04 18 2015
  1:48 pm  
40 Years of Service
Effort part of Michelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity moved a step forward Wednesday with the announcement that Wal-Mart and other retailers plan over the next five years to open or expand 1,500 stores in areas without easy access to fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy foods.

A Somewhat Secret Place

21 years ago an Act was formulated to afford similar protections for the disabled as those against discrimination by the Civil Rights Act. Disability was defined as "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Now local artists are throwing a celebration called "A Somewhat Secret Place" on Tuesday July 26th 7–9 pm in Portland Pearl district

Through this project, children from ages 1 to 18 are receiving free breakfasts, lunches and snacks, along with Seattle Public Library reading assistance

Thousands of children in the greater Seattle area are learning that there is such a thing as a free lunch, thanks to the city's Summer Food Service Program. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this year's program was augmented with an additional $225,000 grant from Walmart.

Mother founded African Caribbean Leukemia Trust

A mother who launched a remarkable campaign to recruit bone marrow donors after her 8-year-old son developed leukemia said he will be "smiling" from heaven as she was awarded an OBE. Beverley De-Gale received the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday 2011 Honours List by the Prime Minister and Cabinet Secretary in recognition for services to Healthcare.

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