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For Fitness Resolutions in the New Year, Sport&Health Says Think Reasonable Baby Steps

For Fitness Resolutions in the New Year, Sport&Health Says Think Reasonable Baby Steps

From Brett West of Live Wire Media Relations:

Among New Year’s Resolutions, consistently each year, increasing fitness – or decreasing weight – is on the Top 10 List of promises Americans make to themselves. Sport&Health, the largest health club company in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area tackles fitness resolutions for the New Year with simplicity to prevent burnout.

Taisha Hayes, personal trainer at Northwest Sport&Health Club, encourages New Year’s “Resolutionists” to take baby steps when first entering the gym. Hayes, who lost more than 130 pounds on her own, understands the importance of applying patience at the onset of a fitness and wellness program.

1st Nationally Franchised Urgent Care Expands to Woodbridge

From Katy Millberg of Doctors Express:

Two NoVA Cancer Non-Profits Will Represent Washington, D.C., at Academy Awards of Philanthropy

The Brad Kaminsky Foundation (TBKF) has won the distinction of being named Charity of the Year for Washington, D.C.,  by StayClassy. TBKF now moves onto the national round in California to compete with charities from seven other U.S. cities for the Classy Award and title of National Charity of the Year.

The Classy Awards are sponsored by StayClassy.org, an innovative outlet for non-profit organizations. The awards recognize the philanthropic work of charitable foundations, businesses, and individuals.  Awards are given in one of ten categories including Charity of the Year, Small Charity of the Year, and Most Creative Awareness Campaign.  The Charity of the Year winner will receive a $25,000 prize, while other winners will receive $10,000. Presented in downtown San Diego on November 7, the Classy Awards are the Academy Awards of philanthropy.

TBKF went up against 10 other Washington, D.C. based charities in the first round of online voting. First round voting took place from October 9 through October 22. The final stage of voting is happening now and will continue through November 5.

Lisa Millar, founder of TBKF, said, “We are so honored to represent the brain tumor and cancer community and to be able to increase much needed awareness. We are fighting for everyone touched by cancer and for all the angels taken too soon.”

DC Candlelighters, an organization for childhood cancer awareness and support was also awarded Small Charity of the Year for Washington, D.C.  The DC Candlelighters an all-volunteer charity that supports families of children fighting cancer and was started by families whose own children had been diagnosed with cancer. 

TBKF was born out of love, by Lisa Millar, for her 29-year-old brother who died from a brain tumor and for her need to avenge the disease that took him. TBKF co-founded a national branding and unification movement to join all those working towards a cure for brain tumors. Over 71 non-profits have united under the Heroes of Hope Grey Ribbon Crusade campaign. TBKF, along with its many D.C. Metro events, including their Kids Helping Kids event for Pediatric Cancer Awareness, is developing a new project that will motivate and guide members of communities to join together and do their part to help put an end to all cancer.

Both The Brad Kaminksy Foundation and DC Candlelighters are founded by women whose personal lives have been impacted by cancer.  These charities are informing and motivating our communities to get involved and raise awareness to beat cancer.

"Health" Magazine Calls Springwoods Elementary One of America's Healthiest Schools

This was sent to us by Prince William County Public Schools:

“Health” magazine and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have honored Springwoods Elementary School and four other elementary schools as “America’s Healthiest Schools 2010” as part of the HealthierUS Schools Challenge. The schools are recognized for taking steps to end the trend toward childhood obesity by incorporating ideas that promote good health and nutrition at the school. “Students at Springwoods [Elementary School] are taught to live by the ‘95210’ principle—that’s nine hours of sleep, five servings of fruits and vegetables, no more than two hours of screen time, at least one hour of exercise, and zero sugary drinks per day,” states the magazine’s online article, “An A+ for Health.” 

New Free Clinic Opens for the Community

From The Official Web Site of Prince William County:

Local officials cut the ribbon on a new free clinic located in space provided by St. Margaret’s Anglican Church. The clinic will be open to qualified, low-income residents of the Prince William Area who are uninsured and cannot afford health care services. Clinic hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mondays. The clinic is staffed by volunteer medical professionals, and funded through donations of supplies and equipment from the community.

The clinic is located at 13900 Church Hill Drive, just off Prince William Parkway near Route 1. In addition to this location, the Prince William Area Free Clinic operates two evening clinics at space provided by the Virginia Department of Health. More information on the evening clinics is available here.

National Prescription Drug "Take-Back Day"

On Saturday, September 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Potomac Mills and the Prince William County Police Department along with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are hosting National Prescription Drug "Take-Back Day.” The event is an opportunity for local residents to safely and legally throw away any unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs. It’s goal is to help discourage hazardous disposal, as well as theft and pill abuse. Medications will be collected at the Potomac Mills Food Court at 2700 Potomac Mills Circle in Woodbridge, VA.

Get Registered for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

The 2010 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is being held September 18 through September 29. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 1! To be eligible you must be 50 years old by December 31, 2010 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, which include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. $10 includes one event and the following events are open:

Track & field, team line dance, racquetball, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, Wii bowling, bocce, tennis, table tennis, fencing, golf, shuffleboard, chess, miniature golf, bunco, horseshoes, softball hit & throw, backgammon, scrabble, cribbage, yo-yo tricks, duplicate bridge, swimming, diving, pickleball, men’s basketball,  men’s and women’s free throw basketball

For more information you can visit www.nvso.us or call 703-228-4721.

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