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Make a Difference in a Stage IV Breast Cancer Patients Life This Holiday Season

12 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.

 

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.

 

US Too, Prostate Cancer

04 Dec

Us Too is an international organization on prostrate cancer. There is a Lake Superior Chapter Prostate Cancer Support Group that is participating to raise money for US TOO International. This organization provides all the materials for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients in the region. It has meetings one time per month at the Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital.  It is run by Mike Sullivan and Phil Maunu.

In their December newsletter there is an article about prostate cancer recurrence risk with triglycerides. We have heard about this for general health and well being. Excessive weight and obesity have a significant association with the development of aggressive prostate cancer and prostate mortality. Hypercholesterolemia and cholesterol have contributed to cancer progression.

This newsletter is jam packed full of information from drugs used for treatment and other treatments based on research. You can make a donation to US Too International at 2720 S. River Road, Suite 112, Des Plaines, IL 60018 that is tax deductible. If you want the newsletters go to www.ustoo.org/Hot_Sheets.asp or call 1.800.808.7866. The cost is $35.00 for 12 issues.

 

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.
 

Christmas by The Lake CD Release Party Tonight

20 Nov

 

      

 

 

We’re asking for your support this holiday season by purchasing copies of the Christmas by the Lake CD! This CD features 26 songs performed by local and region artists, and all proceeds from the sale go to the non-profit Bluebird Foundation that supports kids in the arts.

Consider buying these CD’s as gifts for employees, clients or family members. Your purchase is tax deductible!

Please feel free to contact Tracy Lundeen of Duluth directly for purchases or you can attend our CD Release Party tomorrow night at the Greysolon Plaza beginning at 5 PM! There will be live performances by artists on the CD PLUS there is no admission charge!

Beginning Friday CD’s will be available at the customer service counters at all area Super One Food locations, Pam’s Hallmark and Schmitt Music in the Miller Hill Mall, Big Daddy’s Burgers and many more locations.

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About the Bluebird Foundation

The Bluebird Foundation Board hopes will be the beginning of helping many area students pursue their passion for the arts. The foundations mission statement is: To be an advocate for area youth in the performing arts and to create awareness of the power of the arts to enhance self-esteem, to increase understanding of others, and to improve academic performance.

The inspiration for the Bluebird Foundation came from Audrey Lundeen, late mother of Tracy Lundeen, who he solely credits for giving him the gift of music and the arts. “She introduced us to the Bluebird of Happiness when we were very young. For the Bluebird Foundation there is no better place to start than with kids. Giving kids the gift of the arts is truly a gift that will last a lifetime, a gift of calm during storms and peace during times of troubles. The arts are truly a gift that will always keep on giving,” he states.

The Bluebird Foundation is a Minnesota Corporation and a 501 (c)(3).

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BLUEBIRD FOUNDATION VISIT www.bluebirdfoundation.org

We’re asking for your support this holiday season by purchasing copies of the Christmas by the Lake CD! This CD features 26 songs performed by local and region artists, and all proceeds from the sale go to the non-profit Bluebird Foundation that supports kids in the arts.

Consider buying these CD’s as gifts for employees, clients or family members. Your purchase is tax deductible!

Please feel free to contact Tracy Lundeen of Duluth directly for purchases or you can attend our CD Release Party tomorrow night at the Greysolon Plaza beginning at 5 PM! There will be live performances by artists on the CD PLUS there is no admission charge!

Beginning Friday CD’s will be available at the customer service counters at all area Super One Food locations, Pam’s Hallmark and Schmitt Music in the Miller Hill Mall, Big Daddy’s Burgers and many more locations.

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About the Bluebird Foundation

The Bluebird Foundation Board hopes will be the beginning of helping many area students pursue their passion for the arts. The foundations mission statement is: To be an advocate for area youth in the performing arts and to create awareness of the power of the arts to enhance self-esteem, to increase understanding of others, and to improve academic performance.

The inspiration for the Bluebird Foundation came from Audrey Lundeen, late mother of Tracy Lundeen, who he solely credits for giving him the gift of music and the arts. “She introduced us to the Bluebird of Happiness when we were very young. For the Bluebird Foundation there is no better place to start than with kids. Giving kids the gift of the arts is truly a gift that will last a lifetime, a gift of calm during storms and peace during times of troubles. The arts are truly a gift that will always keep on giving,” he states.

The Bluebird Foundation is a Minnesota Corporation and a 501 (c)(3).

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BLUEBIRD FOUNDATION VISIT www.bluebirdfoundation.org

 

 

We’re asking for your support this holiday season by purchasing copies of the Christmas by the Lake CD! This CD features 26 songs performed by local and region artists, and all proceeds from the sale go to the non-profit Bluebird Foundation that supports kids in the arts.

Consider buying these CD’s as gifts for employees, clients or family members. Your purchase is tax deductible!

Please feel free to contact Tracy Lundeen of Duluth directly for purchases or you can attend our CD Release Party tomorrow night at the Greysolon Plaza beginning at 5 PM! There will be live performances by artists on the CD PLUS there is no admission charge!

Beginning Friday CD’s will be available at the customer service counters at all area Super One Food locations, Pam’s Hallmark and Schmitt Music in the Miller Hill Mall, Big Daddy’s Burgers and many more locations.

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About the Bluebird Foundation

The Bluebird Foundation Board hopes will be the beginning of helping many area students pursue their passion for the arts. The foundations mission statement is: To be an advocate for area youth in the performing arts and to create awareness of the power of the arts to enhance self-esteem, to increase understanding of others, and to improve academic performance.

The inspiration for the Bluebird Foundation came from Audrey Lundeen, late mother of Tracy Lundeen, who he solely credits for giving him the gift of music and the arts. “She introduced us to the Bluebird of Happiness when we were very young. For the Bluebird Foundation there is no better place to start than with kids. Giving kids the gift of the arts is truly a gift that will last a lifetime, a gift of calm during storms and peace during times of troubles. The arts are truly a gift that will always keep on giving,” he states.

The Bluebird Foundation is a Minnesota Corporation and a 501 (c)(3).

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BLUEBIRD FOUNDATION VISIT www.bluebirdfoundation.org

 

Christmas By the Lake CD, Fundraiser

20 Nov

 

 

We’re asking for your support this holiday season by purchasing copies of the Christmas by the Lake CD! This CD features 26 songs performed by local and region artists, and all proceeds from the sale go to the non-profit Bluebird Foundation that supports kids in the arts.

Consider buying these CD’s as gifts for employees, clients or family members. Your purchase is tax deductible!

Please feel free to contact Tracy Lundeen of Duluth directly for purchases or you can attend our CD Release Party tomorrow night at the Greysolon Plaza beginning at 5 PM! There will be live performances by artists on the CD PLUS there is no admission charge!

Beginning Friday CD’s will be available at the customer service counters at all area Super One Food locations, Pam’s Hallmark and Schmitt Music in the Miller Hill Mall, Big Daddy’s Burgers and many more locations.

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About the Bluebird Foundation

The Bluebird Foundation Board hopes will be the beginning of helping many area students pursue their passion for the arts. The foundations mission statement is: To be an advocate for area youth in the performing arts and to create awareness of the power of the arts to enhance self-esteem, to increase understanding of others, and to improve academic performance.

The inspiration for the Bluebird Foundation came from Audrey Lundeen, late mother of Tracy Lundeen, who he solely credits for giving him the gift of music and the arts. “She introduced us to the Bluebird of Happiness when we were very young. For the Bluebird Foundation there is no better place to start than with kids. Giving kids the gift of the arts is truly a gift that will last a lifetime, a gift of calm during storms and peace during times of troubles. The arts are truly a gift that will always keep on giving,” he states.

The Bluebird Foundation is a Minnesota Corporation and a 501 (c)(3).

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BLUEBIRD FOUNDATION VISIT www.bluebirdfoundation.org

 

Christmas City of The North Parade, Festival of Trees This Weekend

19 Nov

Festival of Trees November 22-23, 2014
DECC

 

Cancer Increase, What’s New, What Can You Do

15 Nov

 

 

According to AACR’s 2014 progress report, nearly 1 in 2 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their life time. In the US. every minute in 2014 a person dies of cancer. Cancer incident world wide is predicted to double by 2035.

What have we done as citizens, a community, a state, and a nation to change this increase? The cost in 2009 was $86.6 for direct medical costs and the loss of productivity due to premature deaths is $130.0 billion dollars.

The question is, should we do business as usual? I was discussing research with my son and what is wrong with it in this point and time. All research should be stores and shared from a Cloud or an accessible server by all. Some are doing the same research that others are doing. The only way from a mathematical point of view is to know what has been done, what has not been done, and of course all of the details. Charting is important.

Cancer is the leading cause of disease among U.S. children.

1 in 22 people today is a cancer survivor in the United States. That is 14.5 million survivors.

Did you know that 50% of cancers are diagnosed in people ages 65 and older?

What has improved? From August 1, 2013 to July 31. 2014, the FDA has approved 6 new anticancer therapeutics, 5 new uses for previously approved anticancer therapeutics, 2 new uses of imaging agents, and 1 new use of a screening test according to AACR. The new use of the previously approved test for detecting the cancer-causing pathogen HPV gives patients a new cervical cancer screening option. The imaging agent, gadobutrol (Gadavist), which can improve the visualization of breast cancer on the MRI is new. Then there is the imaging agent that helps surgeons to identity the lymph nodes in head and neck cancers.

Give donations to: The American Association for Cancer Research, 615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404

Research has lead to 45 FDA approved therapies that target specific molecules involved with cancer, five approved therapies that work by reversing specific epigenetic abnormalities, have lead to 10 anticancer therapies. I think what is really interesting tit that knowledge of estrogen and testosterone are systemic factors for breast and prostate cancer and it has lead to the development of 17 anti-hormone therapies to treat patients.

New is the immuo-therapies that harness your own immune system to eliminate their cancer cells. It makes me wonder if chemo will be replaced by this in many cases. There are cases where these work by enhancing T-cell function. Drugs such as Vervoy and pembrolizumab, adoptive T-cell therapies, DCVAX-L, obinutuzumab, interlukein-2, onocolytic virotherapeutics. These therapies work different in different patients. That I why I think the human genome study is so important. 

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What Can You Do? (We need MORE preventative methods.)

-increase your physical actitvity

-eat a healthy diet,

-develop a cancer screening program with your physcian

-use preventive mediciens and vaccines

-eliminate tobacco exposure

-reduce sun exposure

What does AACR say about increasing our rate of progress against cancer? They say we need to sustain cancer research, develop the workforce of tomorrow, enhance patient engagement and awareness, advance regulatory science and policy, and promote evidence based prevention strategies.

They will be at the San Antonio world wide conference in December. I have gone to this conference twice, and it is amazing. This organization has 34,000 labs and is in 90 countries. They are present at 20 conferences and much more. They were founded in 1907, the oldest and largest professional organization dedicated toward advancing cancer research, finding a way to prevent cancer, and cure cancer. www.AACR.org, www. CancerProgressReport.org

 

What Causes Cancer? What Can Prevent Cancer?

14 Nov

 

 

I am thinking that I soon need to renew my AACR membership. The initials stand for American Association of Cancer Research. They do a lot of top notch research in this county. In their 2014 progress report it tells the cancer growth factors or key influences.  Don’t you just wonder what causes cancer? Especially if so many folks get the disease.

Causes of Cancer According to AACR:

1.changes in mutations or genetic material

-our normal cells are influenced by disruptive behavior that effect survival, multiplication and lead to the big c word.

2.systemic factors

-we are influenced by hormones, nutrients and that can effect the growth of cancer

-you are wondering about too many hormones, well just in breast cancer 2/3′s is hormone driven

-hormones are influenced by toxins, chemicals, ingredients in cleaning products and in food and our environment

-How much research is being done in this area? Very little.

3.cancer ells can cause growth of the blood and lymphatic vessels in your

-cancer loves it when there is little oxygen and they can take over

-cancer cells love when they can be in charge of the neighborhood, provide the growth, make their own distant routes or metastasis

4.there are epigentic marks, on the DNA and histones

-when the regions of the genome are changed this can cause cancer

5.immune systems can identify cancer cells, eliminate cancers cells, suppress cancer cells, or even permit formation of tumors

-chemo has been known to tear down your immune system, suppress it

-chronic inflammation can cause your immune system to not work

-certain foods and conditions can cause chronic inflammation in your body

6.protein matrices

-our cancer cells can be influenced the the neighborhood, the influences, the processes, the matrix

 

Ways To Prevent Cancer by AACR:

Stop Smoking-Cancer is preventable in 33% of the cases.

Being Obese-This accounts for 20% of the cases. It is important to not be obese or overweight.

Cancer Causing Pathogens-This accounts for 16% of the cases. The Dr. Susan Love Foundation has done some interesting work in this area.

Physical Inactivity accounts for 5% of the cancer diagnosis.

Diet consists of 5% of the cases of cancer. Poor dietary habits.

Ultraviolet Light accounts for 2% of the cases. This is exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun and tanning devices.

 

 

Christmas City of The North Parade, Festival of Trees and More

14 Nov

Festival of Trees November 22-23, 2014
DECC