Category Archives: Health and Wellness
On April 13th, a series of running and walking events are being held at Owen Beach, near Tacoma, Washington, to raise money for It Takes a Village Foundation, a charity that benefits children and families affected by Autism.
Created by Kimberly Hoffpauir as her project in Landmark’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program, the first event will be a 5k run that begins at 9am. A 5k walk and a 1k kids dash follow shortly thereafter.
“Autism is the fastest growing disability affecting our children. It is estimated by the CDC that 1 in 88 kids are on the autism spectrum, 1 in 54 boys. Early diagnosis and treatment can reduce the cost of lifetime care by two-thirds,” noted Hoffpauir. “When I saw an opportunity to create a project that would make a difference in a community it was a natural.”
The second annual Tattoo-a-tho,n created by Jordan Gray in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program in Cape Town, with the goal of helping kids battle cancer, took place on March 29. Twelve tattoo studios around South Africa participated in the event, which raised about $8,000 in 2012.
This year’s event was expected to raise even more money, with each studio donating a portion of the proceeds to the Childhood Cancer Foundation SA. This year, the event became truly national, as studios from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban joined those in Cape Town to raise money for the foundation.
The following video details a blood drive that was created as a project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program.
As his project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program, health coach Daniel Wolf is creating a free health and wellness fair in Denver on January 6th, from 1-4pm. ‘Healthy Today’ is taking place at the Denver JCC Social Hall, with the aim of supporting participants in fulfilling their 2013 health goals.
Experts on nutrition, exercise and general health and wellness will all be on hand. Participants will receive a form when they check in at the fair, allowing them to write down three health goals they want for the following year, as well as three things they know they could do to reach that goal. Then, after entering the fair, they can talk and listen to the health professionals and possibly gain support from that professional for the following year. Read more at Daniel Wolf’s website.
This Friday, November 2nd, 100 Australian women with breast cancer will receive a free day of pampering at Wylies Baths on Neptune Street in Coogee. The day, which is part of a ‘Sunshine Centre’ initiative, was arranged by Sally Park as her project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme, will feature massages, meditation, tai chi, yoga, nutritional advice, life coaching and more.
Park, who is herself in remission from breast cancer, is creating the Sunshine Centre initiative to ongoingly have ‘Pink Pamper’ days to make a difference for those with cancer, says she knows the difference this can make from personal experience:
“At the height of my cancer treatment, when I had no hair and my face was all puffed up, it was amazing to be able to have a massage and a facial and enjoy the feeling of being pampered and made to feel special,” she said.
“It is this feeling I would like to share with people.”
This first event will be taking place from 10am – 2pm. For more information or to attend, call 0478021799.
Francie Warnekros is creating a miniature golf tournament to raise more than $5,000 for the American Brain Tumor Association as her project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program. As noted in the Queen Anne News, the tournament is taking place Saturday, September 15th, at 11 am at the Interbay Golf Center in Seattle.
The cause is very personal to Warnekros – she lost her own mother to brain cancer when she was just five years old. Teams of four to six people at the tournament will compete for a grand prize, while a host of other prizes, such as Mariners tickets and different kinds of gift certificates, will go to raffle winners. For more information, visit the Putt Cancer in the Hole Facebook page.