July 18

WBAI No Threat No Sweat Golf Outing
Oak Meadows Golf and Banquet Facility, Addison, IL
Thursday September 21, 2006
, Registration 11:30 a.m., BBQ Lunch 12:00 p.m., Tee Off 1:00 p.m.
Cocktails, Buffet Dinner, Raffle and Awards Reception after golf.

If you want to play, but don't have a foursome, let me know. I'm planning on going, but haven't thought about getting a group together yet. For more info and to sign up, see the WBAI website:  Questions? You can contact Dawn Gonzalez at  If you would like to be a sponsor, contact Dawn.

THE FOURTH ANNUAL CHICAGO LYMPHOMAthon is a 5K (3.1 miles) walk and run to raise money and awareness for lymphoma cancer research and education. It will be held on Sunday Morning, August 27, 2006 at Montrose Harbor (Montrose and Lake Shore Drive). Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m. We will feature music, games for children, snacks, beverages, and information about lymphoma. Cancer patients, survivors, family members, and interested community leaders foster a touching and supercharged atmosphere. We are honored to have Zoraida Sambolin from NBC 5 News and Telemundo Chicago as our emcee and expect singer-entertainer Ron Hawking to join us as well.

We do not charge a registration fee to participate, but urge people to walk or run and obtain donations. Those who raise $100 or more receive an event t-shirt and those who raise $250 or more also will receive a LYMPHOMAthon windbreaker (jacket). We rely upon corporate sponsors, people to serve as team captains (those who get friends, families, co-workers, etc. together to form a team to participate), individual walkers, runners, and donors, and volunteers willing to help at the event.

Attached are LYMPHOMAthon information sheets and registration forms. Information and on-line registration is available at

LYMPHOMA: Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer (over 30 types of Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's disease), the second fastest rising form of cancer (the rates have doubled since the 1970s), and the third most common cancer in children. Over 500,000 people living in America are battling this cancer and 2,200 will be diagnosed this year in Illinois alone. Lymphoma research has resulted in treatments used in many other types of cancer.

LRF: The Lymphoma Research Foundation is the nationís largest lymphoma-focused voluntary health organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and healthcare professionals with critical information on the disease. Its mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by the disease. To date, LRF has funded over $29.5 million in lymphoma research. Most important, every year 85 cents or more of every dollar raised goes to research and educational programming.

For more info, contact Scott Seaman at Meckler Bulgar Scott Seaman, (312) 474-7139 or

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Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier.
Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes,
kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
In the slums we are the light of God's kindness to the poor.
To children, to the poor, to all who suffer and are lonely, give always a happy smile--
Give them not only your care, but also your heart.
Mother Teresa

let's think a moment....
Charles Schultz Philosophy

You donít actually have to take the quiz. Just read the following straight through, and youíll get the point (an awesome one) that it is trying to make!

Take this quiz:
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decadeís worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of  yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields.  But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Hereís another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.

Easier?   The lesson:  The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards.  They are the ones that care!  Make a difference in someoneís life today.



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