John Peden was one of those larger-than-life personalities. “When he would walk into a room, it was like all the attention was on him,” said his stepdaughter, Jenna Peden. “He just had this power emanating out of him.”
The 6-foot, 4-inch former U.S. Air Force captain was a respected dental surgeon in Nashville. He was active in his church and made many mission trips to provide dental care in Central America through Health Talents International.
That’s why it was such a shock to his family and friends when an MRI revealed a brain tumor the size of a golf ball. “Life as we knew it was no more,” said his wife, Vicki Peden. “John never worked another day in his life.”
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Despite a dramatic increase in participation over the last decade, a new household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance finds a significant gap between the demand and supply of afterschool programs. The 2014 edition of America After 3PM, which includes responses from 30,000 U.S. families, finds that for every child enrolled in an afterschool program, there are two more who are not and whose parents would enroll their child, if a program were available.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7335451-afterschool-alliance-survey-finds-unmet-demand-for-afterschool-programs/
Bees are responsible for one in every three bites of food we eat, but their populations are in decline, threatening the food supply as we know it today. According to a recent survey conducted by Cascadian Farm, more than 60 percent of Americans are unfamiliar with colony loss, the phenomenon characterized by honey bees abandoning their hives, never to return. Beyond honey bees, one-third of America’s native bumble bee species are now at risk of extinction. Today, Cascadian Farm—in partnership with The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the University of Minnesota Bee Lab—announced its ‘Bee Friendlier’ program to increase awareness of these critical issues and encourage simple actions to help bees thrive.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7330451-cascadian-farm-bee-friendlier-helps-bees-thrive/
Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) launched Access Better Coverage.org, a new website designed to educate consumers about the ABCs of health coverage and access to prescription medicines.
The new site introduces important resources to help people better understand how health insurance works and what to expect from their coverage, including a series of white board videos explaining basic insurance terms like deductibles, copays and coinsurance, and how formularies and tiers work.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7350551-phrma-health-insurance-access-better-coverage/
In the age of smartphones, smart pads, and big data, John Sculley is the quintessential smart entrepreneur. John Sculley is one of America's best-known business leaders, with one foot in the storied history of Apple technology and the other planted firmly in 21st century innovations that change the way the world does business. Few entrepreneurs have been as successful across so many fields as Sculley. John Sculley, current investor and builder of dozens of businesses in the U.S. and abroad, today introduced a new book and multimedia business learning series.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7334351-john-sculley-new-book-multimedia-business-series-build-billion-dollar-businsses/
France remains the top destination for their North American travelers according to Rail Europe, Inc., the largest distributor of European rail products in North America. According to sales data, Italy and the United Kingdom followed France respectively as the top destinations for Rail Europe travelers this summer.
In reviewing their 2014 sales figures, Rail Europe identified noteworthy travel data that showcases the latest trends and preferences among their North American clients.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7157831-rail-europe-inc-newsroom/
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) will launch its international Super 1 Day photo workshops on Monday, October 6. For two weeks, professional and aspiring professional photographers from around the world may participate in one-day intensive training workshops. The event runs through October 20 in over 100 cities throughout the U.S., Canada, Korea and Australia and is open to both PPA members and non-members.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7319451-professional-photographers-of-america-ppa-super-1-day-photo-workshop/
Award-winning filmmaker Darryl Roberts takes an unflinching look at the insidious effects of our culture's preoccupation with sex in “America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth” premiering this fall across the United States.
“America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth,” is an important yet disconcerting film that both informs and warns viewers that our fixation with sex is adversely affecting our culture, leading to a public health crisis and even worse, the escalation of violence against women and children.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7308551-monte-nido-america-the-beautiful-3-sexualization-youth-darryl-roberts-exposes-obsession/
De costa a costa, miles de familias necesitadas se han beneficiado de las donaciones de leche hechas al Proyecto Alimento: Leche para America, el primer programa nacional cuya meta es entregar la tan deseada y rica en nutrientes leche a familias necesitadas.
Desde abril, Feeding America se ha asociado con las compañías lácteas y los granjeros productores de leche para el Proyecto Alimento: Leche para America. Esta iniciativa hace que sea fácil donar leche a las personas de la comunidad que la necesiten, gracias a un simple “clic” del “ratón” (www.lecheparaamerica.com) o un mensaje de texto ( envíe la palabra “Milk”al 27722 ). Pero todavía queda mucho más trabajo por hacer para poder entregar leche a los más de 46.5 millones de estadounidenses que reciben ayuda anualmente de Feeding America.
Para ver el Multimedia News Release, vaya a http://www.multivu.com/players/Spanish/7318151-great-american-milk-drive-providing-nutrient-rich-milk-to-america-s-food-banks/
In the spirit of fall’s football season, Clayton Homes, America’s largest homebuilder*, is launching a nationwide sweepstakes that will give participants the chance to win one of three dream vacations, including a trip to the pro football championship game.
The Enjoy Life Sweepstakes**, which launched on Sept. 2 and ends on Nov. 30, will choose the winner of one prize at the end of each month.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7313651-clayton-homes-2014-enjoy-life-sweepstakes-football-vacation/
Not being able to see well is no laughing matter. That’s why nationally renowned standup comedian and radio personality Rickey Smiley has teamed up with America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses to create the Rickey Smiley Eyewear line and give more people the opportunity to see well and look good, too. Now available in 12 styles, these fashion-forward frames feature hot color combinations and distinguished finishes and textures – and are reasonably priced.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7308451-america-s-best-rickey-smiley-launch-stylish-affordable-fashion-frames-eyewear/
Design and architecture fans now have the opportunity to tour the first-ever Real Simple and This Old House “2014 Dream Home of the Year”.
The luxury-quality, award-winning Breezehouse built by Blu® Homes, Inc. (“Blu”), America’s leading provider of premium prefab homes, is the epitome of a Southern California “Dream Home” and is packed with inspiration, resources and ideas to help visitors bring their own “dream home” to life. The L.A. Dream Home, which will be featured in the September issue of both Real Simple and This Old House magazines, is open to the public to tour the weekends of September 13-14; September 20-21; and September 27-28. Admission is free. More information, including how to use convenient shuttles to visit the house, can be found at www.bluhomes.com/designsmart.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7043256-blu-homes-breezehouse-awarded-2014-dream-home-of-the-year-by-real-simple-and-this-old-house/