Monthly Archives: September 2013

Income Generating Opportunities for Fistula Patients

I have written a few times about obstetric fistula in the past– it is such a preventable public health issue and it makes me want to yell from the rooftops so everyone knows about it. If more people know about … Continue reading

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day: September 26

I was contacted by Heather Von St. James, who told me she was a mesothelioma survivor and that she was trying to raise awareness of this little known cancer, which is caused by exposure to asbestos. It’s Mesothelioma Awareness Day … Continue reading

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Your Role as an Advocate in Ending Hunger

I recently saw a thought-provoking documentary called Place at the Table which is about hunger in America. There was a panel discussion afterwards and, long story short, a very passionate woman named Nancy Amidei, who runs the Civic Engagement Project, galvanized … Continue reading

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Teens in Public Service

It’s fall again! As the school year begins, I thought I would start out with an article about service learning and a neat organization called Teens in Public Service. Good information for those who want to get their kids more … Continue reading

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Diana Nyad Made It!

I know it has been a while since I last posted. I’ve missed writing regularly- I guess that’s what vacation does to you. I just got back from southern California last week and have been busy getting the kids ready … Continue reading

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