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March of Dimes and Kmart Team Up to Save Babies

March of Dimes and Kmart Team Up to Save Babies

Springfield’s Kmart held an in-store event today to help raise awareness and donations leading up to the annual March for Babies walk this Saturday in Washington D.C. Kmart is the longest standing corporate supporter and largest contributor to the March of Dimes. To date, Kmart has raised $90 million.

Aimee Gahm, Kmart's Store Manager, said, "I was aware of March of Dimes before I came to Kmart about 3 years ago because I was a nurse. For myself and my team, we are very dedicated to the cause because it is about saving lives, but it is also about educating people." 

Kmart collaborated with March of Dimes to create a 12-foot inflatable dime that has been “rolling out” across the country. Customers are encouraged to sign the oversized dime and make donations. 

Team In Training Is The Only Way Into The Sold Out Nation's Triathlon

From LLS of Alexandria:


Washington D.C. (April 27, 2011) – The Nation’s Triathlon™ to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is sold out, but you can still participate by joining LLS’s Team In Training® (TNT) program.


Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

There are Yoga Classes for Everyone

I have been hesitating to start taking yoga because I am not flexible and all the people I know that take yoga are flexible. Is there a yoga class for me?

Absolutely. The people you know that are taking yoga are flexible BECAUSE they are practicing yoga. They are not necessarily practicing yoga because they are flexible!

Most of the yoga classes offered at studios and fitness centers teach the physical practice of yoga (asana) which is designed to increase flexibility, strength, and balance. 

In classes you will be taught how to get into and out of poses safely, lengthen and strengthen muscles and to move in new and different ways than you are accustomed to moving.  New patterns of movement bring on increased flexibility and strength. 

CYCLESTUDIO Gears Up for Grand-Opening

CYCLESTUDIO Gears Up for Grand-Opening

CYCLESTUDIO, a cycling and yoga studio focusing on full body training, announced its grand-opening to be held on Friday, April 29, 2011. On grand-opening day, CYCLESTUDIO will offer classes at 7:00 a.m., noon, 5:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. and a 20 percent discount will be awarded for all class passes purchased during opening week.

With a focus on cardio, strength and flexibility, CYCLESTUDIO will provide Washingtonians with a one-stop shop to achieve all of their physical and mental needs, providing exercises that will push them to achieve their athletic potential.

Tips for Eating Healthfully From a Vending Machine

Tips for Eating Healthfully From a Vending Machine

We live in a fast-paced world and, at one time or another, we have all found ourselves face to face with a vending machine, looking for a snack or beverage. The problem, up until now, has been that vending machine food was always synonymous with junk food or unhealthy options. But a new company has set out to change the way people see vending machines, and the nutrition that they get from them.

“Maybe it wasn’t easy to find healthy, tasty food from vending machines before, but we have made it our mission to change that,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Now, people can get a nutritious snack or beverage, whether they are playing, working, or at school. We are on the move and hopefully coming to an area near you soon.”

5 Things Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About CPR

5 Things Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About CPR

CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation used to be very simple to understand. Cardio stands for heart, pulmonary stands for lungs and resuscitation means to revive from death. When a patient died, someone would push on the person’s chest to try to restart the heart while giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to help the person breathe. Over time, CPR has become more complex as healthcare professionals have discovered advanced ways to try to bring the person back to life. The patient may now be given medications, his heart may be electrically shocked with paddles placed on the chest, and he may be placed on a ventilator to help him breathe. What seemed like an easy question, “Does the person want CPR?” has turned into a more complicated decision.  

What do you need to know to make a good decision?

1.  Make sure you really understand what really happens during CPR.