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Rise to the challenge! Help decrease colorectal cancer incidence in your community by creating a project to raise awareness and increase screening. Click here to apply for the National Challenge!
The theme of the 2012 Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge is families. Projects may range from public awareness and education to screening and patient navigation with a focus on families. For more information on project requirements, including eligibility and selection, view the application guidelines.
Colorectal cancer is preventable, yet over 143,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with the disease in 2012. The Prevent Cancer Foundation realizes the importance of screening and awareness programs on the local level and created the National Challenge as a way to champion “grass-roots” community projects.
All applicants will receive educational resources and an electronic media toolkit to help promote their project. The first place winner will receive:
- A $5,000 grant to support their screening project
- A Prevent Cancer Super Colon community stop ($10,000 value)
- A feature on the Prevent Cancer blog, an article in PreventWorks newsletter, and continual exposure on the Screening Saves Lives website.
To read about second and third place prizes click here.
The National Challenge is a project of the Prevent Cancer Foundation that aims to engage participating organizations in an online community supportive of colorectal cancer screening efforts across the country. For over 25 years, the Foundation has provided more than $125 million in support of cancer prevention research, education, advocacy and community outreach programs nationwide.
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♥ The Stage is set for Special OnTilt Radio Event! ♥ October 29th, 2011 ♥ 7PM EST – 2AM EST ♥
♥ Tis night is dedicated to all those who were dealt a deadly blow and popped back up swinging! ♥
OnTilt Radio along with Feel Your Boobies and many other fine sponsors are hosting a mini-telethon to bring awareness to Breast Cancer and it’s survivors! We have a goal to raise much needed money through our friends at Feel your Boobies. This night will start with shows from all your OTR Favorites and they will speak LIVE with cancer survivors and let them share their personal success story! We will also have celebrity guests to mingle with. Not too bad and yet we’re not finished. There will be a Special Freeroll for everyone and FIVE AMAZING PRIZE RAFFLES for all those who are generous enough to empty their pockets a little! The freeroll is open to anyone whether they donate or not and is our way of thanking all of you for coming out to support this special night!
We are still hammering out the show schedule and who will be when and where but rest assured and will update you as it develops. Keep watch on The OnTilt Radio Post tot be the first to know! Below you will find complete details on the special freeroll and how you can get your tickets for the prize raffles! Plus you will see our complete list of current partners. Please know that this night is intended to be light-hearted and fun while shedding serious light on a disease that has hounded this planet for decades.
About 12% of U.S. women will have some form of breast cancer each year… that’s 1 in 8! Don’t think you are alone fellas, your chance is about 1 in 1,000 but that’s 450 dudes a year! Don’t let one of them be you. I’m talking to you Robin Jones! The more we listen, the more we learn and every dollar donated will be used by Feel Your Boobies to help further this effort and shatter the bell curve! The battle against cancer in all its forms has come a long way in a relatively short period of time, please help us continue that growth in knowledge and technology to wipe this affliction off the globe for good. We thank all our members, new friends and partners in advance for their generous support already and we can’t wait to see all of you on Saturday, October 29, 2011!
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On September 4, 2011 at Palms Casino Resort
6pm – Cocktails
7pm – Shuffle Up & Deal
Please join us for a No-Limit Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament for the families of FallenHeroesUSA.org. It’s your chance to play alongside with the pros. The $240 buy-in tournament will offer $100 re-buys for the first four levels with an optional $100 add-on opportunity for double chips at the end of the fourth level. 100% of all prize money will be donated to Fallen Heroes USA.
Meet acclaimed comedian, actor, producer and host of the smash internet hit, Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, Kevin Pollak has appeared in over fifty films and countless TV productions over the last two decades as well as securing a spot on Comedy Central’s ‘Top 100 Comedians of all Time.”
Tournament participants will be vying for valuable final table prizes and every player will take home an exclusive gift bag.
Final Table Prizes:
1st: $1,500 Epic Poker Pro/Am Seat* & Custom jewelry by GOOD ART HLYWD
2nd: $1,500 Epic Poker Pro/Am Seat*
3rd: $1,500 Epic Poker Pro/Am Seat*
Other Great Prizes Include: Palms Casino Resort Weekend Getaway, 2 tickets to any Cirque du Soleil (except “O”), Lord Griffon Jewelry Piece, Skull Candy headphones, 4 VIP tickets to Brad Garrett Comedy Club, an Airbedz mattress, and car detailing at Executive Auto Grooming.
Atomic #7 Ice Cream will also be on hand during the tournament with cupcakes for the players.
Knock out Our host Kevin Pollak, Co-Host Kelly Kim, Charity Event One Champion, Andy Frankenberger, or Annie Duke and win an iPod shuffle as your reward.
*Epic Poker Pro/Am seats are transferrable and can be used in any Epic Poker Season One Pro/Am –December 9-12, 2011, or January 27-30, 2012.
About Fallen Heroes
Founded in 2010 by Deputy Scott Diamond and other active duty law enforcement officers serving the Southern California area, FallenHeroesUSA.org was established to assist the families of law enforcement officers who have given their lives serving their communities in the United States and to honor the ultimate sacrifice these fallen heroes have made.
FallenHeroesUSA.org delivers financial assistance to the surviving family members of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and memorializes fallen heroes by recording their service and sacrifice on our Heroes page, so no one ever forgets them. A 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, FallenHeroesUSA.org delivers financial assistance through monetary donations and from fund raising events, such as golf tournaments and charity poker tournaments, in support of its mission.
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God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things I cannot change.
The courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is;
Not as I would have it;
Trusting that You will make all things right
if I surrender to Your will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with You
Forever in the next.
By Reinhold Niebuhr
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As for God,
His way is perfect! (Psalm 18:30)
Let God choose for you,
it will be the right decision.
Let God guide you,
it will be the right direction.
Let God plan for you,
it will be in the right timing.
Let God measure for you,
it will be the right portion.
Let God help you,
it will be the right care.
Let God instruct you,
it will be the right teaching.
Let God prepare you,
it will be the right training.
Let God counsel you,
it will be the right perspective.
Let God work in you,
it will be the right result.
DaySpring co-founder and writer
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The fifth annual Jennifer Harman Celebrity Poker Tournament benefiting the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will now be televised.
The event will go off Saturday, May 21st at the Peppermill Resort Casino in conjunction with the Nevada State Poker Championship and as many as 1,000 participants are expected.
For the first time, the event will also be included in the Heartland Poker Tour’s fall line-up of televised programming available in over 100 million homes across America.
The event features a unique ten-player team format and also allows for individual player participation.
The buy-in is $200+$30 for individuals and $2,500 per team.
There will be prizes for the top 100 participants and top three teams, although all proceeds will go to benefit the Nevada SPCA.
Past contributions have allowed the SPCA to extend its community outreach program, build awareness around the no-kill movement, and expand its facility.
In 2008, the Nevada SPCA officially unveiled a Jennifer Harman Wing thanks to contributions from the event.
“The best thing about having a pet is experiencing their unconditional love,” Harman said. “The Nevada SPCA ensures these once abandoned and abused animals are cared for, adopted, or live humanely in its no-kill shelter for the rest of their lives. Everyone who participates is actually saving a life, and that means so much to me.”
For more information or to register visit http://www.jenniferharmancpt.com.
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I am heading out of town this weekend for one of my favorite events. The Jennifer Harman “Throw Down” Charity Poker Tournament will be held at the Peppermill in Reno, NV on May 21, 2011. The proceeds will benefit the NSPCA, a no-kill animal shelter in Nevada. Many celebrities and top names in the poker industry will be in attendance. The world’s only low-limit buy-in team and individual contest where YOU can mingle, play, and “Throw Down” with 100 poker pros and celebrities -All for a great
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I am sitting in a chair watching Mike gather wood for a fire. I was following him around, but stopped when he laughed! I was carrying my purse round with me. Guess gathering firewood with a purse on your shoulder is a bit too fashionable for the trail.
When we were hiking in I realize how many errors I made planning my portion of the trip. I am wearing flip flops with shorts. So now I’m getting my legs scratched up and eaten by bugs. Sticks are poking my feet and I have no balance in these silly shoes.
Within 10 feet I was attacked by a swarm of mosquitos. I tried to run away from them only to have one land in my eye. Mike saved me by spraying me down with “Repel 100″. It worked instantaneously! I hope it lasts for a while.
We have never camped together before and I haven’t been in 25 years. Do you thinking camping is like riding a bike? That it will all come back go me? Sure hope so!
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Saturday of this special weekend, I wake up at a very reasonable 10 am. I woke with a smile on my face, as it was noon at home. After getting ready, I headed to the lobby at the Hilton Ft. Collins and hit up Starbuck’s for yogurt, fruit, muffin, and a very large iced coffee.
We were scheduled for our limo pickup at 11:45 am for beginning of the “Night at the Four Deuces Charity Event”. I was the first one to arrive in the lobby and surprised Sean by greeting him with, “Are you Sean?” Gotta love Facebook. It really helps!
The rest of the gang (Tiffany Michelle, Maria Ho, Jan Fisher, Linda Johnson, Jennifer Leigh, Kyle Villers, et all) arrived soon there after. We took some photos, piled into the limo, and we were off!
Just past noon we made our first stop at Vintages Handcrafted Wines for a wine making tour. At this place you actually create a custom-made wine from grapes obtained from around the world. We were greeted by Lino DiFelice, Chief Winemaker. Lino walked us through the entire process of tasting the various wines so that he could develop a taste designed just for me! We must have tasted 20+ wines.
Here’s a bit more about the process: Vintages ferments your grape selections according to your own tastes, at about half the price of commercial wines. When your wine is ready you get to come into the shop and bottle, cork and label your newly fermented wine batches.
Thanks for a wonderful time!
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I made it home yesterday very tired and satisfied with a successful trip to Ft. Collins, CO. I went to support the Realities for ChildrenTriumph Awards by attending two events: A Night at the Four Deuces and the Fort Collins Series of Poker’s “Celebrity Knockout” Charity Event. Both events are part of the Fort Collins Series of Poker (FCSOP). In the process, I made some wonderful new friends.
After arriving Friday evening, I was picked up at the Denver airport by Kyle Villers and Adam Huch, two great guys and avid supporters of the charity. They were both charming and attentive. After getting the other gals (Tiffany Michelle, Jennifer Leigh, and Mario Ho) and all our bags, we hopped into a limo for the trip to Ft Collins. It was about an hour to the hotel so there was plenty of time to get acquainted.
I opted for room service for dinner and an early bedtime on my arrival day, as we have a busy fun filled day tomorrow! I will tell you about our day Saturday soon with pictures! Keep your eye out for the next post…..