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The Color Dash – Every Color Matters Virtual Event, 2017

»Posted by on Feb 17, 2017

New Orleans, LA, Every Color Matters Virtual 5k  Check out Facebook  PARTY IT UP!  If your area gets 5,000 participants by June 1st 2017 we will come out & celebrate with your community at the colorful afterparty where we’ll celebrate the local Hero for our Every Color Matters Reality Show, get your finisher medal, enjoy live entertainment, celebrity guest appearances, food, and more! 50% of the profit from every Virtual 5k ticket and merchandise sold goes into the community, as follows, 50% is your choice — choose from the charities in the dropdown upon registration, OR submit your own to be a potential beneficiary! Dashers around the globe have raised over $2,500,000 for local causes. **Show your Color, Share...

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FestiGals June 22nd – 24th 2017

»Posted by on Jan 17, 2017

FestiGals is a nonprofit organization that inspires, connects and celebrates women while supporting causes important to their well being.  FestiGals hosts New Orleans Girlfriend Getaway Weekend – a celebration of women and New Orleans. Created by women, for women! For one weekend, we invite women to take a day off and join us at this uniquely New Orleans event that unites and honors women while showcasing the city that we love. FestiGals also hosts monthly Cocktails & Conversations networking events for women looking to discover new & exciting things while having a great time.    Purchase...

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iQuit – A Tobacco Cessation Solution for Young Adults

»Posted by on May 5, 2015

    iQuit A Tobacco Cessation Solution for Young Adults CAGNO is pleased to be launching a new program to help young adults quit using tobacco.  A few facts for our “future quitters”: Approximately 90,000 young adults (ages 21-35) in the greater New Orleans area smoke every day. About 18,000 young adults are expected to die from smoking-related diseases 10 years prior to the life expectancy of the young adults who are non-smokers. For every person who dies from smoking, 20 times that many suffer from smoking-related illnesses such as cancers, heart diseases, and COPD. That’s the bad news, but there is good news!  Medical research has found that smokers who quit by age 35 generally will not die from a smoking related illness; and within 15 years after...

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Local Moms Celebrate a Smoke Free Lifestyle

»Posted by on May 5, 2015

Local Moms Celebrate a Smoke Free Lifestyle     [Back Row from Left: Darla Dupree, Makesha Judson (March of Dimes), Michelle Burtch (March of Dimes), Ashlee Menke (CAGNO, Baby & Me admin.) Middle Row from Left: Melanie Contreras, Terri Collins, Sherri Heim, Front Row from Left: Baby Madilynn and Baby Shay] Recently, several local moms gathered at the Slidell Memorial Hospital-Community Outreach Center to celebrate their commitment to remain smoke free. These moms decided it was time to kick the nicotine habit when they became pregnant. All were participants of the Baby and Me Tobacco Free Program. They enjoyed a “Fresh Spring” luncheon while spending time bonding and supporting each other’s hard work to raise their children in a tobacco free environment....

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Smoking Cessation Trust offers free services to help Louisiana smokers quit – for good

»Posted by on Dec 10, 2014

In Late 2011, the final judgment in a 14-year-old class action lawsuit (Scott v. American Tobacco Company) ordered certain tobacco companies to fund a 10-year statewide smoking cessation program.  The new program will benefit more than 200,000 Louisiana smokers – members of the plaintiff class referred to as the Scott Class, which is defined in the judgment as all Louisiana residents who developed a smoking habit before September 1, 1988. In 2012, the court-established and court-supervised Smoking Cessation Trust (SCT) began work to set up the cessation program as planned, using funds provided by those tobacco companies. Any current  Louisiana resident who was a smoker prior to September 1, 1988, and wants to stop smoking cigarettes can apply for Scott...

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Viva La Cure – Flash Mob Energizes Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans

»Posted by on Oct 10, 2014

http://www.nola.com/society/index.ssf/2014/10/salsa_flash_mob_energizes_canc.html    Here are the published photos from Viva La Cure. We love the photos on Face Book.   https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.702969849787179.1073742012.101341839949986&type=1 Check out the video of the Salsa Flash Mob Flash Mob at Via La Cure 10-3-2014  on...

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