Mission Monday ~ Stories of Hope

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Lessons From the Olympics Help Shannon Miller Through Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Seven-time Olympic medalist Shannon Miller says lessons she learned while training for gymnastics competitions helped her endure the rigors of treatment for ovarian cancer. “A huge part of my success as an athlete was that I had the mental game. To get through the toughest moments of treatment I relied on goal setting and keeping that positive mentality,” said Miller.

Miller was 33 when she found out she had ovarian cancer. It was fall 2010 and she had almost skipped her regular women’s health exam. She was a new mother to 1-year-old Rocco, had recently launched her company, Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women, and just felt too busy with life and work to go for a checkup. But just as she was calling to cancel the appointment, she had a change of heart.

Read the entire article from the American Cancer Society HERE.

2017 Event Leadership Interest Form

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Mission Monday ~ Stories of Hope

Survivor Speaks Out about Life After Multiple Myeloma

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Enjoying Every Moment

Blennau and his family have learned to appreciate the small moments in life – from spending quality time with one another to having a new perspective on his passion for teaching. “Sometimes it really feels like slow motion, and I think we were rushing through life a little bit,” Blennau said.

Go to cancer.org to read other STORIES OF HOPE

Mission Monday ~ How Healthy Is Your Salad?

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Salad is a healthy choice for lunch or dinner, isn’t it? That depends on what’s in it, or perhaps more importantly, what’s on it.

Dressing, cheese, and bacon add calories and fat that can sabotage your healthy eating plans. Follow these tips to keep your salads healthy without sacrificing flavor.

  • Choose a variety of fresh, colorful vegetables at their peak flavor, like dark green kale, red bell peppers, orange carrots, and red onions.
  • Skip fatty toppings like cheese, bacon, nuts, and seeds. If you must indulge, use only a little.
  • Use less salad dressing. In restaurants, ask for the dressing on the side. Try adding it with a fork instead of a spoon.
  • Experiment with parsley, garlic, oregano, basil, chives, rosemary, thyme, and other herbs; sprinkle them on your salad or add them to a simple vinaigrette made with olive oil.
  • At the salad bar, pass up high-calorie add-ons like coleslaw, potato salad, and creamy fruit salad.
  • Add variety to your salad with high-fiber, lower calorie items like beans, raw vegetables, and fresh and dried fruit.

Get inspired with more healthy recipes from the American Cancer Society.

Article by Stacy Simon

Events for Relay Weekend – 7/16-17/16

Get your Relay on!

7/16/16  2pm    Relay for Life Finale- Live Performers        

Join us for a day and night of LIVE music in support of Relay for Life.
1PM- Erin Frog
2PM- Max Kleene
3PM- Jacq Kuik
4PM- Lee Winegarden
5PM- Savannah Rain
6PM-Collin Martin
7PM- Dominoe Effect

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7/16/16       1pm    Relay for Life Finale -DJ’s        

Come join us as our SL DJs spin some great music for you all in support of Relay for Life.
1PM-3PM Nick Wildcat
3PM-5PM Charity Corleone
5PM-7PM DJ Corri
7PM-9PM Scorpion Swansen

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7/16/16         1:30pm    Relay for Life Finale -Dance Troupes        

Come join us for the amazing dance troupes performing for Relay for Life. Please come join these great events.

1:30 PM – Mer Ballet
3:00 PM – First Step Dance Team
4:30 PM – Mynx Dance
7:00 PM – Phoenix Dance

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7/16-17/16    ONCE UPON A CURious GIRL

ONCE UPON A CURious GIRL HUNT.  Fundraiser for RFL SL.  $1L gifts.
July 16 – July 17

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7/16/16    16:00:00    Patsy Cline    Highland Knights of Avalon  
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inverness%20City/50/130/22

The Highland Knights of Avalon invite you to join us at The Loch Ness Inn, in the glorious Highlands of Scotland where Patsy Cline will be making an appearance at her very own Tribute Concert!

4 pm – 6 pm – Sat 16th June
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7/17/16    04:00:00    Over The Rainbow Lap Tunes        

Hearts & Souls brings you our 5th annual wakeup set in the Activity Sims. A colorful set of tunes with a virtual breakfast spread. Take your track break with us!  SLURL tbd. Grab LM from campsite poster or watch Volunteers group.

Events for 7/15/16

Relay weekend starts tomorrow!

7/15/16      6pm     Super Heroes for Relay For Life    Meli’s Maniacs 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amarantha/23/149/1501

Join Meli’s Maniacs at Club Amaranth for a Super Heroes event … and by Super Heroes we don’t just mean those guys and girls from the comic books … anyone you consider a hero counts.

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7/15/2016    6:00 AM    Circle of Life – Masquerade    Circle of Life  

 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Farhaven/53/250/2995 

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July 15
6pm to 8pm
*****RFL Event****
Music by DJ Shay
Tonight’s dance is also a fund raiser for RFL Of SL! All funds donated go towards fighting cancer!

The theme for tonight is …..
CIrcle of Life – Masquerade

Wear your most amazing in Masquerade outfits ! Contest for the best dressed