly visitors and articles on songwriting, production, music theory, career advice, and more. The company is home to the biweekly podcast Themes and Variation, which discusses the music theory, lyrics, history, and impact of a collection of songs picked around a new theme each episode.

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Gets with the PLAN Joins Health/Fitness Coach Marci Kenon’s ‘Check Your Risk’ Diabetes Awareness Challenge

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Eighty-eight million adult Americans are on the borderline of developing type 2 diabetes and the majority haven't a clue. Marci Kenon, founder of New York-based Preventive Lifestyle Assistance Network (PLAN) has joined in a collaborative effort with Francheasca Roberson, executive director of California-based nonprofit The Eight, Inc., to break the chains that type 2 diabetes has on members of underserved communities around the country. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams also joins as an ally in the effort.

With November being National Diabetes Prevention Month, their "Check Your Risk" (CYR) Awareness Challenge hopes to encourage one million Americans to answer the one-minute survey of eight questions to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The survey can be found at https://www.checkyourrisk.org/survey.

With many not realizing that type 2 diabetes is not only preventable, but reversible with changes in lifestyle, especially nutrition and exercise, the team is poised to readily assist. Persons whose results indicate that they are at high risk will be invited to a free webinar to learn more about type 2 diabetes.

Kenon's organization, PLAN, focuses exclusively on providing the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), a preventative agenda helmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to those in need. "With knowledge comes power," says Kenon, who was diagnosed with borderline diabetes in 2012 and attended a six-week diabetes prevention program. "I was stunned to hear my blood sugar was high. I had to practice what I preached to the clients I started to train as a fitness instructor the year I was diagnosed."

For Eric Adams, the Borough President of Brooklyn, NY, the endeavor is also personal. Adams was afflicted by type 2 diabetes at one time, even losing his vision. "There was almost a surrender to the disease until my vision loss," Adams recalls during an interview with the Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine. "That was a wake-up call. If I am going to lose this war on my health, it is not going to be without a battle." Adams conducted research and changed to a whole food, plant-based diet, reversing the symptoms of the disease that nearly robbed him of his driving rights.

The outbreak of the coronavirus has highlighted the pervasiveness of obesity and type 2 diabetes among Black and Brown people around the country. The CDC has warned that type 2 diabetes increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black adults have a higher prevalence of obesity and are more likely to suffer worse outcomes from COVID-19. Racial and ethnic minority groups have historically not had broad opportunities for economic, physical, and emotional health, and these inequities have increased their risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19.

Kenon and Roberson grasp the enormity of the diabetes and obesity problem, and it motivates them to do their part to impact the health and wellness of those who need it most. "There are a lot of resources available to the people we serve but they don't know these resources exist," cites Roberson.

With no end in sight for COVID-19 and the increasing cases of diabetes, the CYR challenge will continue beyond National Diabetes Prevention Month. The team is looking forward to working with Adams whose compelling story gives hope and guidance to concrete ways to prevent and reverse this devastating disease.

In addition to Adams, CYR has early support from the adult ministries department of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, a Protestant denomination known for its strong emphasis on the importance of living healthfully. Their focus on proper nutrition, exercise, rest, and meditation are all major components of their Eight Principles of Health and in alignment with PLAN's overall approach.

"We look forward to reaching one million Americans," Kenon shares confidently. "Then the goal will be increased to reaching 10 million people. With 88 million lives at stake though, we are only scratching the surface."

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