Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, experiential learning programs for girls age eight to thirteen years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development..
The objective of Girls on the Run is to educate and empower girls at an early age in order to prevent the display of at-risk activities in the future. At risk activities include substance/alcohol use, eating disorders, early onset of sexual activity, sedentary lifestyle, depression, suicide attempts and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.
2011 will be the inaugural year for the Wasatch Osteoporosis 5K and 1-Mile walk. We are very excited to join the campaign in raising awareness, promoting prevention, and encouraging treatment for osteoporosis in Utah. We hope to continue this tradition annually and expand our efforts to eventually include other distance races and events as well.
The race and walk will be held on October 22, 2011 and will start at 8am. It will be located at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake City. Please register now and then join us on October 22, 2011 for the 5K race or come participate in the 1-mile walk if you are just getting started building healthy bones.
Wasatch Osteoporosis Race has been initiated with 3 primary goals in mind:
1) Raising Awareness of osteoporosis.
One of the first steps in impacting the community and inspiring Utah residents to address osteoporosis as a disease is education and broader understanding regarding the disease process itself and the health risks that osteoporosis poses. 2) Promoting Prevention of osteoporosis.
Very simple steps can be taken initially to start on the path to building healthier, stronger bones. One important, central first step is regular weight-bearing exercise. This can be something as simple as walking in your community or participating in events like the Wasatch Osteoporosis 5K race or 1-mile walk.
3) Encouraging Treatment of osteoporosis.
If your physician has diagnosed you with osteoporosis, medical or pharmacologic treatment may be appropriate even beyond lifestyle and diet choices and/or changes. Supplemental vitamin D and calcium as well as prescription medications at the direction of your physician may be required to treat osteoporotic bones.
The Walk4Hearing, produced by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), is the largest walk of its kind in the country that raises awareness and helps to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss. The HLAA Walk4Hearing is held in multiple cities across the country. Since 2006, over 18,000 walkers have stepped up and helped raise money for programs and services for people with hearing loss and their families. Money raised is shared between the national organization and local Walk sites.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Sugar House Park
1300 East 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT Directions
Captioning and hearing assistive technology at chapter meetings to make them accessible
Scholarships for students with hearing loss towards college tuition
Funding for hearing aids and devices for people who cannot afford them
Installation of hearing assistive technology in public places
Captioning of live theater productions
Seminars on coping with hearing loss for families
Why We Walk? We walk because hearing loss is a public health issue in the United States.
36 million people have some form of hearing loss
22 million have noise-induced hear loss that could be prevented
More than 59,000 military members have disability status for hearing loss from current wars.
30 school-aged children per 1,000 have a hearing loss
Most of us give little thought to our ears until we have a problem hearing. The sounds go into our ears and up to the brain and we hear. Unlike our eyes, our ears never close. Hearing is effortless. Many people don’t know where to find the information and support they need to overcome the communication obstacles that hearing loss creates.
People with a passion for hearing loss issues get involved for many reasons either they have a hearing loss themselves or they want to show support for family members or someone they know with hearing loss. Parents of children with hearing loss walk as families and meet other parents along the way and share experiences. Company teams walk to build workplace camaraderie. Alliance groups such as schools for children who have hearing loss, hospitals, universities, and other non-profit hearing loss-related organizations, join the Walk4Hearing to raise money for their own projects.
All proceeds raised benefit the Christmas Box International, an emergency shelter and assessment center for children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. The Christmas Box International is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donation may be tax deductible. LIVE Band for children and family participants. Activity booths for kids. Meet and greet with the Jazz Bear, Star Wars Characters, and B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse). Opportunity Drawing also held throughout the morning. Enter for a chance to win an iPad plus other great prizes. Opportunity Drawing ticket cost $1 per ticker or $25 for 20 tickets
Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2011 from 7 to 10 am. During this event we will be accepting hazardous materials from your homes, including electronics, paint, yard and home chemicals, and medications for proper disposal. This is a free service offered to all Salt Lake County residents. Let’s all work to keep hazardous waste from our landfills and water supply. This event is sponsored by Salt Lake Valley Health, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities, and the Salt Lake City Police Department.
This non-competitive run/walk event takes place at the scenic Sugar House Park Saturday, August 6, 2011. Register early for the special fee of only $25/adult $10/child. Registered participants will recieve an event shirt and 10 game tickets included in the registration fee. Deadline to pre-register is August 5, 5 pm. Signing up the day of the event will be $30/adult $15/child (shirt not guaranteed). Game tickets will be sold 10 for $5 at the event. Only cash or checks will be accepted.
This is a wonderful opportunity to support a good cause. The Rocky Mountain Care Foundation is dedicated to promoting social welfare by supporting the essential health care needs of the under-served and infirm population. Through this fundraiser we hope to provide more funding for our Hospice and Community Outreach Volunteer programs. We had an entertaining and successful event last year and look forward to another great day. Thank you for assisting us in the great work we are carrying out!
Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 7 to 10 am. During this event we will be accepting hazardous materials from your homes, including electronics, paint, yard and home chemicals, and medications for proper disposal. This is a free service offered to all Salt Lake County residents. Let’s all work to keep hazardous waste from our landfills and water supply. This event is sponsored by Salt Lake Valley Health, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities, and the Salt Lake City Police Department.