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How Can Cancer Patients, Often Terminal Get Medical Help

21 Aug

I had a nice chat today with Melanie at Cardon Out Reach. She explained to me how they follow social security guidelines.

There is SSI which is like Medicaid, you can own one home and car to qualify to have your medical bills written off.

Those people that are SSDI can have substantial income, their spouse can work, they can have a whole lie insurance or a 401 K and make a certain amount of money. This is based on work credit.

Check out the Social Security website for more details. In many cases they charge 25-10% depending on the situation. It comes out of the money received.

I know there is a local office and an office in Mpls. The local phone number is: 218-722-0766.

I actually called the out of state office. I found out that cancer patients can call  Melanie at:  1.801.256.1900, extension 10445.

I wanted to find out how these cancer patients  get help on their medical bills. Rural patients have lots of problems in this area,  as do terminal patients. Find the link below. This helpful hint is brought you from Circle of Hope.

 

 http://www.cardonoutreach.com/contact.php

 

Coming September 13, Bayfront Festival Park, 5K UV Run and Walk

20 Aug

These are some of our many sponsors.  Register at: http://www.uvsplashcolordash.com/

It costs more the day of the race. The person who gets the most people to sign up will get a $500.00 An Escape Limo Certificate for up to 24 people.

Proceeds benefit local breast cancer patients with daily living expenses from cancer center applications through Circle of Hope, http://www.circleofhopeduluth.org/

 

 

 

Lake Superior Dragon Boat Races on Saturday, the 23rd

19 Aug

 

 

The Lake Superior Dragon Boat races are on Saturday, the 23rd at Barker’s Island. It is always a festive event with the opening of the dragon ceremony and parade on Friday, the 22nd. Everyone is lined up on the dock. The beer tents will be open. The Optimist Club has a pancake breakfast on Saturday, the 23rd.  There is a craft sale at the end, near Barker’s Island Restaurant on Saturday the 23rd. There is a lot of fun to be had at this event. Teams do make the difference. There is so much excitement. I remember one year our team won a paddle.

Registration fees for teams, a % of a booth, and beer sales monies go to the Rotary. Years ago I wrote an article about all the donations that the Rotary has given to youth programs locally. It is enough to blow your mind away. I got worn out typing it. They truly do make a difference.

Each year they have a charity party and for as many years as I can remember, except the first year I was on the Survivor Sistership team, the money goes to Essentia. That year it went somewhere else.

Three breast cancer survivors (including myself) started their own teams, survivors and supporters, The Many Faces of Breast Cancer teams. We participate under the title of the non-profit, Circle of Hope, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit. This is not a fundraiser for us, we do it for the fun of it. It is one of many sports activities we participate in. Others include golf , walking, running , jumping , and bowling teams. Circle of Hope pays daily living expenses for breast cancer patients going through treatment and medical bills related to that diagnosis. They do provide educational resources for gynecological cancer patients but no financial help. They have other missions as well. Thank you to our supporters above on the shirts.

The Charity Partner is Essentia this year, and they are raising money for integrate health and therapies for all cancer patients, an accessible online educational tool for patients, and dietary instruction and educational resources for all cancer patients.  Some of the tools will include ipad learning programs in the waiting areas, online support groups, and audio tapes related to cancer.

 

Circle of Hope Teams: Thanks to Its Sponsors

15 Aug

 

September 13, Bayfront Festival Park, Register Now, UV Run or Walk

10 Aug

 

Light Up The Night, September 13th, Bayfront Festival Park, Register

08 Aug

    

 

 

Keep spreading the word and letting EVERYONE know about The UV Splash by Color Dash coming September 13, 2014 to Duluth Bayfront Festival Park! We are so excited to Get Our Color On and Light Up The Night with You!! Don’t forget to register!

http://www.uvsplashcolordash.com/

Tell everyone that The UV Splash by Color Dash is the ONLY National Color-Type Fun-Run that GIVES BACK 50% of EVERY registration directly to our partner charity!  (This is for Circle of Hop fundraiser, and you can make a difference in the lives of others.)

You can run, walk or crawl. People go out in different waves.

 

September 13th, Bayfront Festival Park, Light Up The Night

02 Aug

 

 

Keep spreading the word and letting EVERYONE know about The UV Splash by Color Dash coming September 13, 2014 to Duluth Bayfront Festival Park! We are so excited to Get Our Color On and Light Up The Night with You!! Don’t forget to register!

http://www.uvsplashcolordash.com/

Tell everyone that The UV Splash by Color Dash is the ONLY National Color-Type Fun-Run that GIVES BACK 50% of EVERY registration directly to our partner charity!  (This is for Circle of Hop fundraiser, and you can make a difference in the lives of others.)

You can run, walk or crawl. People go out in different waves.

 

Dare Me For Charity is On The Road!

25 Jul

 If you got the guts to jump 40 feet from a scissor crane, we need you.

This event takes place July 29th, Tuesday at Aquatore Park, 9191 Lincoln St. NE, Blaine, MN 55434. It will be televised starting at 9:00 am.

Teams check in for training at 8 am. Airbag training at 9 am, airbag jumps at 9:30 a.m., crowd challenges and interviews (9:30 a.-3:00 pm). These will be intereviews, dares and challenges. Teams turn in their score cards at 3:00 pm. There is individual and team challenges. It could be jumping in a bath tub of ice water, dancing,  shaving off your hair, and much more. Can you join our team? Be a supporter? Charities in our city, state and across the United States do make a difference in the lives of others. Watch the new video out.

Circle of Hope has a team called ” The Flying Tutus.”

Part of the costume challenge.

You don’t have to wear the pink tutu’s but some on the team will surely have them on.

  http://dareme4charity.com/campaign/1051

“Dare Me For Charity is on the road. This  journey involves 32 cities. They will meet hundreds of amazing charities and the thousands of people that support them. America’s favorite charities can start from anywhere. Wherever they are, they’ve got to make an impact, and we at Circle of Hope are here to help them do just that!”

These jumps may break the Guinness World Record. They are trying to reach 1,000,000 total footage jumped.  They will be filmed for this purpose.  Top teams can win $50,00 in cash prizes.

There are many reasons people may jump for a cause. They may want to donate, raise awareness, jump to complete dares, or to even make history.

There is filming to be done for a pilot episode of Dare Me For Charity, which will air on the same day as the 24 hour donation challenge. The air date of the pilot is being negotiated with local station managers in each city to be aired consecutively.

There will also be additional prizes to win for the most donations and votes over a 24 period after the shows are all aired consecutively.

Bring your friends. The more cheering, the more support, the bigger the party, and the more fun it will be. Support breast cancer, come out for the Circle of Hope cause.

Dare Me 4 Charity:  ”So we dared America to help us raise money for charity by doing awesome challenges across the country. All of them competing for donations and prizes, to help impact millions of lives for the better.

This season, we have several challenges being completed across the country, and among them is our awesome airbag challenge, where charities can win cash and prizes by jumping from as high as they can jump.

Whether your team competes for any of the stunt, donation or voting challenges, there’s something for everyone to win! Registrations are still open on teams.  Good luck, and we will see you there!”

They are coming to Minneapolis, Mn on July 29th in Blaine, MN. Sign up for the Circle of Hope team, 3 jumps for only $15.00. If you want to do more jumps, add more.  Recruit your friends, help a local charity serving northern MN/WI. Help local breast cancer patients.

The team with the highest combined jump footage during the challenge wins! There are plenty of prizes for everyone and contests related to various components. 

 

September 13, Night Ultra Violet Run/UV Splash

21 Jul

Keep spreading the word and letting EVERYONE know about The UV Splash by Color Dash coming this fall! We are so excited to Get Our Color On and Light Up The Night with You!!

http://www.uvsplashcolordash.com/

Tell everyone that The UV Splash by Color Dash is the ONLY National Color-Type Fun-Run that GIVES BACK 50% of EVERY registration directly to our partner charity!  (This is for Circle of Hope on September 13th.)

You can run, walk or crawl. People go out in different waves.

This is the  same color as the ‘bigger’ runs, the same 5k, but it’s the DASH that makes the difference!

Gather your friends, colleagues, sign up individually or as a team. You can also do it in honor or memory of someone. Wear funky hats or whatever you like.

Mpls. Band, DJ/Pat Pachello, Sponsors/Vendors, Give Aways, Food, After Party.

Get massages for a $5.00 donation from Health Source.

Get your picture taken with a limo from Escape Limo or the Jeff Foster Circle of Hope Truck.

For every 100 tickets up to 600 you could get a two concert tickets to Lucius Woods valued at $28.00.

The person who gets the most people to sign up  will be given a certificate for a 2 hour limo ride.

 

Free Concert Tonight

18 Jul