"The number one way that we can address these long-term challenges of poverty, of education, is to invest in early childhood education." ~ Julian Castro Your support is LIFE-CHANGING for children from under-served and fragile communities in the Charlotte area. Visit www.tlccharlotte.org for more information.
Perinatal hospice, palliative care and bereavement services are not something most parents welcoming a child need to think about, but for this family, "the hospice team made a horrible situation bearable." Please increase the awareness of services available by sharing this story!
Meet Tricia Billings, our other yoga instructor that will be leading Chair Yoga on our Galt Link trolley this Friday for May's Feel Good Friday! Tricia has been bringing our community joy and laughter through empowering movement and positive thoughts for 17 years! Join her on the trolley from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. while enjoying the scenery of the Galt Ocean Mile.
"I knew my time on this planet was extremely limited. I was unsure if I would reach my 49th birthday in mid-July. The next ten minutes or so were a blur. We discussed various options and I could tell by the doctor's tone we had to move quickly." Bob takes us through his bladder cancer journey and the experiences he went through as a participant of a couple of clinical trials. He shared the highs and lows he faced and the hope he now sees for his future. Read his story and spread his message by sharing! #mybladdercancerstory #BCAM17 #ownyourhealth #haveanimpact http://www.bcan.org/bladder-cancer-story-bobs-immunotherapy-story/
Attend one of the many local outreach support group meetings around the country and talk to others going through the same experiences that you are. You'll learn important information, share your stories and make new friends. http://ow.ly/bQlh30bEphS
Huge shout out to the wonderful volunteers who spent their Association of American Medical Colleges Cares Day helping Mary's Center! Thank you, AAMC, for believing in our work and supporting us throughout the years!
Turtles grow up without parents, which might sound lonely. However KQED Science's #DeepLook shows us that threatened baby turtles raised in a zoo it’s an advantage: they can learn to catch crickets all by themselves. #WorldTurtleDay
"Since the budget blueprint was released in March, CIS advocates nationwide have sent over 7,500 letters to Congress in support of programs that are vital for children's development and well-being. Click below to join them and go #AllinforKids too!"
"Should I Get Genetic Testing?” We hear this question a lot. Check out our page with links to frequently-requested information by people considering whether or not to undergo genetic testing. http://ow.ly/lABa30bEpx2
At Mary's Center, we're always looking for ways to increase #accesstocare. Now we've introduced #telemedicine, for patients who can't come into our centers for a variety of reasons, in partnership with AmeriHealth DC and #TrustedHealthPlan. Learn more about how it works!
Thank you NBC Washington for inviting Mary's Center's Director of Major Gifts Nina Gatti Golding to speak about our work and our participation in United Way of the National Capital Area's #DoMore24. (The interview with Nina starts at minute 11:45)
To their advocates, they’re kids. To the system, they’re adults. To their victims, they’re monsters. Go behind the walls of the Compound, the facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals, in They Call Us Monsters at 11:30 p.m.
"Through all of this, I have learned that conquering my sorrows can be a marathon journey. For me, it started with a walk, but there will be no finish line because tomorrow I will get back up to help the next individual receiving a life-altering bladder cancer diagnosis. I am determined to personally get back up to live, love and dream again." - Marge Marge, patient advocate and President of the Pennsylvania BCAN Chapter, shares her husband's bladder cancer battle and the journey she has embarked on in his memory. Take a moment to read about the inspiring efforts she makes to ensure others don't travel the same challenging road she did by raising awareness about #bladdercancer. Fighting Bladder Cancer in PA #mybladdercancerstory #BCAM17 #ownyourhealth #haveanimpact http://www.bcan.org/marge-opens-new-door/
REVIEW on 36 Marathon Series A: Front Row Center's Donna Herman "...I was so impressed with the consistent level of talent both on stage and behind the scenes, that I want to see Series B & C. I’m sure you’ll feel the same way too." #36Marathon Purchase all three series: http://ow.ly/DxcY30bX6x0