Community Health Fair – Family Friendly!

Community Health Fair – Family Friendly!

Community Health fair

family friendly!

By Justin Flowers

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Community Health Fair by the Methodist Sickle Cell Center

Sickle Cell Disease has been lost in the shuffle of illnesses people in our community battle for many years now. Many of you who are now reading this article are wondering what Sickle Cell Disease is. Which adds to the point. So what is Sickle Cell?

Sickle Cell Disease is a blood disorder that causes one’s red blood cells to become dehydrated and sickle-shaped. Which is nowhere near normal and causes a lot of complications. This is a genetic illness, which means that the only way to have Sickle Cell is to be born with is. Which is why education on Sickle Cell is so important! Methodist has done so much to help teach those affected by Sickle Cell about the disease. Doing so with the goal of breaking the sickle cycle. Knowing about Sickle Cell helps people avoid making decisions that will cause more kids to be born with the disease.

Sickle Cell causes many complications n someone’s life. Being that their red blood cells are abnormal, it is hard for those cells to flow through a person’s blood veins. Which causes A LOT of pain when what is called a “Sickle Cell Crisis” flares. This is the main problem someone living with this disease face, but there a many more. To list a few, many deals with bone deterioration, organ failure, blindness, depression, and anxiety, etc.

The Health Fair is aimed at bringing awareness to our community about Sickle Cell Disease and the importance of knowing your sickle status, as well as offering free health screenings, and education on living an all-around healthy life.  This event will occur inside Wilson Hall Gymnasium, located on the campus of Methodist University Hospital at 251 S. Claybrook (corner of Linden and S. Claybrook).
There will be face painting, line dancing, giveaways, food and much, much more.  Bring the whole family out to this event!

Let’s come out and get educated! Thus helping our community #BeAmazing! See you all there!

Health fair & sickle cell

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FASHION WEEK at the No More Silence Foundation

FASHION WEEK at the No More Silence Foundation

FASHION WEEK

at the no more silence foundation

By LaTrossica Wilson

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There are so many different programs and organizations for children that offer great ways to impact lives. However the No More Silence Foundation Center opened in May 2018 right here in the city of Memphis, offering unique ways through the arts to engage children and their families an opportunity that will impact their lives forever. The No More Silence Foundation is a non-profit organization pending as an exempt organization describe in section 501 (C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Our program also includes an A.R.T.S Summer Camp that is taking place this summer for children ages 4-14. A.R.T.S. stands for A REASON TO SURVIVE. Often time children feel as though they have no reason to live after being faced with adversity. Mrs. Wilson and her team is changing that mentality.

Each week of the A.R.T.S Summer Camp, we offer different themes to help with exposing and educating the campers. The week of June 11-June 15 was Fashion week. On Wednesday, June 13th, we celebrated National Sewing Machine Day and our National Fashion Day.

We invited Memphis’s own Jenni Graham. Ms. Graham is a fashion model, designer, fashion stylist, model coach, creative director, and the CEO of J.Chic Life Style Boutique.

Our goal for that day was to focus on the principals of art elements with designs and fashion. We had our campers to explore through creative areas of fashion using sewing machines, jewelry designs, fabric, patterns, styles, and a fashion show to model their designs down a yellow brick road made of posterboard.

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a new era in sickle cell

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“A New Era In Sickle Cell Disease.” That was the theme of this year’s Regional Sickle Cell Conference, hosted by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This theme couldn’t have been truer. It is truly a new era. Doctor’s from across the region came to Memphis and presented their research and other ways there are actively trying their best to make amazing progress in treatment.

One thing that really stands out to me most is the continuous fight to improve the way Sickle Cell patients are treated in the Emergency Departments and during hospital admissions. There has always been an issue surrounding the way people fighting Sickle Cell Disease were treated. Especially when they were in the ED crying of pain and begging the doctors for medications that would help ease the pain. So much was expressed about this topic. I really wish I could talk about everything that was brought up during this enlightening conference, but then you all would be reading forever.

One major thing to take away from this past Saturday, May 19th, is the interaction of both Patients and Doctors. Everyone had a chance to listen to one another and express their feelings, their concerns, and their hopes for the future of Sickle Cell. Being able to sit and listen to all the wonderful things that are coming soon to treat sickle cell pain is so comforting. Even more so, it is so important to mention that the Researchers are also actively looking for a way to cure this disease. I want to “jump the gun” and say that the wait may not be as long as some may think. The passion the doctors have for our lives has surely made a difference in our community. Their passion along with the drive of people living with Sickle Cell has really made progress a for sure thing.

In conclusion, it is time for a change! I plead with everyone reading this article to wake up and take note of this disease called Sickle Cell. It impacts many many many lives across the world! “A NEW ARE IN SICKLE CELL DISEASE!” Yes, it truly is.

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25 Buzzwords That Make Smart People Look Stupid

25 Buzzwords That Make Smart People Look Stupid

25 buzzwords 

that make smart people look stupid

by Travis Bradberry

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At first, euphemisms surfaced in the workplace to help people deal with touchy subjects that were difficult to talk about. Before long, they morphed into corporate buzzwords that expanded and took over our vocabulary until our everyday conversations started sounding like they’re taking place on another planet:

 

“Listen Ray, I don’t have the bandwidth for it with everything that’s on my plate, but ping me anyway because at the end of the day it’s on my radar and I don’t want to be thrown under the bus because I didn’t circle back around on this no-brainer.”

 

I understand the temptation. These phrases are spicy and they make you feel clever (low hanging fruit is a crutch of mine), but they also annoy the heck out of people.

If you think that you can use these phrases without consequence, you’re kidding yourself. Just pay close attention to how other people react to your using them, and you’ll see that these phrases don’t cast you in a favorable light.

 

After all, TalentSmart has tested the emotional intelligence of more than a million people and one of the biggest need areas for most people is social awareness. Most of us are so focused on what we’re saying and what we’re going to say next that we lose sight of how our words affect other people.

So give these words a read, think of how often you use some of them, and see if you can catch yourself before you use them again.

Have some fun with it, because at the end of the day if you don’t hit the ground running you can always go back to the drawing board and get the ball rolling…

Think outside the box

Thrown under the bus

Reinvent the wheel

Get the ball rolling

No brainer

Elephant in the room

Apples to apples

Win-win

Reinvent the wheel

Get the ball rolling

On my plate

Elephant in the room

Low hanging fruit

Let’s touch base

At the end of the day

It’s on my radar

Ping me

Get my managers blessing

Pay for the course

Bang for your buck

Synergy

Move the goal post

Circle back around

All hands on deck

Take this offline

Think outside the box

Thrown under the bus

Reinvent the wheel

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Kroger & United Way collect school supplies with “Fill The Basket” drives, July 16 & 17

Kroger & United Way collect school supplies with “Fill The Basket” drives, July 16 & 17

Kroger & United Way collect school supplies with “Fill The Basket” drives, July 16 & 17

THE DETAILS

Local Kroger stores, Youth United Way, and United Way of the Mid-South are helping provide Mid-South students with the supplies they need to succeed in school on July 16 and 17 with “Fill The Basket” collections at local Kroger stores.

Many families struggle to secure the supplies students need in time for the school year. This can lead to distractions in the classroom and problems completing assignments. With your help, more students will have the materials they need at the start of the next school year.

Students in the Youth United Way leadership program are helping lead this effort, partnering with local Kroger locations. Please make a difference in Mid-South education by visiting one of the Kroger locations below on Saturday, July 16th and/or Sunday, July 17th from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and drop off donations of school supplies.

Participating Kroger Locations:  

Shelby County / Memphis
Poplar / Highland | 3444 Plaza Avenue
Poplar & Kirby | 6660 Poplar Avenue (Germantown)
Riverdale & Shelby | 4770 Riverdale
Frayser | 2632 Frayser Blvd.
Whitehaven | 1212 E. Shelby Drive

Fayette County / Oakland
7265 US-64

Tipton County / Atoka
11630 US-51

If you need more information, please contact Karlisa Kuykindall at United Way via e-mailkarlisa.kuykindall@uwmidsouth.org

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