Atkinson Town Hall

Atkinson Town Hall
The Norman Rockwellian picture of Atkinson

There is a NEW POLL at Right--------------------->

Don't forget to VOTE!
Make your voice heard!

Welcome Message and Mission Statement

Welcome to the NEW Atkinson Reporter! Under new management, with new resolve.

The purpose of this Blog is to pick up where the Atkinson Reporter has left off. "The King is dead, Long live the King!" This Blog is a forum for the discussion of predominantly Atkinson; Officials, People, Ideas, and Events. You may give opinion, fact, or evaluation, but ad hominem personal attacks will not be tolerated, or published. The conversation begun on the Atkinson Reporter MUST be continued!

This Blog will not fall to outside hacks from anyone, especially insecure public officials afraid of their constituents criticism.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Atkinson event targeted cancer

From the Eagle Tribune;

Atkinson event targeted cancer

ATKINSON — On Oct. 3, Vanessa Underwood of Underwood's Sports and Fitness held the third annual Livestrong event at the Community Center.

This day is the Lance Armstrong Foundation's global initiative to make cancer a national priority. The day was a big success, according to Underwood.

It was a day to advocate, educate and celebrate. Everyone from age 9 to 90 warmed up with a zumba dance. Fundraising raffles were available and everyone enjoyed the luncheon.

There also was an optional Boot Camp circuit to "boot cancer."

Guests were able to write heartfelt messages or honor family and friends touched by cancer on fabric squares which will become the 2010 Livestrong quilt.

Many people volunteered to share their personal stories of how cancer has in some way touched their lives on camera. These stories will be part of a future video. This was a time for sharing one's journey, offering hope, advice, support and wisdom to all those affected by cancer.

Reiki therapy and blood pressure screenings were available.

The event ended with a circle of blessings.

No comments: