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Pink Shirts and Pink Balls

The Pineapple Volleyball Club held its first annual Pink Crush Classic volleyball tournament this week.  The event featured 124 youth volleyball teams from all over Indiana and the Midwest.  The event showcased awesome talent, extraordinary teamwork, and a commitment to community. Tournament proceeds and a portion of merchandise sales went to the Vera Bradley Foundation… Continue reading Pink Shirts and Pink Balls

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Impact Lives as a Soul Medic

There are so many people hurting in our world.  They are struggling to fit in, struggling to cope, and in some instances struggling to survive.  They are overwhelmed with feelings of despair.  Many have lost hope. We live in an age of negativity.  Turn on the news and what do you see?  You will see… Continue reading Impact Lives as a Soul Medic

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Constant Need, Instant Gratification

Volunteer opportunities and giving moments come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  Some require a great deal of research, paperwork, and commitment.  Others offer quick and easy ways to serve without much hassle.  Regardless of the project size and red tape, all opportunities give those who volunteer the opportunity to make a difference in… Continue reading Constant Need, Instant Gratification

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BetterU- A Fight Against Heart Disease In Women

Did you know heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of 1 in 3 women each year?  This means women just like you – mothers, sisters, friends – are dying at the rate of one per minute because they don’t know what you know:  heart disease kills.   This past… Continue reading BetterU- A Fight Against Heart Disease In Women

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I Mustache You a Question

Here is a question to ponder: Can a mustache create conversation about men's health issues?  The answer may, or may not, surprise you.  Before the month of November my answer would have been no.  I mean, it is facial hair. How could it lead to discussion about men's health concerns?  I then stumbled upon a… Continue reading I Mustache You a Question

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Community Collaboration and a Baby Shower

Collaboration by definition is working together to achieve a goal.  In business and in the nonprofit world it is multiple organizations partnering to realize shared goals.  But does collaboration really exist?  Can people really put their own agendas, their beliefs, to the side in an effort to work together?  We constantly hear politicians talk about… Continue reading Community Collaboration and a Baby Shower

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Health Screenings and Warm Coats For Veterans

For twenty-two years the Healthy Cities Health Fair and Veterans' Stand Down has been serving the Fort Wayne community.  Military veterans, as well as other individuals who are uninsured and/or underinsured in our community, have the opportunity to receive free, confidential health services.  For many, this will be the only time in a given year… Continue reading Health Screenings and Warm Coats For Veterans

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Healthy Spirit, Mind, and Body

Since 1858, the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne has been positively impacting lives.  Its commitment to healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development has helped to strengthen the foundation of our community.  More than 45,000 individuals have been served by the facilities located in our city.  The YMCA is a non-profit organization that offers a wide array… Continue reading Healthy Spirit, Mind, and Body

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The Center of Health Education

I will be the first to admit that I am not an example of healthy living.  On average, I sleep 4 to 5 hours a night.  My eating habits could be described as horrible.  I do not eat vegetables.  Actually, I think that candy might be the only green colored item that I eat.  My… Continue reading The Center of Health Education