WHAT: Community leaders and supporters from across the nation will gather Saturday, June 9, at the Arnot-Roberts Winery in Healdsburg, Calif., for the start of the fourth annual Velo & Vines Century Ride along the rolling hills and valleys of the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River.
Brother and sister Leto (age 8) and older sister Nichole (age 9), two recent UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation grant recipients from Hopland, Calif., will announce the start of the race. Accompanied by their family, they will stop at the various rest stops to encourage the riders along the route.
UHCCF provides medical grants that help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plans. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 15,000 grants valued at over $40 million to children and their families across the United States. In California, children and families have been awarded over 300 grants totaling more than $760,000 since 2013.
UHCCF grants are funded by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group employees. The 2018 UHCCF Velo & Vines Century Ride is hosted by the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation, and sponsored by Arnot-Roberts Winery and Three Rivers Provider Network. All proceeds fund UHCCF medical grants. Since 2015, cyclists, supporters and sponsors of Velo & Vines Century Ride have raised nearly $325,000 for the foundation.
If you would like to ride, sponsor or donate to the Velo & Vines Century Ride, you can sign up online (https://www.crowdrise.com/2018VeloVinesUHCCFCenturyRide).
WHO: Cyclists, event supporters and community leaders
Nichole and Leto, UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation grant recipient
UnitedHealthcare executives and volunteers
WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2018
8 a.m. – Ride starts/kick off (Registration starts at 7 a.m.)
Noon – Riders begin arriving back for post-event ceremony
WHERE: Arnot-Roberts Winery
33 Healdsburg Ave.
VISUALS: Cyclists riding throughout Sonoma County; kick-off and celebration activities; interview opportunities with local participants, community supporters and UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation’s supporters and local grant recipient.
About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation:
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 15,000 grants valued at over $40 million to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more, please visit www.uhccf.org.
Why do some people dive, some survive and others thrive? The answer, Randall Bell, Ph.D., reveals, is surprisingly simple: choices.
Bell, a socio-economist and the CEO of Landmark Research Group, has developed an easy-to-follow formula for authentic growth and success based upon 25 years of behavioral research.
In his book, Me We Do Be: The Four Cornerstones of Success, Bell masterfully interweaves stories from his consulting work on high-profile cases — including Chernobyl, the World Trade Center, and O.J. Simpson — with findings from behavioral studies and his own survey of 5,000 people to reveal the daily habits that can make or break both personal and professional growth and success.
In Me We Do Be, Bell explains that all behaviors can be organized into four cornerstones:
• Me is quality thinking that builds wisdom.
• We habits form quality relationships.
• Do actions build productivity.
• Be designs the future.
There is no one-size-fits-all definition of success. For some, it’s making money. For others it’s having a loving family, winning a competition, completing a degree or beating cancer. The power of Me We Do Be is that it connects all the dots and creates a fresh perspective for moving forward, allowing readers to define what success means to them as individuals, while sharing the foundational elements that apply to everyone.
Previously, the author led a national practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world’s largest consulting ﬁrm. He has consulted on hundreds of cases, including the Flight 93 Crash Site, the BP Oil Spill, Hurricane Katrina and the nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll.
Often a guest of the media, Bell has been proﬁled in The Wall Street Journal, People magazine, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, 20/20, Entertainment Tonight and by newscasters on every major television network.
Please see Dr. Bell in a recent appearance on The Today Show.
Robert G. Allen, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Creating Wealth: “A fascinating blend of personal anecdotes from Dr. Bell’s vast professional experience interspersed with powerful quotes, insights and a timeless list of valuable habits designed to improve any life. There are many golden nuggets in here.”
Jeffrey W. Hayzlett, New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Mirror Test: “Some think that complex problems require complex solutions. This is not always true. The four cornerstones of Me We Do Be are a simple, effective way to ignite passion in any life or business!”
Steve Alten, New York Times Best-Selling Author: “Eye-opening … Randall Bell’s Me We Do Be is as inspiring as Napoleon Hill’s classic Think and Grow Rich.”
Bob Proctor, Best-Selling Author of You Were Born Rich: “Me We Do Be shows how the little things we do can have a dramatic impact on our quality of life; it’s that one small adjustment that can make the difference between winning and losing. Read, learn and act on the great information provided in this book.”
For more information on Randall Bell and his motivational book, please visit the website: www.drbell.com.
Available online and at fine bookstores everywhere.
“Pilgrimage Music Festival, held just south of Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee, established itself as a festival to watch.” – Rolling Stone
“The festival favors rock, country, gospel, pop, Americana and the intersection of all of the above, and the rest of the roster reflects this.” – Billboard
“While the growing number of music festivals across the country continue to pump out similar-looking lineup posters, genre-focused events like Pilgrimage will most likely see plenty of both pop and country music-loving attendees walk through its gates come September.” – AXS
Passes for the fourth annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin, TN September 22 and 23, 2018 are now on sale. Pilgrimage announced their lineup earlier this week that will entice music lovers to #MakeThePilgrimage to The Park at Harlinsdale for two unforgettable days of music, art and culture set against the natural amphitheaters with memorable performances by Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, Hozier, Brandi Carlile and more in an intimate setting. The full 2018 lineup includes:
Jack White * Chris Stapleton * Lionel Richie
Hozier * Brandi Carlile * Counting Crows
Amos Lee * Bleachers * Lord Huron * Dawes
Maggie Rogers * Elle King * Mat Kearney
Valerie June * The Struts * Jade Bird * Kevin Griffin * Keb’ Mo’
The White Buffalo * Pete Yorn * The Record Company
Caitlyn Smith * John Moreland * The Infamous Stringdusters
Tall Heights * Tyminski * Aaron Lee Tasjan * Jillian Jacqueline
Low Cut Connie * Donovan Woods * Courtney Marie Andrews
Rebirth Brass Band * Wild Rivers * Joshua Hedley * Caroline Rose
Robert Finley * Devon Gilfillian *Whitney Rose * Lilly Hiatt
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers * AHI * Liz Longley * Hannah Dasher
Josh Martin * Bishop Gunn * Ralph’s World + Friends * Siama’s Congo Roots * 123 Andrés
Mister G * Cajun Mike * Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers + more
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Experience why Rolling Stone called Pilgrimage “a festival to watch” and “one of the South’s premier festivals” by The Tennessean with a 2-Day Pilgrimage pass ($185) OR 2-Day VIP Village pass ($975) as well as on-site parking passes for $60 while limited supplies last. The VIP Village is presented in partnership with Strategic Hospitality of Nashville. Want to bring the kids? No problem! Pilgrimage has something for everyone and children 10 and under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult Pilgrimage Pass. To purchase your passes, please visit www.pilgrimagefestival.com/tickets.
This year the festival unveiled an exclusive new experience called The Grand Champion Experience with Blackberry Farm– a heralded culinary, event and hotel venue in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The Grand Champion pass includes all the amenities provided in the VIP Village Experience, plus even more exclusive access to live performances, with Blackberry Farm culinary & beverage delights at the Festival, and a private Friday night banquet.
This year Pilgrimage will also feature a Made South Maker Village with over 60 local and regional craft vendors and Bell’s Brewery Craft Beer Hall with televised SEC and NFL football games. You can also experience the Millville, TN Market as well as the Farm to Turntable food truck park featuring 18 local food trucks including bars and shaded center court. Between sets, celebrate the musical heritage of the Deep South with the Americana Music Triangle Experience. And everything is conveniently located to historic downtown Franklin, TN at The Park at Harlinsdale! Festival-goers can plan their trip to Franklin as well as get more information and lodging suggestions at visitfranklin.com.
Pilgrimage would also like to welcome the following brand partners to the Pilgrimage family this year which include Bell’s Brewery, ASCAP, Citibank, Deep South Studios, The Frye Company, George Dickel, Kirkland’s, Maui Jim, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Visit Franklin as well as the Americana Music Triangle Experience partners (Visit Franklin, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, State of Tennessee Tourism Development, Alabama Tourism Department, Florence Lauderdale Tourism, Ryman Auditorium, Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau, State of Arkansas, New Orleans Jazz Museum, and the Country Music Hall of Fame).
A very special thanks to the community partners including Americana Music Triangle, Heritage Foundation, Friends of Franklin Parks, MusiCares®, City of Franklin, Visit Franklin and Williamson Chamber of Commerce.
The festival continues to drive tourism dollars to Williamson County and the Pilgrimage Foundation, the festival’s non-profit arm, will donate a portion of each ticket sale to benefit the City of Franklin and Friends of Franklin Parks. In addition, a portion of ticket sales will also benefit MusiCares, a nonprofit organization that was established by the Recording Academy™ to provide a wide range of emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources to members of the music community.
PUR ATTITUDE™ LAUNCHES ADVANCED CELL RENEWAL NIGHT CRÈME
An Overnight Skincare Product with Natural Polymer Time-Released Technology, Bio-Advanced Peptides and Fermented Oil
PUR attitude™ released Advanced Cell Renewal Night Crème, a high-performance anti-aging cream that delivers key ingredients into the skin overnight via a natural polymer time-released technology. The cream also leverages bio-advanced peptides that oxygenate the skin and promote cell renewal, and fermented oil to improve youthful suppleness of the skin.
“The beauty of the PUR attitude brand is that we can deliver such advanced technology using safe ingredients,” said Jerry Rayman, President of PUR attitude. “The science behind anti-aging skincare is developing at a rapid rate. The products have better performance than ever before. PUR attitude is delighted to deliver yet another high-performing product to the marketplace.”
Advanced Cell Renewal Night Crème is enhanced with the power of natural Hyaluronix™ technology, which delivers up to one thousand times its weight in water, binding moisture deeply into the skin. This night cream uses a complex of three different molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid—combined with glucosamine and ceramides—to create a delivery system that encapsulates and time-releases key ingredients deep within the lower layers of the skin. The cream also delivers a bio-advanced peptide technology along with Acetyle Hexapeptide-3, which has been proven to help reduce the signs of aging.
While the health benefits of eating fermented, probiotic foods are widely accepted in the food industry at this time, their use in skin care is relatively new. Fermenting natural oils restructures complex molecules, transforming them into tiny “superfoods” for the skin, providing faster absorption that results in healthier, younger-looking skin. Advanced Cell Renewal Night Crème uses a fermented olive oil for superior performance.
Each product in the PUR attitude line is dermatologist tested and approved, backed by independent clinical studies, and follows the brand’s standards for “Safe Beauty,” avoiding harsh chemicals, parabens, PEG’s, glycols, sulfates, petro-chemicals, synthetic fragrances and artificial dyes.
Advanced Cell Renewal Night Crème is available in 1 fl oz at a retail price of$59. (This is approximately a six-week supply, when used once daily). For more information, visit www.PURattitude.com.
About PUR attitude
Based in Boca Raton, Florida, PUR attitude products contain only safe beauty ingredients and are not diluted with water. More than 1,300 chemicals have been banned from the company’s lab, which adheres to strict EU standards. All formulations for the brand were developed by David Pollock, a beauty innovation chemist with more than 20 years of experience formulating products for some of the most recognized names in the industry.
Perfect HSN gifts for the Holidays
A stellar lineup of music legends, including JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder and DJ Khaled, will raise funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria and the Mexico earthquakes with their performance at the annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn concert event.
The annual TIDAL X Brooklyn event brings together incredible performers in an effort to raise awareness and funds for organisations that support relief and recovery for those affected by the unprecedented natural disasters. This year’s concert is hosted by Angie Martinez and includes JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Kaskade, Iggy Azalea, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Daddy Yankee and more with special appearances by Rosie Perez and Lin-Manuel Miranda. 100% of all ticket sales will benefit organisations helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and the earthquakes that have affected Mexico over the last few weeks.
The event is proudly sponsored by BACARDĺ, who is committed to supporting communities impacted including Puerto Rico, Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and The Bahamas – all areas which are considered home to the brand and to its operations, offices and employees. In response to the damage caused by the hurricanes and earthquakes, the brand has firmly committed over $4.3 million in donations to relief agencies supporting the communities impacted.
Architects for Animals “Giving Shelter” Event October 19 in Southern California’s Culver City to Benefit Local Non-Profit FixNation
One of this year’s most innovative design events, Architects for Animals® “Giving Shelter” exhibit, returns to the Herman Miller Showroom in Culver City on Thursday, October 19th 2017. The event is expected to be a sold-out fundraiser for LA-based non-profit FixNation, which provides free spay/neuter services for the city’s skyrocketing population of homeless cats.
LA’s top architecture and design firms as well as individual architects and designers have been invited to design, build and donate one-of-a-kind and functional outdoor dwellings for cats. Shelters will be displayed at a cocktail reception attended by the public, VIPs and media representatives. Also on display: cat food bowls decorated by feline-loving celebrities such as Jay Leno, Beau Bridges, Elvira, William Shatner, Clint Eastwood, Eric Dickerson, Tricia Helfer and Morgan Fairchild, which will be available for purchase via an online auction.
“These cat shelters are absolutely remarkable,” says FixNation’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Karn Myers. “They will help raise awareness about homeless cats and provide practical solutions that can be implemented throughout our community.”
This year’s event has added significance as the organization honors Myer’s late husband, Mark Dodge. The couple co-founded FixNation 10 years ago.
Los Angeles is home to one of the nation’s largest populations of homeless felines, an estimated one to three million cats. FixNation is a model for successful Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and humane colony management programs across the country and around the world.
“Many communities use lethal methods in an attempt to control the population of stray, abandoned and feral cats. Such methods are not only horribly cruel, they simply don’t work,” explains Myers. “We founded FixNation because we believe TNR is a much more effective and compassionate alternative. Our mission is to manage colonies of homeless ‘community cats’ and gradually reduce their number through humane sterilization.”
The event is open to the public from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the HermanMiller Showroom: 3641 Holdrege Ave, Los Angeles CA 90016. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased online or at the door.
Photos of the 2016 Architect for Animals “Giving Shelter” creative designs can be found here.
FixNation is an award-winning Los Angeles-based non-profit that supports Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs for homeless cats. The organization provides free spay and neuter services for homeless cats as well as low-cost services for pet cats. Founded in 2007, FixNation has cared for nearly 150,000 cats to date. Details at fixnation.org.
About Architects for Animals®
Architects for Animals® by Feral Design Group LLC is an awareness raising initiative that plans one-night events benefiting select animal welfare organizations. Participating architecture and design firms as well as individual architects and designers design, build and donate creative outdoor shelters to provide animals with refuge from the elements. Details at architectsforanimals.com.