Senior Wellness Fairs

elderlyEvery year, around Fall time, Patty Richie, State Senator, presents a series of Senior Health and Wellness Fairs.   In September and October the communities of central and northern New York are privy to such fairs at which they can access tips and tools needed to enhance their wellness.

At these fairs are free lunches, entertainment and more. This year is expected to be “bigger and better than ever.” It is a fabulous opportunity for seniors to find a way to actually enjoy enhancing their quality of life in a fun way. There will be over 50 exhibitors at each event presenting ways to improve health. And the free lunches will be prepared by the “future chefs” at St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES and Oswego County CiTi.”

 

David Bershad: Fighting Breast Cancer

breast-cancerDavid Bershad is fighting against the clock. As a supporter of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, he is on the fight to end breast cancer by 2020. Indeed, the NBCC even has a countdown clock if you visit breastcancerdeadline2020.org as that is what Bershad and many others like him are fighting for – to find a cure once and for all to stop breast cancer from taking lives.

What the Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 does is unite “visionaries and leaders, scientists and advocates, to catalyze, plan and implement work in two major areas: how to prevent the development of breast cancer and understanding the causes and prevention of metastasis to save lives.” David Bershad is a part of this.

Indeed, the NBCC has set and reached many goals since its inception back in 1991. For example, as part of the Artemis Project, the organization has been able to give “seed grants to allow scientists to accelerate progress in each of the key areas identified in the collaborative research plans.”  Further the NBCC was behind the reintroduction of the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act in the US Senate and House of Representatives. All of these actions and more are working toward the ultimate goal of 2020 – deadline to end breast cancer.