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Support Kickstarter Program for Young People.

30 Jan

 

 

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1083270078/sea-change

Help fund 4 young people (18-25) to go on Sea Change, one month long climate change awareness trip on Lake Superior. This is for an event this spring.

This event is sponsored by Amicus Adventure Sailing (www.AmicusAdventureSailing.com)

You can also find them on facebook.

This event is through live video chats, etc.

 

Kickstarter Project, Student Fundraiser, Sea Change

29 Jan

 

 

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1083270078/sea-change

Help fund 4 young people (18-25) to go on Sea Change, one month long climate change awareness trip on Lake Superior. This is for an event this spring.

This event is sponsored by Amicus Adventure Sailing (www.AmicusAdventureSailing.com)

You can also find them on facebook.

This event is through live video chats, etc.

 

 

 

Northwoods, 3rd Annual Sled Event

26 Jan

 

3rd Annual Art Sled Rally
(January 12, 2015)

Traditional sledding, step aside. The Northwood Children’s Services 3rd Annual Art Sled Rally is going for a slightly different experience. Each year, folks construct imaginary, whimsical sleds made out of cardboard, foam, and other craft-project items and send them down a hill all to the sheer delight of the spectators. Past creations have included a dragon, fighter jet and even a replica DeLorean car with lights! It’s a wholesome and comical afternoon, and it’s not to be missed! The community is invited to show their creativity by entering an art sled – get creative and join the fun!

Date: February 21, 2015
Where: Ridgeview Country Club

Visit our Facebook page at Northwood Children’s Services 2015 Art Sled Rally, or call Kathleen at 218-728-7196.

 

Northwood Childrens 3rd Annual Sled Rally

22 Jan

3rd Annual Art Sled Rally
(January 12, 2015)

Traditional sledding, step aside. The Northwood Children’s Services 3rd Annual Art Sled Rally is going for a slightly different experience. Each year, folks construct imaginary, whimsical sleds made out of cardboard, foam, and other craft-project items and send them down a hill all to the sheer delight of the spectators. Past creations have included a dragon, fighter jet and even a replica DeLorean car with lights! It’s a wholesome and comical afternoon, and it’s not to be missed! The community is invited to show their creativity by entering an art sled – get creative and join the fun!

Date: February 21, 2015
Where: Ridgeview Country Club

Visit our Facebook page at Northwood Children’s Services 2015 Art Sled Rally, or call Kathleen at 218-728-7196.

 

Erik’s (Erik Watczak) Cancer Benefit

15 Jan

 

Sun Country, Gated Community Life and More

10 Jan

 

 

Jim and I had never ridden on Sun Country. Seems like there is a lot of that go to Florida, Mexico and California. I liked the fact that you could rent a movie to watch for $8.00, move up to first class for $142.00, and that you can order some food. I just wish there were some more foodie choices. Out of Minneapolis it is Terminal 2. It was alittle bit of a bumpy ride because of the weather to Palm Springs. There are those folks that are out of their seats a little too much. Lots of white-greay haired people with funky colored tennis shoes. (Probably Skeeters.)  Many heading to Palm Springs or the Desert. The good part about Sun County is that you can change seats if you have a cougher next to you. The seats are roomy enough.

We decided that they should serve slices of pizza versus cheese burgers.

Why were we going to Palm Springs and Mexico? The reason was to stay with some of our friends who go there every winter. They have invited us many times. I had worried about being near the San Andres Fault. They do have small earth quakes.

Life in “A Gated Community” is more than I imagined. It is another whole social world. You usually start the morning off with natural springs water, exercise aerobics in the pool and hot tubs. Know people a lot older than us have gone for a walk in the desert, up the mountain, totally unafraid of snakes. There are poisonous snakes and wild prairie dogs. Then after aerobics, there is coffee clutch, golf volunteer work before going out to a hot spot for lunch. There is a full agenda of activities that could wear a 50-60 year old out.

There is mostly cactus. lemon, orange trees, lots of palm trees, and off course you don’t want to walk by those jumping cactus…They jumped into my leg.

Didn’t see any bugs or in sections. No road kill. A few cars for sale, cash, probably stolen. Washouts from rain do occur. Lots of mountains. Vegetables CHEAP.

There are so many planned activities that it a very different lift style.

Our friend Sharon made deluxe meals from Finish Pancakes with Mexican Flavoring and Mexican Sugar and lots of blueberries. She served carrot juicers from the processor each day. There was a variety of things in this drink. I lost 5 pounds by this healthy life style. I told my husband that he had better get on the scale. They ate carrot meat loaf one evening.

We went to a date farm one day, very interesting. Then another night we did eat date appetizers. Ever had a date shake? did you know that they make a stir fry with cactus?

Nineteen percent of the people suffer from some respiratory disorder in Palm Springs. Well that occurs from COPD, Emphysema, smoking, allergies. There do have sand storms once in awhile. It never happened when we were there.

Boy does the limited amount of water smell here! Too alkaline or something.

Our one day trip to Mexico was to this location:

Prescriptions are cheap. Why I do not know. Go over the border to get your teeth fixed, see an eye doctor and be badgered with sales. There was no gynecologist.

 

 

Northland Plastic Surgery

01 Jan

 

 

What is Northland Plastic Surgery? It is a place where many breast cancer patients have reconstructive surgery.

They do much more. They do hand surgery, cosmetic surgery, microsurgery, and craniofacial surgery.

Did I say they also do skin care?

Check out their website at: www.northlandplasticsurgery.com

They are located at:  1420 London Road, Duluth, MN 55805. Their phone number is 218-724-7363.

They have some great surgeons there.  (Dr. Andrew Baertsch, Dr. Dean Weber, Dr. Andrew Messa, Dr. Thomas Rishavy) The staff is pretty awesome as well.

Check them out.

Breast cancer surgery is done when a women has a mastectomy or sometimes even a lumpectomy (several times or a partial mastectomy). A lot can be done to make you look normal again. Breast cancer does not have to be a life sentence.

There are different types of procedures such as the Tram flap. They have booklets that explain it in detail.

 

Adopt and Help a Breast Cancer Patient, Stage IV This Holiday Season

07 Dec

 

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/v966/deborah-morse-kahn-s-breast-cancer-treatment?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=graph&utm_campaign=vanity_page

Adopt This Breast Cancer Patient in Her Hour of Need. You can do it individually or as a business. The above link is open and ready for your donations.

Think of it in these terms:

$5.00 for cat food (She has two cats.)

$10.00 for gas or food

$20.00 for a Christmas meal

$30.00 for groceries

$40.00 for car insurance (necessary to go for treatments)

$10.00-$100.00 for other bills owed (To keep the credit card callers from calling.)

$150.00 for a car payment (necessary to get her to her treatments and appointments)

$900.00 for rent and all of her utilities

If you would like a tax exempt donation slip, donate to Circle of Hope, an online fundraising benefit for Deborah Morse Kahn Online Fundraising Account. We will send you you a tax exempt donation receipt. The total check will be send to Deborah for her expenses.

http://www.circleofhopeduluth.org. Go to the Helping Hands and Hearts link and look for #1. Deborah Morse Kahn Oneline Fundraising Account

Please state that if you put it on a credit card or send it in the mail to Circle of Hope that you want it to be used for the Deborah Morse Kahn Account.You can also donate anonymously, if you choose.

peggy@circleofhopeduluth.org

If you would like to give her a holiday gift, suggestions would be the following: cat toys, a basket of groceries, a quilt, warm slippers (medium size), or an uplifting book. You can donate these items to Circle of Hope, and we will make sure she gets them.

If you would like to put her on your church prayer chain, it will help. There are many stage IV breast cancer patients that are surviving in the United States. Hope is very important.

Deborah is a talented former photojournalist, who is unemployed, with no income presently, and fighting for her life with Stage IV breast cancer.

Thank you to the individuals and businesses that can help. If you can do something at your business to help her, it is GREATLY appreciated.

 

Together We Can Make a Difference This Holiday Season

05 Dec

 

 

 https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/v966/deborah-morse-kahn-s-breast-cancer-treatment?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=graph&utm_campaign=vanity_page

 

Lutefisk, Salmon, Meatball Dinner, December 3

02 Dec

Mark your calendars now for FLC’s Annual Lutefisk, Salmon & Meatball dinner from 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Cost: $15/Adults; $5/Children under 10. The organizers are looking for volunteers for help, so put these dates on your calendar.
You can park on London Road and in the parking lot and enter that way.
Support First Lutheran Church in Duluth.