Archive for Awareness

Motorcycle Helmet Laws App Updated For Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month


(PRWEB) May 01, 2015

The month of May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Bikers in cold weather states are itching to take to the roads once again for travel and excitement on the roads and highways throughout the United States. Campaigns to encourage motorists to exercise safe driving practices for the protection of bikers are underway in a number of states, as well as from national motorcycle organizations.

Motorcycle helmet laws vary on a state by state basis. Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. a law firm specializing in motorcycle accident cases, created a free Motorcycle Helmet App to provide information on helmet to bikers riding their motorcycles across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. The App is available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android.

Michigan recently joined 27 other states that allow freedom of choice by the rider if the rider meets certain specifications (i.e., age, medical insurance, instructional permit, safety course, etc.). Nineteen states have universal helmet laws for all operators, and three states (Illinois, Iowa and New Hampshire) do not have a motorcycle helmet law.

Several states have bills and proposals to change the helmet law restrictions and requirements.

In Missouri, a proposed bill has moved to the State Senate which would make helmets optional for motorcyclists 21 years of age or older who have at least $ 50,000.00 of personal medical insurance.

In Tennessee, a proposed bill was passed out of the State Senate Transportation Committee and into the State Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee which would make helmets optional for motorcyclists 21 or older who don’t have insurance through TennCare (the State’s Medicaid program).

In Nebraska, an effort was made to advance legislation which would have allowed riders of at least 21 years of age and wearing eye protection, the choice to ride without a helmet. However, the proposed bill did not receive enough support from the legislature to allow it to go to a vote.

In North Carolina, a bill has been proposed which would allow motorcyclists the option to ride without a helmet if they were at least 21 years of age, have been licensed to operate a motorcycle for at least one year, and carry at least $ 10,000.00 of insurance for medical benefits if involved in a motorcycle accident. The bill is set to be heard by various legislative committees.

In Delaware, motorcyclists that are over 19 years of age may ride without a helmet on their head, but must have a helmet in their “possession.” Currently, lawmakers have introduced proposed legislation which would mandate motorcyclists to wear helmets on their heads. The proposed legislation is set to appear before a legislative committee.

“Our Helmet Laws App is the best way for motorcyclists to know the laws in each state as they ride throughout the United States and in other countries.,” says Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Managing Attorney Lawrence Buckfire. “Bikers no longer need to do an internet search every time they plan a trip or ride across state lines.”

In addition to the helmet laws, the App has other features including:

GPS Bike Finder allows users to place a GPS pin for their bike’s location and set a time for when the user needs to return. This feature also allows you to quickly and easily email your current location to your friends.
Submit images of cool helmets and see your images in the cool helmet gallery.
Utilize the accident checklist – what to do after a motorcycle accident.
Take and save photographs of motorcycle damage and accident scene.
To download the free app, just go to iTunes or Google Play Store and search for “Motorcycle Helmet Laws” or visit http://bit.ly/1GGe9Ho

About Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.

The personal injury attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are nationally recognized as top legal experts in motorcycle accident injury cases. They are also members of ABATE and frequently speak to bikers and motorcycle clubs on important insurance issues affecting Michigan bikers.

For more information, visit http://www.BuckfireLaw.com or contact Matthew McDaniel at

(248) 569-4646.







Cambridge House of O’Fallon Affordable Assisted Living Community to Host Diabetes Awareness Presentation


(PRWEB) April 10, 2015

Cambridge House of O’Fallon, a Gardant affordable assisted living community, will host a presentation on diabetes awareness at 2:30 p.m. on April 14.

Marilyn Cron, the diabetes educator from Memorial Hospital, will visit Cambridge House to share tips to help diabetics manage the disease and enjoy full and active lives.

Topics of discussion will include diet, exercise, medication and more.

After the presentation, there will be time for a question-and-answer session, bingo and healthy snacks.

For more information, call 618-624-9900.

Cambridge House of O’Fallon is one of three Cambridge House affordable assisted living communities in the Metro East area. The other Cambridge House communities are located in Maryville and Swansea.

“We provide older adults of all incomes with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home,” says Tammy Loman, Director of Marketing at Cambridge House.

All three communities combine residential apartment-home living with the availability of personal assistance, help with medications and a variety of convenience and support services.

The private one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments include a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning, and an emergency alert system.

Certified nursing assistants, working under the direction of a licensed nurse, are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All three meals each day, housekeeping and laundry are among the included services.

“Residents also benefit from all of the opportunities that are available to socialize with friends and neighbors and to participate in activities and special events such as our car cruise,” says Loman.

All three Cambridge House communities are certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program and are managed by Gardant Management Solutions, the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

“Our focus is to provide residents with the love, compassion and dignity that they deserve and help and assistance that they need,” says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of Gardant. “Our emphasis is on helping each resident to achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.”

Based in Bradley, Illinois, Gardant Management Solutions, formerly BMA Management, operates 38 assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that together house nearly 3,800 homes and apartments.

Communities managed by Gardant include the Praire Living affordable assisted living community in Carbondale, Illinois and the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Benton, Flora, McLeansboro and Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Gardant also manages Heritage Woods of Centralia. The community in Centralia, Illinois features affordable assisted living apartments, senior living apartments and rental homes for low-income adults 55 and older.

For more information about Gardant Management Solutions and the assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that Gardant manages, visit http://www.bma-mgmt.com or call 1-877-882-1495 toll-free.







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La La Land Shirts, An Online T-Shirt Vendor Recently Introduced Several Autism Awareness Shirts Being Sold On TeeSpring


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) January 27, 2015

Based in St. Louis, Missouri La La Land Shirts has started a new line of shirts that focuses on autism awareness. The shirts are being sold through TeeSpring. Autism is very misunderstood and the owners of La La Land Shirts believe it is an important topic that needs more attention paid to it. “Making t-shirts and spreading autism awareness is important, because it will help start conversations about the topic”, said a spokesperson from La La Land Shirts.

La La Land Shirts is happy with the selling system that TeeSpring has to offer, because the shirts can be available for only a short period of time. This leads to a supply and demand situation and enables them to use Facebook ads to hyper target an audience. It also makes it easier for La La Land Shirts to use their I Love Someone With Autism Facebook page.

Using this Facebook page is a great way to not only sell the t-shirts, but it’s also a great way to grow the page which will help raise awareness for autism in the long run. “This serves two jobs at once, because the Facebook advertisements for the shirts not only advertises the shirts, but the page and will lead to more awareness for autism in the end by more people liking the page”, said a spokesperson for La La Land Shirts.

La La Land Shirts also has their own t-shirt shop in which they can sell their shirts, but going through their store is more of a long sell than seeing a shirt on Facebook and pulling the trigger. The reason is because, TeeSpring only gives you a certain amount of time to sell on their site and that creates a feeling of “I need this now”.

You can take a look at the Autism Awareness Store that La La Land Shirts has been set up on Teespring and get an idea of how the new way of shopping for T-Shirts works, plus it’s a great way to see the amazing designs that are also being sold on their normal website.

For more information, visit http://lalalandshirts.com.

About La La Land Shirts:

La La Land Shirts is a company that has been around since 2007 and is committed to making shirts that appeal to a wide range of people. They are principled, trustworthy and continuously strive to improve themselves and their customer experience. By adding motivational workout shirts, music shirts, crazy shirts and Hillary Clinton shirts to their repertoire, they are trying to cater to a larger and larger crowd.







Circuelle Foundation Reaches Over Half a Million Women with a New Beautiful Awareness Message to Support Healthy Rituals and Breast Awareness


Sarasota, Fla. (PRWEB) December 10, 2014

The Circuelle Foundation, launched in 2014 to educate and empower women to embrace healthy breast rituals, reached more than half a million women with their Beautiful Awareness™ message and new way to support breast self-exams.

Circuelle Foundation provided 57,068 women a breast ritual créme and a new way to view breast health. The non-profit organization appeared at various premier events including, the Oscars®, Wine Women & Shoes®, Brides Against Breast Cancer, Revlon 5K Walk, and Key to the Cure. The Circuelle Foundation reached out to the medical community as well at the National Consortium of Breast Centers in Las Vegas and provided a clinically proven breast ritual créme for participating breast centers to provide to their patients free of charge.

Women aged 18 to 29 years are still more likely to exercise, go to the dentist, weigh themselves and get their eyes tested than check their breasts. Since 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, it is important to reach this younger audience with the importance of breast awareness. The need to change the way women view their breast health is important considering 1 in 3 women think about their breast health ONLY when their doctor brings it up.

Circuelle Foundation launched a Beautiful Awareness campaign directed to young women via social media and email. The successful campaign launched over FaceBook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and featured educational messages, infographics, testimonial videos, and inspirational and educational quotes. With 145,814 social media impressions and 300,000 emails sent, Circuelle Foundation is educating women with healthy breast rituals. Circuelle Foundation knows the importance of all screening methods to detect breast cancer and also provided free mammograms to the Conejo Clinic in California.

“We hope to help educate and bring awareness to women about breast health while empowering them to embrace healthy rituals,” said Melissa Kirkpatrick, founder of Circuelle Foundation.

“Our goals for 2015 include launching our school-centered education program to help educate high school and college students about the importance of breast awareness through breast education and healthy rituals. Kirkpatrick said, “The average cost to implement this program in a classroom is $ 125.00, and in an entire school, it’s $ 750.00. However, the impact breast health education can have to our society is truly priceless.”

To view the Beauitful Awareness campaign from the Circuelle Foundation, visit http://www.CircuelleFoundation.org and connect to one of the social media platforms.

About Circuelle™ Foundation: The Circuelle Foundation educates and empowers women with healthy breast awareness rituals. Because it’s never too early to be knowledgeable about breast health, The Circuelle Foundation is organizing and funding breast self-exam programs in schools nationwide. The Circuelle Foundation is also helping fund mammograms at select hospitals and radiology centers, making this essential screening available for free to women with limited financial resources. The programs are dedicated to help change the way future generations view breast health — A Beautiful Awareness™. http://www.CircuelleFoundation.org.







Indianapolis Organization Tangram Supports Students Seeking Employment this Disability Employment Awareness Month

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) October 24, 2014

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and latest unemployment numbers tell us that the national unemployment rate for individuals with a disability is close to double the rate of individuals without a disability.

To Scott McGuire, a graduating senior at the University of Indianapolis with severe dyslexia, these numbers hit closer to home. McGuire is looking forward to finding a job and living on his own after graduation, but now the same disability that made school a challenge may keep him from getting being employed. Thankfully, the solution to his employment may come from the same place as his academic success.

McGuire has found help through a life coach, Megan, who works with him through Tangram, a local organization committed to supporting individuals with disabilities. Megan understands his individual goals and has helped him develop individualized plans to meet his goals and take on his future. McGuire describes Megan as someone who partners with him and helps him find strategies to be successful academically and in other areas of life.

“She’s helped me with diet, health, academics and setting goals. She helps me do want I need to have an independent and happy life,” McGuire says.

Steve O’Dore, the head of Tangram’s life coaching program, says Tangram’s program helps fill in the gaps for students with disabilities so they can be successful and independent after they’re finished with school. Tangram life coaches are available to students like Scott through a grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. The grant funded services for 5 high school students and 5 middle school students in the Indianapolis area.

McGuire knows that finding a job after graduation will not be easy, but with Megan’s help, he’s taking steps now to ensure his transition is successful.

About Tangram

Tangram has served individuals with disabilities for over 30 years. Tangram Life Coaching helps support individuals with a disability by creating distinct plans based on individual goals, whether they are related to employment, living independently or overall health and wellness. Tangram helps build better businesses through a commitment to diversity.







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ANY LAB TEST NOW

Alpharetta, Ga. (PRWEB) October 17, 2014

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, observed by The American Diabetes Association as a means to raise awareness on issues surrounding diabetes and the many people who are impacted. ANY LAB TEST NOW® is joining the cause by encouraging customers to get tested and take advantage of special pricing on related lab tests during the month of November. In addition to the discounted prices, special promotions will be going on in select locations.

“My husband is a Type 1 diabetic. Although he is affected by the disease, it is important for all family members to understand diabetes,” states Terri McCulloch, Vice President of Sales & Marketing with ANY LAB TEST NOW. “Diabetics are constantly struggling with diet limitations, high and low blood sugar, figuring out how much insulin to take if they are insulin-dependent and so forth. Then, they require frequent lab testing to monitor their health. They need a family support system to manage their diabetes most effectively.”

Various ANY LAB TEST NOW locations are offering special deals on the following tests related to diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c, Glucose (Serum), Lipid Panel or the VAP® test, and Microalbumin Urinalysis. The ADA has declared this year’s theme as “Get Cooking to Stop Diabetes!” This challenge to Americans is to encourage them to learn more about staying healthy during the holiday season while meals are prepared.

Join ANY LAB TEST NOW as it supports Diabetes Awareness Month.

To learn more about ANY LAB TEST NOW, visit http://www.anylabtestnow.com.