Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2010 Walk for Hope Schizophrenia Society

This spring the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario will host its annual Walk of Hope in 11 communities across Ontario. Families, friends, and supporters will come together at the Shortest Walk for the Biggest Cause to show their support, and raise funds for SSO's programs, services and research.

Since its inception the Walk of Hope has raised nearly a million dollars. This year, help us raise $165,000 to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia.

I hope that you will support myself and my colleagues with a donation to help us reach our fundraising goal!

Secure online donations can be made with your credit card and an electronic tax receipt will be sent to you by email. You can make an online donation now! Click the link below:


For more information about the 2010 Walk of Hope, or to join us on May 16, 2010 11:30 AM, please visit www.walkofhope.ca.

To learn more about the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, please visit www.schizophrenia.on.ca.

Friday, April 9, 2010

PR: Smiley Faces Foundation To Present Inaugural Event At Red Bull Space On Tuesday, April 27th

Photography exhibition featuring work by Peter Lindberg, Markus Klinko & Indrani, Cliff Watts, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Nigel Barker, Timothy White and other renowned photographers.

WHO: Adam Bell to present the Smiley Faces Foundation inaugural event on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. The evening will be sponsored by Red Bull, Kiehl’s, TyKu and Todd English’s Juliet with music by DJ Mick Boogie and Locksley.

WHAT: Smiley Faces Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery’s Cleft Lip & Palate Team located at NYU Langone Medical Center. Formed in 2009 by Adam Bell, the Foundation raises awareness as well as funds to assist the Institute in providing proper treatment for all children in need of cleft lip and palate repair throughout the United States. The inaugural Smiley Faces Foundation event will showcase portraits from children’s photo shoots with world-renowned photographers. Through their images of children who have undergone cleft repair at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, these creative icons will present their unique interpretations of what a Smiley Face means to them. Tickets to the event are $150 and are available for purchase by visiting http://www.smileyfacesny.com/gala. To participate in the online auction visit charitybuzz.com/smileyfaces. For more information on Smiley Faces Foundation visit http://smileyfacesny.com/.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 27, 2010
6-8pm pre-event reception with children featured in the portraits and their families.
Press check-in 5:45pm, RSVP required.

WHERE: Red Bull Space
40 Thompson Street & Watts Street

Available for select interviews-- "America's Next Top Model" Star Nigel Barker and the Bravo "Double Exposure" stars Markus, Indrani, GK Reid all participating
Founder and Seventeen Exec Editor Adam Bell(previously Vogue/Harpers and Men's Journal Editor)
NYU Top Docs/Families/Kids

For interviews call:
Donnetta Campbell
203 434 3548

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Keep it Trendy - My generation is AWESOME!

The World’s 20-Somethings Are Marching Toward Change

NEW YORK—Feb. 4, 2010—For the first time in modern history, a generation of young people has been not born, but reborn. The once-labeled Millennial Generation of people now in their 20s were lamented as pampered, unfocused and even solipsistic. But the launch of a historic global leadership summit called One Young World is emerging as a generational hinge: The 20-somethings who were once mocked for their self-focus have revealed themselves as the Real-Time Generation, engaged in the world, armed with the power of social media and narrowcast communications, and defiantly marching toward change.

Although the One Young World Inaugural Summit on Feb. 8-10, 2010, might be the flashpoint of this transformation, the millennials’ emergence as a modern-day iteration of the Great Generation has been developing for years. But only the lead-up to the February summit—which called for the organization of thousands of young people from all the world’s 192 counties, in addition to coordinating assistance from Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus, among other such leaders—has revealed the true extent of the transformation.

In preparation for One Young World, Euro RSCG Worldwide, the global communications firm behind the summit, worked with market research agency YouGovStone to produce one of the most far-reaching and comprehensive studies of global youth opinion ever undertaken. The results uncovered the existence of an astonishing consensus among young people from regions as disparate as Southeast Asia, the Middle East, North America and Australasia.

Two-thirds of the world’s young people agree, according to the One Young World Global Youth Study, that climate change will seriously affect their lives, and 82 percent of them see warming as a threat to future generations. This kind of game-changing consensus among young people extends to the corporate world, which two-thirds of young people think has too much power, and to the role of the media in promoting political freedom.

Leading trendspotter and Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, North America, President Marian Salzman interprets the stereotype-shattering results as defining facets of a generational personality. Salzman recent explained to PRWeek that the Millennial Generation has in fact emerged as the Un-Millennial Generation, or, in her more positive coinage, the Real-Time Generation.

It’s this conception of a generation that has never known life without the unbounded access of the Internet, and has never been muzzled by the high threshold of traditional media communication, that explains both the unexpected consensus found by the One Young World Global Youth Study as well as the worldwide buzz of initiative drawing young people from around the world to the One Young World summit.

Salzman has isolated 10 trends that mark the Real-Time Generation and provide a user’s manual to understanding the effect they will have—and are already having—on the world:

• The Real-Time Generation has real-time expectations. If information or communication is not happening in real time, it’s not considered relevant or even interesting.

• Life is lived locally by the Real-Time Generation. In a strange twist, the universality of social media lets 20-somethings locally configure their social networks and online information.

• Radical transparency is an assumed part of their lives. Reality TV and the openness of the Internet means that for the Real-Time Generation, if it exists or occurred, it can be found online.

• The world is free, or at least cheap. The Real-Time Generation came up in the age of inexpensive manufacturing and free Web service. To them, rock-bottom prices are simply expected.

• Luxury is the norm. The steep rise in standards of living and the proliferation of what once were considered luxury goods got the Real-Times used to the good life.

• Entertainment is a must. Whether it’s to learn a new language, make a phone call or even pump gas into their car, entertainment is an ever-present reality that Real-Times won’t go without.

• Global concern underpins their lives. Even as they insist on entertainment, they’re ardent about the environment, economic justice, world health and poverty.

• Pro-business, but anti-multinational, the Real-Time Generation sees global business as a potential for positive change but is well aware of its tendency toward excess and abuse.

• Media bias is understood as a constant, and, thus, regulation is required, according to Real-Times, to ensure that the media maintains its independence from government and business.

• Naturally focused on “me,” but aspiring to “we,” the Real-Time Generation learned from boomer parents about the primacy of individuality but still believes that no individual is truly happy while others suffer.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Global Health Agenda

U.S. Contact:
Donnetta Campbell
203 434 3548

Topic: The Global Health Agenda ~ Wednesday February 10th 12:15-13:30
In the belief that all humans have the right to healthcare and nutrition, we call upon: businesses, governments and civil society to work together more effectively to prioritise spreading information about and providing access to good healthcare and nutrition.
Stage Speakers:
Bada Ajarat - Nigeria
• Role of Businesses, the Government and Civil Society to ensure the spread information about and providing access to good healthcare and nutrition
Bio: NA
Pierre Roca – French
• Detailed range from prevention and education to the role of organizations in ensuring good global health
Bio: NA
Ruth Zlochevsky – Brazil
• Food fortification to combat malnutrition
• Childhood Obesity
• Student of Economics from the University of São Paulo
• Current exchange student at the University of Manchester, in the UK
• Provided education to children in slums and worked with an indigenous community in the Brazilian Amazon
Karl Benson Molina – Philippines
• Pagkaing Pag-pag: A look into a glaring illustration of hunger and malnutrition in the Philippines
• 21 year old student at the University of the Philippines Diliman earning a BS Family Life and Child Development
• Lived in Malaysia for two months as an Exchange Participant with AIESEC where I taught in an orphanage
Floor Speakers:
Wen Yu Weng - Thailand
• Collaboration with the local is essential in solving many of the world health problems
Benjamin Graueb – Switzerland
• Hunger and malnutrition are still the most widespread global health challenges with almost one billion people living without adequate nutrition
Ilgun Byukba – Turkey
• Sexual and reproductive health
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www.oneyoungworld.com UPDATE

With less than 7 days to go before the One Young World Inaugural Summit
kicks off in London on Feb. 8, 657 delegates from 107 countries are
confirmed, with another 47 delegates awaiting visas. The expected
attendance will make the summit the largest global youth leadership
gathering ever held.
The world’s largest emerging nations lead the delegate pack. China is to be
represented with 35 delegates, India with 32 and Brazil with 27, while host
country the United Kingdom will be represented with 16 delegates and the
United States with 22.
Just as exciting as the strong presence of youth from emerging nations is
the remarkably deep field of delegates from smaller countries—Bangladesh
(11), Ethiopia (6), Guyana (2), Nepal (4) and Vietnam (4), to name just a
handful—guaranteeing a truly global summit and environment for young
leaders to meet and address the most challenging issues of today.
All these hundreds of young people from 107 countries (and counting) will
be guided in plenary sessions on topics ranging from climate change to
global health to interfaith dialogue by a group of international luminaries
including Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Bob Geldof. The inaugural
London summit on Feb. 8-10, 2010, will be open to the entire globe and
people of all ages through online streaming and real-time updates

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

POOF!! Your lower back injury is healed..

The Canadian Physiotherapy has responded to outrageous and uninformed claims by two top newspapers in North America. This is a regulated health profession that uses evidence-based research to guide their practise - as ALL health professions. Equating physiotherapy with "voodoo" and essentially belittling the profession.

'The articles, titled "Some physical therapy may be a stretch" and "Treat me, but no tricks please" suggest that ice, heat, ultrasound and other modalities are "voodoo" treatments. CPA wants Canadians to know that there is scientific evidence for the use of these modalities as part of a comprehensive treatment plan which would also include education, exercise, and manual therapy as prescribed by physiotherapists.'
-CNW Group

This is quite unfortunate as I suffer with chronic lower back pain from a car accident mixed in with occupation-related hazards (note: one of the challenges with nursing is caring for patients with mobility issues). I treat this problem with chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage therapy, yoga and exercise together. All of these therapies combined are extremely important for my recovery and overall wellness. I do admit that I will use analgesics (pain relief medications) such as ibuprofen (aka Advil) or acetaminophen (aka Tyelenol) only with onset of acute pain.

For more information on this profession visit www.physiotherapy.ca

Thoughts about physiotherapy? Complementary therapy?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Media advisory: Acai weight-loss gimmicks circulating in Canada

Most weight-loss and anti-aging products where you see overprocessed, unrealistic looking people on the label, or near impossible "facts" about the product "Lose 10 lbs in less then ONE week!".. are usually completely untrue or contain a dangerous additive with many health risks. It is never a good idea to buy any products that are unregulated because you never know what's in them!
A truckload of Acia berry were stopped at the US-Canadian border. Health Canada is advising against the following products: Anti-Aging Acai Berry, Guarana Blast, Brazillian Pure, Anti-aging Vital Rez V, Weight Loss VitalAcai, Dietary Supplement Acai Power Blast and Muscle Mass.

For more information call toll-free: 1-866-234-2345
via Health Canada

Social networking for KIDS! Brought to you by Sick Kids.

Just in time for the holidays Sick Kids alongside Telus Communications has launched a social networking site for children. Kids' Health Links was founded in 2004 by Basile Papaevangelou and his daughter Christina to connect, through technology, children in health care facilities across Canada with friends and family, their teachers and schoolwork. Kids' Health Links technology solutions helps to alleviate stress, isolation and loneliness for children in medical care in order to help children heal faster and better to overcome traumatic medical experiences.