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Walk to End Alzheimer’s RAISES OVER $163,000

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S®

Residents of Lincoln and surrounding areas joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease on September 17, 2017 at Holmes Lake in Lincoln. Over 1,400 participants raised more than $163,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs.

“Lincoln residents rallied together to show their dedication to ending Alzheimer’s disease at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Erinn Drouin, Walk Director for the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter. “Dedicated volunteers and businesses worked together to make this event special for all participants. The event was filled with poignant personal stories and energy to continue the fight to end this disease. This year, we welcomed a record number of participants and teams – we are so appreciative.”

Stanley Healthcare was the top fundraising team at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising over $11,000 to fund research and care and support services.

The event was generously sponsored by several local organizations and businesses, including Runza, Alpha Media, Channel 8 KLKN-TV, Carpetland, CountryHouse Residences, Legacy Retirement Communities – The Arbors, and Stanley Healthcare, among others. Free musical entertainment was provided by The Toons, and the event was emceed by Megan Conway of Channel 8 KLKN-TV. Lynne Fullerton, a local family caregiver, shared her personal story of how Alzheimer’s has impacted her and her family.

In Nebraska alone, there are more than 33,000 people living with the disease and 82,000 caregivers.  In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Donations are being collected through December 15, 2017 at alz.org/walk.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® – The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Alzheimer’s Association® – The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support.  Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org® or call 800.272.3900.

Together, we can end Alzheimer’s. Donate here —>  Walk to End Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer’s Association

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World Library Foundation Newsletter : March 2017

Over the years much is changed with our online library. To keep our patrons informed with the ongoing changes, we created the World Library Foundation Newsletter. The newsletter will include news and information about our various portals and the wonderful books, articles, encyclopedias, photographs, and research documents that may be found here.

For our 2nd Issue, April 2017, we would like to share with you some stories about the books you will find on our shelves. We will also be featuring one of our Self-published authors each month. We hope the newsletter will lead readers to discover interesting new books, and inspire readers to re-discover timeless favorites.

In This Issue:

1 Earth Day: Nature of Yesteryear

3 Executive Director’s Message

4 Author Interview: Junot Diaz

5 Passion of the Sonnet: The Savage Traditions and Their Detectives

6 William Shakespeare: Forever and a Day

7 The Flower Symbol

8 Best of the Best: Newbery Medal Books

9 The Literature of Vermin

10 The Importance of Being Honest

11 Stuck in the Middle

12 Driving the Future: On Autopilot

13 Threadbare: Lace in Literature

14 Rage Against the Machine

15 Food for Celebration

16 In Bloom: Seasonal Celebrations Ringing in Spring

17 Japan’s Greenery Day: Nature Reigns

18 Author Spotlight

Source: World Library Foundation Newsletter : March 2017 : Volume 1, Issue 2 | World eBook Library – eBooks | Read eBooks online

Warren Buffett’s Best Investment | Bill Gates

Rotary’s Polio Efforts Praised by Bill and Melinda Gates.  “They know going from 350,000 cases to 37 is amazing, but success is zero.”
In 2015, there were 74 reported cases of polio.
In 2016, that number dropped to 37.
So far, in 2017, that number has dropped even further – to single digits

Thanks to global vaccination efforts, more than 2.5 billion children have been protected against polio since 1985, but there’s still more work to be done. This World Immunization Week, here are easy ways to support polio eradication:

1. Follow End Polio Now on Twitter and Facebook, and share or retweet Rotary and our partners’ messages.

2. Check endpolio.org for new blog posts and additional social media content to share on your own channels.

Every year, Bill and Melinda Gates publish an annual letter to broaden awareness and interest in key global health and development programs. This year’s Annual Letter mentioned polio among their foundation’s ongoing efforts to fight disease and inequality, specifically, the incredible progress that’s been made towards polio eradication. Melinda Gates offers these kind words to reaffirm the important role Rotary has had leading the way to a polio-free world:

“We’re awed by the teams of vaccinators who take risks to reach each child. And we’re inspired by the infinite persistence of Rotary International. They were leading this fight long before we joined it, and they’ve just kept moving forward.”

She goes on to say, “They know going from 350,000 cases to 37 is amazing, but success is zero.” Even though a handful of polio cases have been reported this year, there is a chance these are the last cases of polio in history. This June, Bill Gates will speak at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA to discuss how we can — and will — end polio together.

Source: Warren Buffett’s Best Investment | Bill Gates

Rotary’s Polio Efforts Praised by Bill and Melinda Gates.  “They know going from 350,000 cases to 37 is amazing, but success is zero.”

Generous donor matching gifts to The Gathering Place |

Thanks to a generous donor, gifts to The Gathering Place through Dec. 31 will be matched 100 percent. Giving to The Gathering Place this holiday season is the perfect opportunity to maximize your gift and bring comfort and nourishment to those in Lincoln who need it the most – during the holidays and throughout the year.

Donations can be made online at communityactionatwork.org or mailed to Community Action, 210 O St., Lincoln, NE 68508.

—-> You know the comforts of home during the holiday season. Maybe it’s the scent of a turkey roasting in the oven or a freshly baked pumpkin pie. Maybe it’s the …

Source: Generous donor matching gifts to The Gathering Place | Here to Help | journalstar.com

Annie Oakley

Phoebe Ann Moses, better known as “Annie Oakley,” made a name for herself as one of the best sharpshooters in the world throughout her lifetime. In the process, she overcame a childhood filled with abuse and adversity to become not only an enormously successful entertainer, but a role model for women and young girls. Born in 1860, Annie’s father, Jacob, […]

Source: That Time Annie Oakley Offered to Put Together an All Female Team of Snipers for the United States’ Military

Stories

 In 1987, when Commonwealth leaders met in Vancouver, more than 350,000 children were struck by polio in 125 countries annually.

Full story of Polio here —> Source: Stories

share the news of Canada’s latest contribution of C$40 million to Pakistan’s polio eradication program.

 

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