A wonderful musician and friend of mine has recently departed from our world and is now starting his new life under God's great care and guidance. Nikos will do very well in Heaven and will even delight the angels with his goodwill and music. "I am reaching out to you now from this world Nikos to present you with my gift of this song for you. The melody came to me immediate in my grief. Now with great joy, I embrace you as my eternal friend. There is no end for you now my friend Nikos. Only eternal bliss and fulfillment..... I suppose that I will have to behave myself a little bit more if we are to meet again and go fishing as I have promised.
PS my friend. I do not own a flute, nor did I have any simulated flute sounds that I could use for this song and so I came up with the idea of recording the sound of the timer from my microwave and by stretching it out, I believe that I now have a most beautiful flute sound. You always did call me your crazy artist friend. I suppose that this proves it. Take good care of yourself Nikos. Eternally your crazy artist friend.. Steve.
The Light of Life Foundation, ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., and Eisai Inc. today announced the launch of Myths and Truths About Thyroid Cancer, an interactive, educational campaign designed to help dispel the myth that thyroid cancer is a “good cancer.” Because most thyroid cancers can be successfully treated, many are told if you are going to get cancer, thyroid cancer is the one to have, which has led to this misperception. However, whether successfully treated or not, the truth is all cancers can have a significant impact on a person’s life, beginning with the shock and distress of hearing the word “cancer” at diagnosis. In honor of Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month and the tens of thousands who receive a thyroid cancer diagnosis each year, Myths and Truths About Thyroid Cancer illustrates the life-changing realities of this disease.
“As a thyroid cancer survivor, I urge people to stop referring to thyroid cancer as the ‘good cancer,’ as I believe it downplays patients’ experiences,” said Joan Shey, founder of the Light of Life Foundation. “I hear time and time again from patients how difficult their diagnosis and treatment were and that their scars are more than skin deep. My hope is that this campaign can educate about the many types of thyroid cancer and change the thyroid cancer conversation.”
“Being part of a community of survivors is very important for people coping with thyroid cancer,” said Gary Bloom, thyroid cancer survivor and co-founder and executive director of ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association. “ThyCa takes this to heart, which is why we are proud to provide support and resources to the thyroid cancer community. We also know more needs to be done to elevate awareness of thyroid cancer and what patients need in terms of support for the rest of our lives.”
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THINK: A reminder to care for your skin from one of the world’s most approachable beauties, plus a transformative new take on moisturization to help you do just that.
WHAT IT IS: A double celebration, as we announce Jergens® Skincare’s new brand ambassador, actress and comedienne Leslie Mann, and what’s possibly the brand’s most exciting breakthrough to date — Jergens® Wet Skin Moisturizer. They’re both part of the new Jergens® “You’re More Than Just a Pretty Face” Campaign, which reminds women to care for one of their oft-neglected beauty assets: the skin on their bodies.
“The Jergens® brand is rooted in creating innovative visible skin enhancements that no other brand is able to offer” said Karen Frank, Vice President of US Mass and Global Skincare Marketing for Kao USA Inc. “We believe that your whole body is beautiful-- and that the skin on your body is just as important as the skin on your face. With the ‘You’re More Than Just a Pretty Face’ Campaign, we hope to inspire women to love everything about themselves, playing off the well-known colloquialism—while also reminding them to make the most of their biggest natural beauty asset, their skin-- without taking ourselves too seriously. When we looked at Leslie’s attributes and how women felt about her, they really related to her. They love her humor, her attitude, that she was multifaceted.”
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PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], owner of Warner’s, a leading women’s intimate apparel brand for over 140 years, announced the debut of a new television advertising campaign focused on solving everyday women’s “bra-blems.” The commercial features a group of women of different ages, shapes and sizes who share how they feel about their bodies and concludes with their completely unscripted reactions to the Warner’s “No Side Effects” collection.
“More than ever, we believe women want to have honest conversations about their bodies and we think we have captured that sincerity and authenticity in this commercial,” said Les Hall, President, Core Intimates, at PVH. “Every woman can relate to having that ‘a-ha’ moment when she finds the perfect bra and the genuine reactions of the women in this commercial illustrate that.”
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7538851-warner-s-bra-blems-no-side-effects/
A National Safety Council public opinion poll found more than eight in 10 Americans believe cell phones are addictive, underscoring the need to help drivers kick their cell phone use habit – even hands-free. The Council is launching a national campaign, Calls Kill, to illustrate that hands-free cell phones are not risk-free, and no call is worth a life. Visit nsc.org/CallsKill for downloadable posters, infographics, videos, tip sheets and other information related to this important topic.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7398051-nsc-cell-phone-calls-kill/
The National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest celebrated its 40th anniversary with a fan-fare of festivities in New York City today. The competition that tests just how offensive sneakers can get, culminated with the crowning of the 40th pair of most odorous soles in the nation. Ready to be judged were seven finalists, ages six to fifteen, from across the country. They gathered at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Times Square wearing the decrepit and redolent rubber-soles that won them regional recognition. Only one competitor’s sneakers were declared the stinkiest, and they belonged to 14 year old Kane Young-Hiss from Berthoud, CO.
To view the Mutlimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7412551-40th-odor-eaters-rotten-sneaker-contest/
Would you believe that under the ground, right beneath your city, was another city? A city filled with people just like you
– only these people are made of scraps and discarded items from a junkyard. Discover the magic of Smithytowne and the Scrappers.
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Rather than making New Year’s resolutions to go on the latest diet, Post Great Grains is asking Americans to adopt a balanced way of eating with a focus on healthy foods in conjunction with the launch of new granola and snack mix products. According to a recent national survey, women have been on an average of nine diets in their lifetimes, yet 78 percent of women believe fad diets are not an effective way to maintain a healthy weight.1 Great Grains, the brand known for less-processed, wholesome nutrition, is asking women to ditch fad dieting for good in 2015, and pledge to go “Fad-Free” as a New Year’s resolution.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7407851-post-great-grains-fad-free-resolution/
A recent survey conducted by DSM Nutritional Products found that 83 percent of adults in the U.S. believe worsening eye health is inevitable with age. What many people don’t realize is that there’s a connection between healthy eyes and proper nutrition, and it goes beyond eating carrots.
According to Dr. Kimberly Reed, optometrist and Ocular Nutrition Society board member, “Incorporating certain nutrients into the diet can support a lifetime of healthy vision and help protect against serious conditions, including cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The latter affects more than 2 million Americans and can lead to severe visual impairment.”
To view Multmedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7129751-dsm-nutritional-products-eye-health-survey/
In recognition of Men’s Health Awareness Month and the start of summer, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has released findings from a new survey, which found that more than 90% of American men know something about skin cancer, but only six in 10 (61%) know how to detect signs on their skin, and even fewer actually visit a doctor for annual skin cancer screenings (18%). These shortcomings were more apparent in younger men (18-34), who were also significantly less likely to believe that they are at risk for skin cancer than men over 35 (31% vs. 42%), and are more likely to protect their skin for cosmetic reasons than they are for health reasons (32% vs. 20%).
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7074231-american-academy-of-dermatology-spot-me-skin-cancer-awareness/
The legalization of marijuana in many states may be changing the way teens think about marijuana and other harmful substances like heroin. A new study commissioned by Rosecrance shows that the legalization of marijuana may encourage teenagers to experiment with the drug, along with other substances.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7219651-rosecrance-study-teenagers-believe-marijuana-legalization-may-encourage-drug-substance-experimentation/