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ABC to film ‘Everyday Health’ at Pittsburgh Salon

30 Aug

ABC will be in town Thursday, September 1st, 2011 to film a new reality TV show entitled Everyday Health. They will film at a salon cut-a-thon that will aim to spread awareness of psoriasis and get the message across that this autoimmune condition is NOT contagious. Proceeds will benefit the National Psoraisis Foundation.

Newlywed, reality starlet, and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian was recently diagnosed with Psoriasis, bringing some more awareness to the condition; and pro golfer Phil Mickelson lives with psoriatic arthritis, a related condition.

If you wish to take part in the cut-a-thon (remember — you may end up on TV, so be mindful of whether or not that is something that you are comfortable with) call 412.471.1575.

Here is more information from the National Psoriasis Foundation regarding the event:

 

 

“Join ABC’s “Everyday Health” and get a free haircut!

People with psoriasis often face discrimination at hair salons because others fear their disease is contagious. Show these people that you can’t catch psoriasis.

Join ABC on Thursday, Sept. 1, for the filming of a new reality show, “Everyday Health,” at Verve Wellness for a special “cut-a-thon” fundraiser to benefit the National Psoriasis Foundation. Get a haircut between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and you could be on national TV showing your support for the millions of Americans with psoriatic diseases.

Thanks to the generosity of ABC, anyone with psoriasis in the Pittsburgh area can get their hair cut for free during this event.

Call Verve Wellness at 412.471.1575 to make an appointment during Thursday’s cut-a-thon.”

 

Ultra Marathoner Dean Karnazes Runs Across America to a Local School for the Regis & Kelly Show – YOU Can Join In!

8 Apr
Dean on Regis & Kelly

Dean on Regis & Kelly

Ultra Marathon runner Dean Karnazes is doing a “Run Across America” for the ever-so-popular Regis and Kelly Show! Along the way, he’ll stop at 12 schools across the country – one of which is Aiken Elementary of the Keystone Oaks School District. Yup – that’s right – a segment for the Regis and Kelly Show will be filmed right here in Pittsburgh.

You can even register to join in the fun and run in a 5K with Karnazes.

The run is for an organization called, “Action for healthy Kids,” and all proceeds benefit this nonprofit that promotes health and wellness for kids.

It is an honor that Aiken Elementary  was selected, and it’s sure to be a fun-filled morning!

This event takes place at Aiken Elementary School in Green Tree. It is Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 9am. You can learn more by calling 212-691-2200 or by contacting Aiken. Also, for more information or to register, you can visit http://www.actionforhealthykids.org and click on Regis & Kelly’s Run Across America.

To learn more about Dean Karnazes, you can visit his site at http://www.ultramarathonman.com/

JOIN IN THE FUN!!!

A Record-Breaker: The Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh GREAT RACE

26 Sep

Today’s “Great Race” of Pittsburgh – held in honor of the late mayor Richard S. Caliguiri and benefitting amyloidosis research, has broken a record…before the race even began!

The 32nd annual City of Pittsburgh Great Race is “sold out” – reaching a record number of 14,000 participants for today’s run.

The race features a 10K run, a 5K run, and a 5K walk, and is sponsored by Highmark, Dollar Bank, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Allegheny General Hospital, DelMonte, KDKA, the Pittsburgh CW, Pittsburgh Magazine, the Port Authority, Bob FM, Q 92.9, and the Allegheny Regional Asset District – a.k.a. RAD.

The Great Race is making efforts to “go greener” this year. According to the official website, “The Great Race is partnering with the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and the City’s Recycling Division to expand the event’s green initiative.

This year The Great Race is seeking local certification through Zero Waste Pittsburgh (a project of PRC) and national certification through the Council for Responsible Sport in recognition of its environmental efforts. Look for recycling and composting containers along the course route and at Point State Park.”

Participants can check out their scores and standings online after the race. Results will be announced at http://www.rungreatrace.com/results.htm the afternoon of September 26th, 2010. Prizes include trophies and plaques. The Richard S. Caliguiri Award is given to the first male and female Pittsburgh resident to finish the 10K race….and, they have to be true ‘Burghers,as the winner has to be a resident for at least 6 months prior to the race.

ANYONE can join in – there are special awards given to those in the wheelchair race, and for “juniors” – the kids who are participating.

I’ll be there supporting my fiance…….go Mike! Maybe next year, my knee will let me participate 🙂

Good luck to all of the participants – and kudos to all of you!

For more info, check out http://www.rungreatrace.com

Stand ↑ To Cancer – Don’t forget to tune in to SU2C tonight and stand up to cancer. #beatcancer

10 Sep

Stand ↑ To Cancer – Don’t forget to tune in to SU2C tonight and stand up to cancer. #beatcancer

The S↑2C  benefit concert and telethon fundraiser is a star-studded show bringing celebrities together to raise money and awareness for cancer.

According to the website,

“Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) one-hour, commercial-free telecast will air on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 8PM EST & PST / 7PM CT on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, Showtime, The Style Network and TV One and over 30 online streaming partners like AOL, Yahoo! and YouTube.

The SU2C broadcast is dedicated to the 12 million U.S. cancer survivors illustrating how groundbreaking research can change the tide in the fight against the disease.

This year’s event will feature Lady Antebellum, Green Day, Leona Lewis, Queen Latifah, Natasha Bedingfield, Martina McBride, Stevie Wonder, and more as musical guests, and will also feature other special guests such as Mandy Moore, Katie Couric, Ryan Seacrest, Rob Lowe, Sally Field, Vanessa Hudgens, Kathy Bates, Diane Sawyer, Dr. Oz, and more. Another special guest is Survivor reality star Ethan Zohn, who, interestingly, is a cancer survivor himself (and also dating hometown Survivor winner Jenna Morasca.)

Of course, a question on everyone’s minds is whether or not actor Michael Douglas will be in attendance following the news of his own cancer diagnosis.

Keep in mind that donations in ANY increment, large or small, help if you are able to contribute, and, you are actually able to start donating NOW. All donations are valid, legit, safe, and secure. You can give to Stand Up To Cancer, here:  Donate Now.

Many celebrities are trying to spread the word about cancer awareness. Check out this very eye-opening PSA for young people, below…and don’t forget to set your DVRs and TiVos for tonight’s special Stand Up To Cancer event. It touches us all in some way.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwC87ZKF1dQ


Celebs Get Real: Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson Release Untouched Photos! And Me, Makeup-Free!

15 Apr

This week, Britney Spears authorized the released of her untouched Candies ads – cellulite and all!

Recently, Jessica Simpson posed makeup-free on a magazine cover.

I like this celebrity trend!

While they’re still better looking than the average gal, it IS nice to see that even celebrities have their flaws. I’m not at all “for” the tabloids that exploit stars with their “who has cottage cheese thighs” and “guess who’s flab this is?” worst-of beach bodies issues – BUT – if stars like Britney and Jessica want to authorize the public to see the “real” them on their own terms, well, more power to ’em!

Below are the pics – today’s Photos of the Day!

Britney Pre-Airbrushing – and After  ~ (Shot 1)

Britney Pre-Airbrushing – and After  ~ (Shot 2)


Spears said she did this to show women and young girls that she is not perfect!

Here are Simpson’s May photos from Marie Claire – Jessica Simpson and her camp swear that they are without makeup. Here is a photo of Jess with makeup (left) and then the May 2010 Marie Claire cover without:


Here’s a shot of Ms. Simpson from the inside of the mag:


Jessica posed au naturel, saying that she has nothing to prove. Her new show, The Price of Beauty, is about finding beauty from within, and explores the entire world searching for what each individual culture defines as beautiful. Perhaps, as her song, “In This Skin” alludes to, and despite all the paprazzi badergering her about her weight, Jess really is comfortable in her own skin? I hope so.

By the way – I believe her claims that she is makeup-free. What about you? Here’s a good blog dicussing the topic:

And how about Britney? Despite her bruises and cellulite, I’d take her bod any day.

Thoughts?

I’m interested to hear a GUY’S perspective on this one! Is Jess pretty? Fat? Britney? Yes, no?


Regardless, as woman, I applaud them for going makeup-free. Here’s makeup-free me, taken just now at 6:52pm EST! No makeup, no editing, hair au naturel, too! Ladies ~ anyone else brave enough to share NO MAKEUP pics?!? Scary…..but somehow, freeing! 🙂    Get empowered, we don’t need makeup or re-touching, right gals?? 😉

(Please note: I’m OK with posting a no-makeup face pic. Do not ask me to post a bikini pic right now. I am soooo NOT THAT confident hehehe)




FUN Event for a GREAT Cause: May 8th Kennywood Walk

12 Apr


Join the Arthritis Foundation of Western Pennsylvania for the Arthritis and Wellness Walk, May 8th, at Kennywood Park, followed by a JA Family Fun Day for kids with Juvenile Arthritis and their families. It is a great cause, and, the 3-mile walk is FREE! (Plus, you will get discounted admission to Kennywood Park afterwards!)

Sign up now – join a team, start a team, donate, or volunteer!

Here’s more info:

http://westernpennsylvania.arthritis.org

http://wpaarthritiswalk.kintera.org

See you there!

What Kind of Survivor are YOU? ~ Just for Fun!

10 Apr
This was a widget that I found on a friend’s webpage. It is a ‘survior quiz’ to see what type of ‘survivor’ you would be in any given situation. (The quiz was initially intended for anyone with chronic illness but anyone could do it and apply to any area of their own personal life, so give it a whirl!)
My “Survivor Type” was “Connector” and I was compared to celebrities like Olivia Newton John, Elie Wiesel, and Michael J. Fox:

My Survivor Type: Connector  ~ “You are deeply devoted to family and friends and your social bonds give you the strength to overcome any adversity.”

WHAT’S YOURS?

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