2013 Relay for Life of Lodi
American Cancer Society
June 1 & 2, 2013 (24hr event)
Lodi Grape Festival Grounds
Check-in: 7:00 a.m.
Start: 9:00 a.m.
Relay for Life is an overnight event that unites our community in a common effort to raise much-needed funds for cancer research, education, advocacy, and patient services. Every year, the funds we raise help bring the American Cancer Society one step closer to eliminating cancer from our lives for good.
Thanks to our progress, nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we mark our 100th birthday in 2013, we're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information visit our website at www.relayforlife.org/lodica. You can also register online for the Relay for Life or make donations at the same website.
All donations are tax deductible and help raise money to find a cure.
For more information contact:
Lori Dedrick, Sponsorship Chair
(209) 368-5158 or (209) 570-2211
27th Annual Pixie Woods Summer Sunset Wine Tasting
Wine, Food, Music, FUN and a Fabulous Silent Auction too!
Fri. June 21, 2013
Pixie Woods Park
Begins: 5:00 pm
Ends: 8:00 pm
The Pixie Woods Board of Directors invites you to join friends in an enchanted forest for the 27th Annual Summer Sunset Pixie Woods Wine Tasting, Friday June 21st, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Pixie Woods Park. Stroll along magical pathways that will lead you to top of the line Napa, Sonoma and SJ Valley Vintners and Wineries presenting their award-winning Chardonnays, Cabernets, Merlots and other fine wines, at tasting stations spread throughout this beautiful park. This wine tasting is the premier tasting of the central valley and is a not-to-be missed event with vintners from California's most famous wine regions.
In addition to great wines their will be delicious food from many of our local restaurants, 4 musical groups spread throughout the park and a fabulous silent auction too! Visitors enter into an enchanted forest surrounded by lush landscaping, shade trees, water features and beautiful lagoons. They can even enjoy a ride on the vintage carousel, Pixie Express train or Pixie Queen paddle wheel boat. Admission of $40 includes wine, hors d’oeuvres and a commemorative wine glass.
Each year the Pixie Woods Board of Directors hosts an annual fundraiser for Pixie Woods Children’s Park. The park opened in 1955 and has welcomed millions of people thru the Rainbow Gates since then. All who come to this enchanted forest are transformed and those of all ages, the Young and the Young at Heart keep Pixie Woods close to their heart. It is our responsibility to our community and our children to keep the magic alive and well at Pixie Woods.
Tickets are available at Fine Wines 866 W Ben Holt Dr in Lincoln Center, Wine Wizard’s at 2222 Grand Canal Blvd, or you can email Wine Tasting Chair Yvonne at email@example.com or call 209 969-6048. All of the proceeds from this event are used for maintenance, the continued improvements, programs and addition of new features at Pixie Woods Children’s Park.
Yvonne Sampson, 2013 Wine Tasting Chair
Executive Board Pixie Woods
4th Annual Walk for Independence
Presented by Community Center for the Blind
Sunday June 9th 2013
McLeod Lake corner Fremont & Center, Stockton
Check-in: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Start: After you check-in
Walk Length: 5k
Community Center for the Blind along with the Indian Association of San
Joaquin County invites you to Walk for Independence. Come join us in
raising awareness for the blind and low vision of san Joaquin County. Live
music by the Stepping Stones. Local MMA Fighter and Amateur Champion The
Mudville Slugger Roque Abraham Reyes. All proceeds benefit CBC.
Each year, Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides
services to over 300 individuals from the greater San Joaquin County area.
It is estimated that 1,000 blind or visually impaired persons live in our
county; our goal is to reach out to them all with the opportunity for a
brighter future. The Center provides programs that address the emotional,
recreational, vocational, social and rehabilitation needs of clients.
To register online go to communitycenterfortheblind.org, or call Trina
Trina L. Law, Marketing Coordinator
Community Center for the Blind And Visually Impaired
Living Hope Health Fair
Presented by Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy (UOP)
Saturday, June 15, 2013
3034 Michigan Ave, Stockton, CA 95204
This is a FREE health fair with numerous screenings and services available to EVERYONE. Don’t let difficult economic times keep you from good health. Take advantage of these services worth over $250, brought to you by the University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy.
There will be the following:
BREAD OF LIFE Food Distribution
* Bringing hope to families in time of need.
* A generous amount of groceries will be distributed to each family. We encourage you to arrive before 8 AM.
Free Health Screenings
* Blood Pressure
* Eye, Teeth, Bone screenings
* Medication Consultations (bring your meds!)
* Children's fun summer activities
* General health education and MORE!
Help us spread the word and invite your friends and family to join us at our health fair!
For more information, contact:
Vittoria at 310-456-4378
Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
University of the Pacific
Home Instead Senior Care
Offers Free Alzheimer's Caregiver Training Sessions
Home Instead Senior Care, the world's leading provider of home care services for seniors, recently announced new survey results revealing that Americans fear developing Alzheimer's disease more than any other major life-threatening disease, including cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes.
The Marist Institute for Public Opinion survey of more than 1,200 Americans was designed to gain perspective on the most pressing concerns associated with Alzheimer's, including diagnosis and the difficulties of caring for a loved one with the disease. Survey highlights include:
* Nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent ) have had a personal experience with someone with Alzheimer's and/or a serious memory loss problem.
* 61 percent of Americans feel unprepared to care for a loved one diagnosed with the disease.
* If diagnosed with the disease, Americans most fear the inability to care for oneself, and burdening others (68 percent); followed by losing memory of life and loved ones (32 percent).
* A plurality of Americans - 44 percent - cite the illness as their most feared disease compared to 33 percent who cite cancer.
* More than other generations, a majority of Americans over 65 years of age (the silent/greatest generation) - 56 percent - fear an Alzheimer's diagnosis.
* When asked if it would be harder to receive an Alzheimer's diagnosis or care for someone with the disease, Americans are equally split down the middle, 50/50.
HOME INSTEAD'S ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVING TRAINING PROGRAM As a response to the fears associated with the disease, and to better equip caregivers to manage difficult behaviors associated with the disease, Home Instead Senior Care recently launched a unique, first-of-its-kind Alzheimer's training program for caregivers, called Alzheimer's CARE. The free training program is available online, and hundreds of free in-person sessions are being offered across the U.S. in December. The Alzheimer's CARE training program is based on input from renown aging and dementia experts, and offers a tailored, fresh approach to coping with challenging behaviors associated with the disease. The approach encourages mental engagement to help relatives remain safely at home and in familiar surroundings as long as possible, and family members learn to immerse themselves in the mindsets of their loved ones to help manage various behavioral symptoms.
Home Instead Senior Care network is the world's leading provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with more than 950 independently owned and operated franchises providing in excess of 45 million hours of care throughout the world. Local Home Instead Senior Care franchise offices employ more than 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services - assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, incidental transportation and shopping - which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. In addition, CAREGivers are trained in the network's groundbreaking Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and EducationSM Program to work with seniors who suffer from these conditions. This world class curriculum also is available free to family caregivers online or through local Home Instead Senior Care offices. At Home Instead Senior Care, it's relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of seniors everywhere.
For more information on a training session near you, or to take the free online course, call 888-692-5129 or visit www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com
Dr. Amy D'Aprix
San Joaquin Valley Air District
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (Valley Air District) is committed to improving the health and quality of life for all Valley residents through effective and cooperative air quality programs.
R.A.A.N. - The Real-time Air Analysis Network, is a free program provided to the public on the Valley Air District's website, at www.valleyair.org. RAAN allows you to view current air quality directly from the air monitoring station closest to you.
Monitoring stations are set up all over the San Joaquin Valley, collecting data on particulate matter and ozone pollution. There are three in San Joaquin County, Stockton, Tracy and Manteca. Residents can view any or all of the RAAN network monitors and sign up to receive air quality information as changes occur.
RAAN is available at valleyair.org, healthyairliving.com or now by using the Air District iPhone app. (Search "valley air")
Through Healthy Air Living, we can:
Reduce the number of vehicle miles traveled through the Valley each day
Reduce emissions from equipment and processes
Reduce emissions during times when air quality is poor
Make a complaint? Call 577-6400
Outreach and Communications Rep.
San Joaquin Valley Air District
4800 Enterprise Way
Modesto, CA 95356
2013 Relay For Life of Stockton
June 8-9, 2013
Bear Creek High School
10555 Thornton Rd., Stockton
Length: 24 hours
Starts: 9:00am Sat
Ends: 9:00 am Sun
Open to the public: Walk, run, stroll in a stroller - doesn't matter just get out there and join us!
The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life is a fundraising event that gives everyone in the communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
At Relay, teams of 8 to 20 people camp out and take turns walking or running around the track. Each team is asked to have representative on the track at all times during the event. The events are 24 hours in length symbolizing the fact that cancer never sleeps.
Everyone's reason to participate is as unique as their own personal story. At Relay, you can find healing, comfort, and support from others who have faced cancer or who have lost a love one to the disease. You also have a chance to meet people in the community who are equally as passionate about finding an end to cancer. And you can gather together with family, friends, and colleagues to laugh, cry, and creat lasting memories.
The funds raised at Relay help to pay for the programs and services that the American Cancer Society offers to cancer patients. These services include lodging for caregivers and patients undergoing treatment, transportation to and from treatments, and 24 hour phone support just to name a few. Of course the funds also help to fund the much needed groundbreaking reasearch and new clinical trials to help find an end to this dreaded disease.
Each person who shares the Relay experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to creat a world where this disease will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or steal another year of anyone's life.
Join us in the fight!
For more information contact:
Name- Shelby McAthie-Begley
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Alliance Worknet and Alliance programs - CareerQuest
Limited spots available
Alliance Worknet has limited spots left available for their CareerQuest program. This program helps you ages 17-21 get the help they need to pursue their career after high school. FREE services include:
• Work Experience
• GED Preparation
• Money Management
• Job Placement Assistance
• Much More
Those interested can go to www.allianceworknet.com to call 209-558-9688
We would also like to briefly mention that the Alliance has a new website www.stanalliance.com that will be far more beneficial to businesses in the area and entrepreneurs to find help for their companies whether it be help with research, tax breaks, or helping businesses find solid job candidates.
Eugene Garcia, Program Coordinator
Alliance Worknet CareerQuest program
1010 10th Street, Suite 1400
Modesto, CA 95354
Delta Blood Bank
2013 Blood Donation
Help us replenish the blood supply and keep it at a safe and healthy level by donating this month.
Here are some reasons to donate:
-Statistics show that 25% or more of us will require blood at least once in our lifetime.
-Every 2 seconds, someone in the USA needs blood.
-Whole blood has a shelf life of 42 days.
-1 out of every 7 hospitalized patients need blood.
-A single shock trauma victim can require 100 units of blood bin just a few hours.
-A blood donation is one pint. The average adult has between 10 and 12 pints of blood.
-Blood donation is completely safe.
-Donors can make a donation every 56 days. If you donated 4 times this year, you could save up to 12 lives.
For more information contact:
Annie Stevenson, Marketing Director
Delta Blood Bank