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The 1st Annual Get Involved Service Summit in Pittsburgh – Great Success!

23 Apr

I had the pleasure of attending the 2010 “Get Involved!” Service Summit, hosted by Baker Leadership, at the Union Project yesterday in Pittsburgh.

It was an amazing event, and a great networking experience!

I heard inspiring stories from compelling speakers such as PA State Senator John Pippy, City Councilman Bill Peduto, author Chuck Herring, life coach Lisa Spahr, Chaz Kellem from the Pittsburgh Pirates, speaker Jeff Tobe of Color Outside the Lines, the esteemed Jim Roddey, Jim Lokay from KDKA, an expert panel of nonprofits and board members, and more!

It was a wonderful experience! I got to meet Senator Pippy, AND, in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth

Day yesterday, picked up a cute bag for charity that one of the vendors was selling – made out of recycled t-shirts!

I can’t wait to attend next year, and after this year’s event, I look forward to reading Tom Baker’s book! Also, I would like to extend a “congrats” to all of the award winners this year, and a “nice to meet you” to all whom I was lucky enough to come into contact with.

Thanks for a great day!

-Ashley B

Butler-born Bret Michaels Hospitalized with Brain Hemorrhage

23 Apr

Singer Bret Michaels, best known from the band, Poison, and more recently, VH1 reality show, Rock of Love, has been hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage.

Michaels is a diehard Steelers fan and was born in the Pittsburgh area, hailing from Butler, Pa, though he lived most of his life in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

According to his publicist, he is in critical condition. He was rushed into intensive care last night after a terrible headache.

There is bleeding at the base of his brain stem and tests are being done; no other information has been provided.

Michaels does suffer from diabetes and a history of drug use, and last week had an emergency appendectomy. There’s no word as to whether or not any of these factors have anything to do with the hemorrhage.

Thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family at this time.