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Governor Rick Perry to be Honored at Dallas Downtown Pregnancy Center “Light of Life” Event

Join the Downtown Pregnancy Center for its annual “Light of Life” fundraising dinner and gala. Keynote speaker, Texas Governor Rick Perry, will be honored for his leadership in the pro-life cause as the Downtown Pregnancy Center celebrates 252 babies saved last year.

Who:
• Rick Perry, Governor of the State of Texas
• Carolyn Cline, Executive Director, Downtown Pregnancy Center
• DPC Clients sharing personal stories

When:
Saturday, September 26, 2009
VIP Reception with Governor Perry – 5:30 – 6:15 pm
Dinner & Gala – 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Where: The Fairmont Hotel – 1717 N. Akard Street – Dallas TX 75201

Downtown Pregnancy Center (DPC) is Empowering Women Through Knowledge. Founded in 1994 to serve women and their partners who found themselves in an unplanned pregnancy, all services provided are confidential, and offered without cost to clients. The DPC provides pregnancy testing, sonograms, options counseling, and STD screening and treatment in addition to sexual health, prenatal and parenting education. Clients are invited to join the EARN WHILE YOU LEARN program where they can earn vouchers to purchase needed maternity and baby items while participating in educational programs. The compassionate care given by the dedicated staff and volunteers of the DPC provides a safe place for women to make an informed decision during a difficult and challenging time in her life. Please visit: www.downtownpc.org.

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Jumeirah Emirates Towers Takes Charity To New Heights

The Big Apple at Jumeirah Emirates Towers has announced it will organise the sixth annual Vertical Marathon in association with Médecins Sans Frontières and the Red Crescent Society.

All 1334 stairs of the iconic Jumeirah Emirates Towers will spring into action on May 29th as participants take part in this novel charity marathon. The event is being organised by The Big Apple gym in the Boulevard at Jumeirah Emirates Towers to benefit Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) with the support of the Red Crescent Society.

Enthusiastic runners will epitomise the term ‘early risers’; kicking off at 8.00 am they will ascend the 52 floors and 265 metres of the Office Tower of Jumeirah Emirates Towers which stands at 350 metres tall. Whilst raising their heartbeats and spirits they will also be raising resources and awareness for charity.

Upon completion participants can relax and enjoy a buffet created by the award-winning chefs of Jumeirah Emirates Towers, in appreciation of their charitable athleticism

For the safety and comfort of all participants, the marathon will commence at 30 second intervals for individuals and one minute for group entries. Men, women and children of all fitness levels are encouraged to enter what promises to be a fun and energetic community event to support good health and good will.

In years gone by, the event has raised a cumulative total of AED 531,408.20 for the Nobel Prize winning humanitarian organisation MSF which provides emergency medical care around the world.

Yannis Anagnostakis, General Manager of Jumeirah Emirates Towers, commented: “It is the sixth time that Jumeirah Emirates Towers are supporting this charitable event together with MSF and we are delighted to be a part of this humanitarian cause. For The Big Apple, ensuring the health and wellbeing of our members is paramount all year round, the Vertical Marathon provides the perfect opportunity for individuals to take on a personal initiative that will benefit their personal health, and support that of the worldwide community in what is a fun and inspiring event”.

Kourtnie Schaefer, Events and Partnership Coordinator, MSF shared the enthusiasm:”We are honoured that the community has been charitable and enthusiastic in their support of what is now the Vertical Marathon 2009 with Jumeirah Emirates Towers. The significance of this event is that it is not only fun and exciting to participate in; it also serves as a platform in which we can raise funds and awareness about the medical assistance MSF offers to populations. Once again we thank the support of those who have come out in the past, and look forward to seeing familiar and new faces at the 2009 Vertical Marathon”.

About the Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts are regarded as among the most luxurious and innovative in the world and have won numerous international travel and tourism awards. The Dubai-based luxury international hotel management group encompasses the world renowned Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel and recognised as the symbol of Dubai, the multi-award winning Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai, the Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and the Jumeirah Essex House in New York.

The Jumeirah Group portfolio also includes Jumeirah Living, Talise, The Taste Department, Wild Wadi water park, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management and Jumeirah Retail.

Building on this success, Jumeirah Group became a member of Dubai Holding in 2004, a collection of leading Dubai based businesses and projects, initiating a new phase of growth and development for the group.

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Bringing The Sierra To The State Capital: Sierra Nevada Leaders Honored With Vision 2020 Award In Sacramento

Some of the greatest things happen under conditions of adversity and at Sierra Business Council we’re committed to approaches that create opportunity from those exact circumstances. Community members, organizations, and businesses are still doing great work, doubling their efforts, and calling for change despite the economic downturn and the uncertainty we face.

Each year, the regional sustainability non-profit, Sierra Business Council, hosts an event to recognize and encourage leadership in the Sierra, honoring community members as their work continues to achieve excellence in projects and approaches that foster community vitality, environmental quality, economic prosperity, and social fairness.

Throughout the Sierra, we recognize the growing need to bridge the divide between rural and urban communities in California. Bringing our Vision 2020 celebration to Sacramento does just that. Steve Frisch, SBC President

As a way to highlight the issue, this year’s theme for the Vision 2020 Awards is a Sierra Getaway Party. This free event is open to anyone who wants to “escape to the Sierra” for the evening.

Sierra Business Council’s 2008 Vision 2020 Awards Celebration features presentations from Vision 2020 Award winners and appetizers and dessert sourced from the Sierra with the help of the Placer Gold Slow Food chapter.

This year’s winners include the partnership between Executive Chef Mark Estee of Moody’s Bistro & Lounge, Baxter’s Bistro and Lounge, and Founder of Burger Me in Truckee, CA and Gary Romano from Sierra Valley Farms. This duo has demonstrated support for sustainable food in the Sierra Valley, Lake Tahoe and Placer County areas. Gary and Mark’s relationship demonstrates commitment to local farmers and sustainable agriculture.

John Wentworth of Mammoth Lakes is being honored for his accomplishments with Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access (MLTPA). MLTPA has worked diligently to bring much-deserved focus and attention to the future of the Mammoth community and its critical relationship with environmental resources. MLTPA has engaged with Town government, federal agencies, other nonprofits, the public, and private businesses to work collaboratively toward its mission.

Paul Hardy, Executive Director of Feather River Land Trust, has been awarded for his achievement in building one of the most effective and enduring land trusts in California. Paul has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to partnership and collaboration and has imparted a strong ethic of conservation among many leaders.

Phil Carville, President and CEO of Carville Sierra Inc., a family owned and operated development company, is being awarded for his outstanding work on the Loma Rica Ranch project in the City of Grass Valley. Phil has become one of the region’s most determined spokesmen for New Urbanism, Traditional Neighborhood Design, and Smart Growth within the Sierra Nevada.

SBC’s 2008 Vision 2020 Awards Celebration takes place on Thursday, March 19, 2009 from 6:00-10:00pm and is hosted at The Grand Ballroom in Sacramento, CA located at 629 J Street. Please visit www.sbcouncil.org for more information.

RSVP requested at www.sbcouncil.org/celebratesierra

Sierra Business Council is hosting a press conference for its annual Vision 2020 Awards starting promptly at 5:30pm at The Grand Ballroom the evening of the 19th. Press packet can be found online at www.sbcouncil.org Tuesday the 17th.

About Sierra Business Council
The Sierra Business Council serves the entire Sierra Nevada region. As a nonprofit association of more than 750 businesses, agencies, and individual members, Sierra Business Council is committed to promoting a new perspective on regional wealth while emphasizing collaboration in planning and policy making.

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Helping Kids Reach for the Stars

Host a rocketry contest. The contest, which is designed to be run by local organizations, is safe, easy and affordable. Compete locally. Celebrate nationally. Contestants get to build and launch a rocket and are entered in a national contest. Sponsors receive recognition and the satisfaction of Helping Kids Reach for the Stars. Nothing draws more attention than a rocket launch.

Jack and Kathy Colpas are retired public school educators. Their Helping Kids Reach for the Stars model rocketry program has recently been designated as an Educational Outreach of the Christa McAuliffe ~ Challenger Center. This year Barbara Morgan, Christa’s successor in NASA’s Teacher-in-Space program will fly into orbit. To celebrate the program’s designation and to honor these amazing women, Jack and Kathy are launching the Reach for the Stars rocket contest.

Compete locally. Celebrate nationally. The contest, which is designed to be run by local organizations, is safe, easy and affordable. Everyone benefits. All contestants get a reusable Estes rocket as well as the unforgettable experience of launching a solid-fuel powered model hundreds of feet into the sky. They also receive a commemorative achievement certificate – suitable for framing. Each certificate bears an inspirational quote from Christa McAuliffe. Sponsors receive recognition and the satisfaction of Helping Kids Reach for the Stars. Nothing draws more attention than a rocket launch. These events are often covered by the news media.

Running a local event is as easy as 3, 2, 1. Three – find at least twelve contestants and order supplies. Two – build and launch your rockets. One – award certificates and prizes. Special pricing brings the total cost down to ten to twelve dollars per contestant. In most cases that is less than the list price of the rocket alone. A step-by-step video and on-line help are available to guide you. More information is at www.TheRocketman.net. There are contest levels for ages eight to adult. Time and supplies are limited. Get started now.

Results from local events are entered in the national contest. National winners get to launch their rockets with the original Rocket Boys at the October Sky Festival in Coalwood, West Virginia and see author Homer Hickam. They will also receive an engraved, wood model of the space shuttle as well as other prizes.

In 1957 the Russians ignited the Space Race by launching Sputnik – the earth’s first man-made satellite. Since then we have witnessed men on the moon, space stations, Mars landings, even the sampling of a comet’s tail. Celebrate 50 years of space flight with our Reach for the Stars contest. Everyone remembers their first rocket launch. What other activity can you say that about?

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