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WesternU Commencement Celebrates Achievements of Graduates and Founding President


Pasadena, California (PRWEB) May 27, 2015

Western University of Health Sciences’ 34th Annual Commencement Exercises were marked by a few historic firsts — and one profound last.

The May 20-22, 2015 ceremonies at the Pasadena Civic Center marked the first time the university surpassed more than 1,000 graduates at Commencement, and the first time a Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences (GCBS) alumnus graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP).

The university’s fifth and final ceremony of its three-day Commencement – for COMP and GCBS – also included the first appearance on a WesternU graduation stage by Harriet Pumerantz, wife of Founding President Philip Pumerantz, PhD, and herself a major player in the establishment of COMP and many of the University’s traditions and events.

Mrs. Pumerantz’s “first” was the direct result of the historic “last” at the 2015 ceremonies: President Pumerantz’s final Commencement as president. He will retire on September 8 of this year, exactly 34 years to the day COMP opened for business.

“This is very special to me personally,” Dr. Pumerantz said as the COMP/GCBS ceremony got underway. He was surrounded by family – not only Harriet and the students, faculty and staff of WesternU, but also his children Andrew (on stage as COMP faculty), Richard and Beth, who sat in the front row of the Civic Center audience with the Pumerantz grandchildren and other family members.

Dr. Pumerantz later accepted a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., provided by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office and presented by Capt. Ha C. Tang, DO ’97, of the U.S. Public Health Service. That presentation was followed by a proclamation celebrating the president’s accomplishments, authored and signed by COMP Dean Paula Crone, DO, and GCBS Dean Michel Baudry, PhD.

“I’m very grateful for your attention to what we’ve all done,” Dr. Pumerantz said, spreading his arms to include everyone on stage and the dozens of WesternU employees throughout the auditorium who had risen to applaud him. As his grandchildren came to the stage, he said, “What we all work for is a better world for these kids. For your kids. And now we move on to a new chapter in our lives.”

WesternU’s 34th Annual Commencement Exercises saw diplomas handed out to 1,022 graduates from 21 degree programs in the University’s nine colleges. The new graduates bring WesternU’s total number of alumni to 12,435, a number almost unimaginable when COMP’s first graduates – 31 students in all – had degrees bestowed on them at the inaugural Commencement in 1982.

Commencement 2015 got off to a fast start, as the keynote speaker for the first ceremony on May 20 – for the colleges of Allied Health and Podiatric Medicine – was not only a high-profile political figure, but a visionary speaker.

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a former San Francisco mayor and likely 2018 gubernatorial candidate, told the 211 graduates (30 from CPM, 181 from CAHP) that they have an advantage over those from other universities: WesternU is the largest and most diverse graduate health sciences university in the nation, situated in the most diverse county in the most diverse state in the most diverse country in the world.

“We don’t tolerate that diversity, we celebrate that diversity,” he said. Applauding WesternU’s, and especially Dr. Pumerantz’s, commitment to humanism and improving the human condition, Newsom noted, “As Dr. Martin Luther King said, ‘We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.’ We are all better off when we are ALL better off.”

But what does that mean in a world that changes so rapidly? How do we get to “better off” for everyone? Technology is part of the key, Newsom opined, but so is respect for collaboration, appreciation for the importance of communication, and acknowledgment that individuals are empowered to make change.

One doesn’t have to BE something to DO something, the lieutenant governor concluded.

“Don’t let life de-genius you. Step up, step in, and recognize your voice. Success is synergistic with environment. Create the conditions where success becomes irresistible.

“I want you to appreciate your chance to take advantage of this opportunity. The future’s not in front of you. It’s inside of you.”

Michael Demian, father of College of Podiatric Medicine graduate Jeffrey Demian, DPM ’15, said his son first became interested in medicine as a 16-year-old while volunteering at a local hospital. His son will begin his residency at Chino Valley Medical Center in June.

“I’m so excited. It’s the best moment in my life,” said Michael Demian, adding that his son will be caring and loving to his patients. “He doesn’t care about money. He cares about being merciful and helpful to people.”

That afternoon, graduates from the colleges of Dental Medicine and Pharmacy were challenged by a former WesternU faculty member to make their mark. “You have received an excellent education,” said Patricia Chase, PhD, Gates Wigner Dean for the School of Pharmacy at West Virginia University. “Now I must challenge you that your job is to make a difference in the entire world.”

She had two suggestions to help graduates achieve this lofty goal: Be an explorer, and think “off the map” by choosing the road less traveled, engaging with people along the way, and collecting experiences rather than souvenirs.

At the May 21 ceremonies for the colleges of Graduate Nursing and Optometry, keynote speaker Devorah Lieberman, PhD, president of the University of La Verne, praised the graduates for their “appetite for healing and wellness,” and noted they have the unique privilege of being in positions to help people feel better.

“Each of you sitting here today is a master in the art of caring,” Lieberman said. “What a role model you will be for your families and for those you work with in health care settings.”

The graduates themselves were anxious to put what they’d learned into practice. College of Graduate Nursing graduate Serena Caldwell, MSN-FNP ’15, said she will practice primary care in Oregon.

“I always knew I wanted to do more, to be more involved in actual care, rather than just following orders,” she said of earning her master’s degree. “I’m excited. I have my own community of patients. We know and trust each other.”

Later that day, at ceremonies for the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), keynote speaker Clinton A. Lewis, MBA, Executive Vice President and President-U.S. Operations for Zoetis, said he was optimistic about the future for animal health care providers, despite forecasts to the contrary.

His optimism is grounded in a number of important trends: A growing middle class in emerging markets leading to an increase in the number of pets; a greater focus on safety, security and transparency in the food supply; and an aging population that is also increasing the desire for animal companionship. All bode well for veterinarians.

“Instead of an excess capacity in the profession, I believe we have an underappreciation of the tremendous opportunities that exist today and will exist tomorrow for veterinarians,” he said. “WesternU has prepared you exceptionally well to face the challenges of today and realize the opportunities for tomorrow.”

Audrey Keebaugh, DVM ’15, said WesternU CVM’s third- and fourth-year rotations provided exactly the kind of broader perspective Lewis mentioned in his address. “I got such an opportunity to travel and get a ton of fun and interesting experiences in the vet field. I think that’s what’s stood out to me these past four years.”

Apart from the tributes to Dr. Pumerantz and his family, the COMP/GCBS ceremony on May 22 featured inspiring words from Vice Admiral Matthew L. Nathan, MD, Surgeon General of the Navy, who told the graduates to appreciate the process as they embarked on their professional health care careers.

“Savor the journey. You’re so focused on the destination … But savor the relationships you’ve made along the way, and savor the relationships you’ll make in the future. You must recognize that there is an unassailable bond between you and those you care for. Embrace the human relationship. Make a difference. Give of yourself.

“Be memorable.”







Growing in Census and Staff: Back2Basics Outdoor Adventure Therapy Celebrates Five Year Anniversary in Business


Flagstaff, AZ (PRWEB) May 31, 2015

This May marked five years in the long-term residential alcohol and drug treatment field for Back2Basics Outdoor Adventure Therapy, located in Flagstaff, AZ.

“I think of anniversaries as a time to reflect on growth and goals,” said Keelyn Riley who has been a program therapist and staff development educator at Back2Basics for four and a half years. “We are in an optimal space of knowing what we want to offer and how we want to do it.”

Like many successful businesses, Back2Basics founder and CEO, Roy DuPrez found a hole in the system and aimed to fill it.

“Unlike other 30-day and short-term addiction treatment facilities, B2B residents are in the program for six months or more,” said DuPrez. “Our passionate staff builds relationships with each resident to help them learn the life-skills — self-worth, accountability, healthy diet, exercise, routine, team work, etc. — needed to sustain their sobriety beyond our walls.”

B2B is geared toward young adult males between the ages of 18 to 30 struggling with substance abuse. Since 2010 it has expanded in size, staff and program by developing a transition program known as Beyond the Basics for graduates of the initial six month program.

“Almost 100% of our residents stay on for Back2Basics,” said DuPrez. “These are the same young men who came to Flagstaff six months prior angry, afraid, resentful… some even kicking and screaming.”

While infrastructure has expanded one thing has remained constant said Spencer Gharrity, former B2B resident and current Residential Coordinator.

“Back2Basics has been growing, but the overall goal has been the same – help addicts truly recover.”


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Home Care Assistance Celebrates Opening of Jefferson County Office with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Lakewood, CO (PRWEB) May 14, 2015

Home Care Assistance of Jefferson County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new office in Lakewood, Colorado. To commence the Grand Opening Event, which will be held Tuesday, May 19th from 4pm to 6pm, guests will enjoy samples from Home Care Assistance’s Super Smoothies Cookbook.

“I am excited to share what makes Home Care Assistance unique in the home care industry and I am confident this new location will be a great resource for members of the Jefferson County community,” said Steve Coe, Client Care Manager of Home Care Assistance of Jefferson County. “At the Grand Opening Event I will be discussing some of our major differentiators, including our proprietary approach to aging and care, the Balanced Care MethodTM, our activities-based intervention program designed to delay cognitive decline, the Dementia Therapeutics Method, and our proprietary online HCA University that we use to train caregivers.”

Based on scientific studies of the world’s healthiest seniors, the Balanced Care Method promotes five key behaviors correlated with healthy longevity: healthy diet, physical exercise, active social ties, mental stimulation and a sense of purpose and calm. Caregivers are professionally trained to incorporate the Method into daily care to encourage healthy mind, body and spirit. For example, caregivers have access to healthy meal preparation training through the company’s online Home Care Assistance University.

Home Care Assistance’s Jefferson County Care Coordinator, Cherie Coe, accepts approximately one out of every 25 caregiver applicants. Background checks, reference checks and work authorization are all completed along with a proprietary Caregiver Personality Screening. The screening is used to verify applicants’ suitability for the caregiving career by assessing traits such as honesty, kindness and conscientiousness. Cherie approaches each client as if he or she were her own parent and spends time matching the client with the best skilled caregiver for his or her needs and personality.

Home Care Assistance provides hourly and live-in services, allowing seniors to remain safely in their homes. Having an experienced and professional caregiver in the home of the client also provides family members respite and peace of mind. Caregivers utilize a holistic approach to aging, encouraging independence and engaging clients in physical, mental and social activities, in addition to assisting with meal preparation, personal hygiene, bathing, medication reminders, transportation and more.

Home Care Assistance staff is available 24/7 to provide experienced, trustworthy caregivers to help with all home care needs for seniors: transportation, healthy meal preparation, companionship, socialization, activities, personal care, medication reminders and dementia care services.

Home Care Assistance of Jefferson County serves Lakewood, Golden, Applewood, Morrison, Evergreen, Genesee and beyond! Call 303-987-5992 or visit http://www.HomeCareAssistanceJeffersonCo.com to learn more about the company’s superior in-home care services.

ABOUT HOME CARE ASSISTANCE

Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States, Canada and Australia. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2015 Franchise500® Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit homecareassistance.com or franchise.homecareassistance.com.







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Brookhaven Retreat Celebrates National Walking Day on April 1, 2015


Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) April 01, 2015

Brookhaven Retreat will kick off National Stress Awareness month by hosting an in-house event on National Walking Day for clients and staff members. The event will include a mindful walk on the nature trails, a letting-go ceremony and a plant-based vegetarian luncheon. Clients will release balloons into the sky to symbolize their fears and obstacles that no longer serve them.

Throughout the month of April, staff members Charity Coyle, RD (Registered Dietician) and Stephanie Christian, LMBT (Licensed Bodywork Therapist) will facilitate activities, including therapeutic massage and stretching for fellow staff members.

Jacqueline Dawes, founder of Brookhaven Retreat, considers exercise an essential aspect of recovery and overall wellness. That explains why physical activity is an inherent part of The Lily Program® at Brookhaven Retreat.

An inactive lifestyle is both a symptom and a contributor of mental health issues. Depression and anxiety can keep women in bed for long periods of time, which means self-care and physical needs are neglected.

Thirty minutes of exercise, such as a brisk walk, five times per week, can significantly benefit one’s health. Walking lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and overall health of the muscles, bones and joints.

Daily classes incorporate walks on the facility’s lush and wooded nature trails. “Walking increases both activity and mindfulness,” Dawes says, “allowing women to be present and connected to their surroundings. All women need opportunities to let go and de-stress, including our staff of care-givers and clinicians. We all need to take time for self-care and to nurture ourselves.”

About Brookhaven Retreat

Brookhaven Retreat is a women’s treatment center nestled on a naturally beautiful 48-acre site secluded in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It has helped hundreds of women across the United States overcome depression, trauma, anxiety, substance use and a range of other behavioral health challenges. Brookhaven’s Founder, Jacqueline Dawes, has predicated its gender-specific treatment on “healing emotional breakage” for women. In this way, she has established a sanctuary and a place where women can feel safe, secure and cared for by a staff of highly trained professionals.







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Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Celebrates Its First Anniversary


SURPRISE, ARIZ. (PRWEB) March 05, 2015

Since its opening last March, the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing has touched the lives of thousands of West Valley residents through health education and fitness classes, support groups and individual consultations designed to help them live longer, healthier lives.

One of those lives is Diana (who asked that her last name be withheld), a 56-year-old Sun City resident whose physician gave her three months to lower her cholesterol and blood pressure or face taking medications to address her symptoms. Diana took several nutrition and exercise-related classes at the center and it paid off.

“I took your teaching about diet and exercise to ‘heart,’ and I wanted you to know my results after those three months,” Diana wrote in an email. “I lost 15-pounds; my total cholesterol went down 30 points to 185 with my HDL (“good” cholesterol) going up 3 points; my triglycerides dropped 25 points and my blood pressure dropped 8 points…my doctor was surprised and very pleased.”

Diana’s story is just one example of positive changes linked to the center (see infographic for more), which is staffed by a full-time registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator; an exercise physiologist/certified health coach and a memory care/dementia expert. In addition, the center contracts with a licensed acupuncturist, several licensed massage therapists, yoga and Tai Chi instructors and a medical director.

The original center opened in Surprise but it recently expanded to two other West Valley communities, Sun City and Litchfield Park. All three centers are located in areas largely populated by adults 65 and older, many of whom have one or more chronic diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases—like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer—are leading causes of death and disability in the United States.

Jennifer Drago, Sun Health’s executive vice president of Population Health, says all of the center’s programs and treatments are rooted in research. “We use evidence-based programs designed to complement physicians’ diagnoses and recommended treatments. We give people, especially those with chronic conditions, tools to help them self-manage their health, make positive lifestyle changes and improve their overall quality of life.”

The center’s staff members see about 100 clients a week (through group classes or 1-on-1 consultations) with services ranging from nutrition counseling, medical nutrition therapy and weight management classes to fitness and exercise classes, acupuncture, massage and medication reviews. Center staff members also provide evidence-based educational programs that address diabetes, pre-diabetes, living with chronic conditions and tobacco cessation.

The Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing reflects a national trend toward prevention and wellness services and a growing push for Americans to become more involved in managing their own health.

“Chronic diseases are among the most common and costly of all health problems in the United States,” Drago said. “They are also some of the most preventable. Much of the pain and suffering related to chronic diseases is caused by behaviors that people can change, behaviors such as unhealthy eating and a lack of physical activity. How people exercise, what they eat, how they handle stress is very much tied to their health.”

The center is largely funded by donations to Sun Health Foundation, which enables the center to offer the majority of its health education classes for free or at low cost.

Diana is thankful for that and she’s looking forward to her next visit with her physician. “I feel that the lifestyle changes that I made in the last three months have now become permanent, and I anticipate that my results a year from now will be even better.”

About Sun Health

A long-standing community partner championing healthy living, nonprofit Sun Health is a community-based health care organization providing pathways to Population Health through philanthropy, senior living, community wellness and superior health care. Learn more at http://www.sunhealth.org and http://www.sunhealthwellbeing.org.

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Center for Primary Care Celebrates American Heart Month

Evans, GA (PRWEB) February 27, 2015

In honor of American Heart Month in February, Dr. Edwin Scott, from the Center for Primary Care (CPC) South office, is offering tips on how to improve heart health.

Heart disease may be a leading cause of death, but that doesn’t mean people have to accept it as their fate. Although one may lack the power to change some risk factors — such as family history, sex or age — there are some key heart disease prevention steps to take.

Dr. Scott has six helpful tips to improve heart health and prevent heart disease:

1. Don’t smoke or use tobacco

Smoking or using tobacco of any kind is one of the most significant risk factors for developing heart disease. Chemicals in tobacco can damage the heart and blood vessels, leading to narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis). The good news, though, is that when one quits smoking, one’s risk of heart disease drops almost to that of a nonsmoker in about five years. No matter how long or how much someone has smoked, they will start reaping rewards as soon as they quit.

2. Exercise for 30 minutes on most days of the week

Getting some regular, daily exercise can reduce the risk of fatal heart disease. When physical activity is combined with other lifestyle measures, such as maintaining a healthy weight, the payoff is even greater. Try getting at least 30 to 60 minutes of moderately intense physical activity most days of the week. It’s not necessary to exercise strenuously to achieve benefits, but there are bigger benefits to increasing the intensity, duration and frequency of workouts.

3. Eat a heart-healthy diet

Eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of heart disease. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains can help protect the heart. Beans, other low-fat sources of protein and certain types of fish also can reduce the risk of heart disease. Limiting certain fats is also important. Heart-healthy eating isn’t all about cutting back, though. Healthy fats from plant-based sources, such as avocado, nuts, olives and olive oil, help the heart by lowering the bad type of cholesterol. Most people need to add more fruits and vegetables to their diet — with a goal of five to 10 servings a day. Eating that many fruits and vegetables can not only help prevent heart disease but may also help prevent cancer and improve diabetes. Eating several servings a week of certain fish, such as salmon and mackerel, may decrease the risk of heart attack.

4. Maintain a healthy weight

Being overweight, especially carrying excess weight around one’s middle, ups the risk of heart disease. Excess weight can lead to conditions that increase the chances of heart disease — high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Even a small weight loss can be beneficial. Reducing weight by just 5 to 10 percent can help decrease blood pressure, lower blood cholesterol level and reduce the risk of diabetes.

5. Get enough quality sleep

Sleep deprivation can do more than leave one yawning throughout the day; it can harm one’s health. People who don’t get enough sleep have a higher risk of obesity, high blood pressure, heart attack, diabetes and depression. Most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Those who wake up without their alarm clock and feel refreshed are getting enough sleep. But, those who are constantly reaching for the snooze button and struggling to get out of bed may need more sleep each night.

6. Get regular health screenings

High blood pressure and high cholesterol can damage the heart and blood vessels. But without testing for them, there’s no way to know whether a patient has these conditions. Regular screening can tell patients what their numbers are and whether they need to take action.


    Blood pressure: Regular blood pressure screenings usually start in childhood. Adults should have their blood pressure checked at least every two years. Optimal blood pressure is less than 120/80 millimeters of mercury.

    Cholesterol levels: Adults should have their cholesterol measured at least once every five years starting at age 20 if they have risk factors for heart disease, such as obesity or high blood pressure. Those who are healthy can start having their cholesterol screened at age 35 for men and 45 for women. Some children may need their blood cholesterol tested if they have a strong family history of heart disease.

    Diabetes screening: Since diabetes is a risk factor for developing heart disease, some may want to consider being screened for diabetes. Patients should talk to their doctor about when they should have a fasting blood sugar test to check for diabetes. Depending on certain risk factors, such as being overweight or having a family history of diabetes, the doctor may recommend early screening for diabetes. For those who have a normal weight and don’t have other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association recommends starting screening at age 45, and then retesting every three years.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott or one of the other outstanding physicians at CPC, go to http://www.cpcfamilymed.com.

About the company:

Center for Primary Care has been a leader in family medicine for families of the CSRA since 1993. The family medical practice features 27 family doctors and seven existing locations throughout the Augusta, GA area. The primary care facility offers convenient office hours that include weekday evenings as well as weekend acute care.

CPC provides patients of all ages with the most accessible, convenient, personal healthcare available in a family practice. Among the many services offered include routine evaluations, physical exams by a family physician, diagnostic imaging and preventative care. Listings for all seven locations, including specific physicians, directions and hours of operations can be found on the Center for Primary Care’s website. For more information, visit their website at http://www.cpcfamilymed.com.







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ChangingShape.com Celebrates 2015 with Complimentary Memberships & Mobile Workouts


Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) February 02, 2015

Today, in an effort to help a wider population interested in improving their overall health and weight loss goals, ChangingShape.com announced that they have removed all fees to use their top ranked online fitness program. Each complimentary membership will include diet plans, various personalized fitness tools as well as access to thousands of workout routines and exercises designed by certified personal trainers.

The company initially grew to some 45,000 members and has gone on to help a notable 150,000 people since then. ChangingShape.com has set its goal to reach their one million member target by the end of 2015 by once again offering their website features, resources and services free of charge.

Not everyone has the time or resources available to go to a local gym or fitness center and if you live remotely, then distance could be a factor as well. ChangingShape.com has taken all of these things in mind and provided its members with an easy way to achieve their healthy body goals all while from the comfort of their own homes.

Additionally, the ChangingShape.com website has been redesigned, now accompanied by detailed video demonstrations and a new mobile friendly interface, allowing users to view and complete routines on their smart-phones or while on the go.

When comparing to traditional face-to-face personal training, research has even determined that the internet can be just as effective as a therapist lead intervention for aiding in weight loss and changing health related actions when provided in a behavioral and interactive format.

More About ChangingShape.com: ChangingShape.com is a dynamic fitness and nutrition based website that was launched in 2001, initially as a free service, though it later became a fee-based provider. The company’s goal is to assist with increasing health awareness and changing lives one member at a time. Since the initial launch of its website, it has grown to 45,000 users. Presently, ChangingShape.com has serviced over 150,000 users with the hopes of continuing that progress throughout the current year.

Contact: Matt Johnson, http://www.changingshape.com/contact/, (360) 601-0482

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Mayfair Hotel’s Art Basel Week Kick-Off Celebrates Miami’s Leading Ladies of Glamour


Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 21, 2014

Art Basel Week kicks off in style for a great cause on Monday, December 1st at the glamorous rooftop of The Mayfair Hotel & Spa Miami with a soiree benefitting the Sabrina Cohen Foundation for Individuals Living with Paralysis – Putting Lives Back Into Motion (SCF). The celebration features portraits taken by Miami artist Henry Perez of “Miami’s Leading Ladies of Glamour” at some of the area’s most iconic cultural locations – Wynwood, Coconut Grove, the Miami Design District, South Beach’s Art Deco District, Coral Gables and Little Havana. The exhibition is called “La Force de Femmes au Naturel” (The Power of Natural Women) and features fifty of Florida’s fabulous females without any retouching or photo-shop (au naturel!), honoring the spirit and power of women leaders who make a difference in the community, like Sabrina Cohen.

The Opening Reception is free and open to the public and promises to draw many of the women celebrated in the exhibition. Proceeds from the raffling of specially framed artwork from the show and a silent auction will benefit SCF – the non-profit organization that advocates for research and quality-of-life health initiatives, dedicated to building a global network of top scientists and clinicians in the field of Regenerative Medicine, while funding cutting-edge research and innovative therapies to reverse paralysis and treat other impairments of the Central Nervous System.

The exhibition features 128 artworks (25 portrait prints plus a projection installation of all of the images), and will remain on view at the Mayfair Hotel throughout Art Basel Week. “The Mayfair Hotel is proud of our ongoing initiatives to support Miami’s arts and culture,” said the hotel’s General Manager Axel Gasser. “The Mayfair Hotel’s Art Basel kick-off happens every year on the Monday of Art Basel Week, and this season we are thrilled to showcase artist Henry Perez and The Sabrina Cohen Foundation for Individuals Living with Paralysis.”

“These are the most inspiring and beautiful women I am blessed to know,” said the artist Henry Perez. The women span in age from their early 20’s to nearly 80, representing a wide variety of races and ethnicities. The series is a culmination of over a year’s worth of photo-shoots.

All portraits were shot in black-and-white, and have not been retouched or photo-shopped in any way to preserve the natural beauty of the subjects. “These women all influenced their surroundings and to the style and energy of their individual photo-shoots,” said Perez. “I wanted them to all feel totally comfortable and at ease, while I captured their natural spirit and force of energy as women who contribute to Miami’s community.”

“We are honored that the Mayfair Hotel has selected the Sabrina Cohen Foundation for its Art Basel Week kickoff event this year,” said Sabrina Cohen, founder of the organization. “Partnering with one of Miami’s most iconic hotel landmarks, and with one of Miami’s most beloved photographers Henry Perez, is a winning combination for Art Basel Week in Miami.” Born and raised in Miami Beach, Sabrina endured a severe C3-5 spinal cord injury in 1992 at the age of 14 from a car accident. She has been confined to a wheelchair ever since.

In 2006, she established the Sabrina Cohen Foundation to educate the public about the cause and raise funds for research. She has lectured at educational and scientific conferences, including at Harvard University, Stanford University, Baylor College of Medicine at the University of Texas, University of Michigan and at the United Nations. Sabrina’s media coverage as the Foundation’s spokesperson includes interviews with CNN, NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC, Good Morning America, NPR, WebMD Magazine (nominated a 2009 American Health Hero), and the Wall Street Journal. She was named a national “Woman Doing Good” by Self Magazine, for which she appeared on “The Today Show.” Currently she has teamed up with the City of Miami Beach to create the first fully accessible beach in the State of Florida. Sabrina also encourages fitness and rehabilitative initiatives to help those living with paralysis through “Sabrina’s Circle” scholarship program, inspiring others with her personal progress in the gym on her blog: “NeuroFitGirl: My Workout Program.”

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About The Mayfair Hotel & Spa Miami

Heralding its 30th anniversary with the completion of more than $ 10 million in extensive renovations, Located in the heart of Miami’s historic “first neighborhood,” the Village of Coconut Grove. The only Gaudi-inspired boutique hotel in the U.S., it’s an artistic masterpiece that blends Art Nouveau, Asian and Old World European inspirations. Interior atriums teem with elaborate Asian gardens and fountains. Subtropical fantasias cocoon guests inside a private Zen oasis – overflowing with palm trees, orchids, tropical ferns and bamboo, birds, butterflies and Tiffany stained glass ceilings. Hand-carved by local artists, the Mahogany woodwork and doorways, copper and stone sculptural creations are all one-of-a-kind (the molds were broken after the unveilings). Most of the 179 luxury suites feature private terraces and Japanese Soaking Tubs (built for two), imported Brazilian doors, marble bathrooms with Roman Spa Baths, sea-grass furnishings and opulent details.

The hotel’s indulgent culinary experiences are helmed by Executive Chef Dario Correa. The Italian Trattoria Spartico showcases a stone-faced wood-burning Ambrogi oven imported directly from Milan. Above the Mayfair surrounds the decadent rooftop pool and cabanas. The hotel boasts one of a handful of Jurlique Australian Spas in America, a 4,500 square-foot holistic day-spa with sunlit treatment suites, a Couples’ Suite for dual treatments, and certified-organic products that are biodegradable and exclusively grown on Jurlique’s private farms in South Australia’s pristine Adelaide Hills. The property is pet-friendly, has a 24-hour Fitness Center, 15,000 square-feet of events and meetings space, and offers a complete Business Center with complimentary WiFi in all rooms and common areas. Part of the Schlesinger family’s legendary portfolio, including the Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach. For reservations and more information, please visit mayfairhotelandspa.com or call 305 441 0000.







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Frontier Airlines Celebrates Two Years of Trenton, N.J. Service with One-Day Only Fare Sale to 18 Non-Stop Destinations

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) November 13, 2014

Frontier Airlines, the only airline offering scheduled air service from convenient Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN), centrally located between Newark, N.J. and Philadelphia, announced a one-day only fare sale to celebrate two years of low fares and friendly service from the capital of New Jersey.

Reinforcing its commitment to ‘Low Fares Done Right’, the airline is offering special fares to 18 popular non-stop destinations at an incredibly low $ 22 one-way only at FlyFrontier.com. This unbelievably low fare is available from Trenton, N.J. to Atlanta (ATL); Charlotte, N.C. (CLT); Chicago (MDW); Cincinnati (CVG); Cleveland (CLE); Detroit (DTW); Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (FLL); Fort Myers, Fla. (RSW); Indianapolis (IND); Milwaukee, Wis. (MKE); Minneapolis, Minn. (MSP); Nashville, Tenn. (BNA); Orlando, Fla. (MCO); Raleigh-Durham, N.C. (RDU); St. Augustine, Fla. (UST); St. Louis (STL); and Tampa, Fla. (TPA). Frontier launches service to West Palm Beach, Fla. (PBI) on Nov. 21.

“24 months and 18 non-stop destinations later, we’re thrilled at the embrace our friendly, low fare service has received in Trenton and are celebrating with a one-day sale,” said Frontier Airlines Director, Corporate Communications Todd Lehmacher. “We want to congratulate our partners at the Trenton-Mercer Airport on their 85th anniversary and thank them for the collaboration that has allowed Frontier to bring fares to the region that on average are 50% lower* than fares at the Newark Liberty International Airport a mere 44 miles away.”

*U.S Department of Transportation fare data for the year ending 2Q2014 shows an average fare discount of 50% in markets served from both airports at TTN vs. EWR ($ 89 vs. $ 178 one-way)

As the airport celebrates its 85th anniversary, it seems only fitting that the airline has brought the gift of low fares to over 850,000 travelers on flights to and from the Trenton-Mercer Airport.

“Frontier Airlines and Trenton-Mercer Airport have enjoyed a successful partnership for the past two years, as evidenced by the public’s enthusiastic response to Frontier’s offerings and the resultant boost to the region’s economy,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Frontier as it serves a market that’s clearly hungry for convenient, affordable travel options.”

At FlyFrontier.com, customers can always choose from either of Frontier’s fare options – Classic Plus or Economy. Classic Plus is a fully refundable fare that includes amenities like no change fees, a carry-on bag, one checked bag, and STRETCH seating. With Frontier’s Economy fares, customers can pay our lowest fares and add-on only the services they want – like selecting a seat assignment, a carry-on bag, and checked bags.

*Fare offer:

Sale fares are valid from Trenton, N.J. only to certain destinations and tickets must be purchased by 11:59 pm Eastern time on Nov. 13, 2014 for domestic, nonstop travel on select dates Dec. 3, 2014 through Dec. 18, 2014. Fares are one way and do not require roundtrip purchase. Fare(s) shown includes all transportation fees, surcharges and taxes, and are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited at these fares and certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable.

Tickets are non-refundable but may be transferred for a fee of up to $ 50, or reissued for alternate flights for a fee of up to $ 75, as well as a fare difference. Previously purchased tickets may not be exchanged for these special fare tickets. Flight segment(s) must be cancelled prior to scheduled departure time or the ticket(s) and all monies will be forfeited. Fares reflect purchase at FlyFrontier.com or by calling Frontier’s reservation and must be paid for at the time reservation is made but may be cancelled for a full refund without penalty up to 24 hours after time of purchase. Baggage and advance seat assignments are available for purchase separately at an additional charge. Other restrictions may apply.

About Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines is committed to offering ‘Low Fares Done Right’ to more than 75 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic on over 270 daily flights. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Frontier employs more than 3,800 hard-working aviation professionals who pride themselves in providing the customer Rocky Mountain hospitality. Frontier Airlines is the proud recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2013 Diamond Award for maintenance excellence.

For more information or to purchase a Frontier flight, visit FlyFrontier.com, where Frontier guarantees the best travel value for Frontier flights. Customers can sign up at FlyFrontier.com/email-alert receive special discounts and promotions only available to Frontier’s email subscribers. Special offers are also available by following Frontier on Twitter at Twitter.com/FlyFrontier or by liking Frontier on Facebook at Facebook.com/FlyFrontier.

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