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Join the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation's first athletic virtual fundraiser: Moving for the Cure!

These are unique but exciting times, and while distance and physical separation are challenging, they cannot break the ties that bind our community together.”

— Cindy Thomas, CCF Volunteer Coordinator

HERRIMAN, UT, UNITED STATES, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In light of Covid-19, many athletic events and outdoor activities have been canceled or postponed. TeamCCF would like to take this opportunity to engage those who want to fundraise for the Foundation in a fun and positive way with a fitness component. Moving for the Cure, allows participants in any area, of any age, and of any athletic ability to raise money through an athletic event of their choosing. You can choose to run, bike, walk, play a game of volleyball, host a dance party, rollerblade and more. Choose any activity that gets you moving!

Each athlete is asked to…
Set up a fundraising page (through Reason to Race)
Commit to raise at least $200 per individual or $350 per family
Email or post a photo of their activity to social media and tag with #movingforthecure

Each registered athlete will receive…
Moving for the Cure t-shirt and a Cholangiocarcinoma awareness wristband
A personalized fundraising page to share with family and friends
A finisher’s medal to those that meet the fundraising minimum
Race Bib

Complete the event during the week of Sunday, July 5 – Saturday, July 11.

“These are unique but exciting times, and while distance and physical separation are challenging, they cannot break the ties that bind our community together. We understand many are feeling isolated right now; however, the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (CCF) family is committed to moving forward. Moving for the Cure is something anyone can do and we are thrilled to join our community in this exciting event. We hope it brings smiles and laughter to all involved now and for years to come," said Cindy Thomas, Volunteer Specialist of the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. Register today to help us move for the cure.

Please join us by becoming a partner for this inaugural event. All proceeds raised will go directly to help fund research for this rare cancer. We expect to have over 100 participants globally and will promote your company’s participation through our Moving for the Cure emails (30,000+ contacts), CCF Facebook page (14,000+ followers), and on the Moving for the Cure website (thousands of visits annually).

Cholangiocarcinoma, a highly lethal rare cancer with poor prognosis, arises from the bile ducts in the liver. With approximately 8,000 cases a year being diagnosed in the United States, cholangiocarcinoma is the second most common primary liver cancer in the world. It is often diagnosed at advanced stages when treatment is only minimally effective, emphasizing the imminent need for novel therapies.

About the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation:

Founded in 2006, the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation is a global 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by bile duct cancer. For that reason, the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation continues its efforts to raise awareness of all stakeholders in the cholangiocarcinoma community through advocacy, education, collaboration, and research. For more information please visit our website at cholangiocarcinoma.org.

For more information and photos, please visit our website https://cholangiocarcinoma.org or e-
mail allison.thomas@cholangiocarcinoma.org.

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Best of Los Angeles Award Winning Author, Adrienne Rubin, Shares Short Piece On Responsibility & Freedom Amidst COVID-19

Adrienne Rubin

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"In spite of our need for freedom, most of those who responded are choosing responsible behavior"- Adrienne Rubin

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the midst of the national protests that have taken place throughout the nation, it has become easy to drown out all other news. “If it bleeds, it leads”. Recent winner of the Best of Los Angeles Award- “Best New Memoir – 2020” for her memoir “Diamonds and Scoundrels: My Life in the Jewelry Business”, Adrienne Rubin takes a closer look into the mindset behind responsibility and freedom in this country in response to COVID-19. Having just received a Members Spotlight in Modern Luxury/Angeleno Magazine for this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2020, Adrienne has written a short piece entitled "A New Mindset," hoping to raise awareness of a topic that has often been overlooked during these unprecedented times. Read Adrienne’s piece here:

"A woman on the beach on our east coast was proud not to be wearing a mask in public. As an independent thinker, she refused to be told what to do. Her freedom was too important.

The dictionary defines freedom as “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.” In other words, it is the state of being allowed to do whatever you want to do whenever you want to do it, which would be fine if we each lived alone and apart from the presence of others.

In society, along with freedom, there must come the other side of the coin: Responsibility. How does your freedom affect mine? And today more than ever, how does your not wearing a mask affect me? You ignore science and the fact that your very breath holds a potential invisible weapon. According to what experts are saying, should you come within my air space, you put me in danger. Neither of us can know for certain, but when you confront me without a mask on, my instinct for survival is telling me to flee.

At a news conference in March of this year, Rudy Gobert, the first NBA player found to have Covid-19, elicited careless behavior by touching all the microphones and recording devices at a news conference. Cameras captured him while he blatantly, although unknowingly, infected others. His later apology was widely accepted. But to flaunt independence and personal freedom at the expense of others, now that we know better, threatens us all.

Our new mindset requires a return to ethical behavior. Let’s assume we choose to follow suggested guidelines, putting others as a priority, behaving responsibly by valuing the gift of life, and universal good health above all else. We willingly give up feelings of entitlement, replacing them with a heightened sense of the environment and a social consciousness. Ideally, this leads to empathy and more purposeful existence, and yet, even so, we still anxiously await a return to work and a semblance of life before COVID.

Our new normal lives will be different and slow in coming. Many of us expect to return to work in the coming weeks and months, while far fewer expect to resume social activities in the near future. Many businesses around the world will have vanished, unable to withstand economic pressure. Those with online sales will enjoy double-digit growth, as digital habits become firmly entrenched. Virtual shopping sessions will peak our interest, as we search for items to buy. Even though luxury sales will return faster than expected, since those who can afford it will indulge, prices will be lower, and even this sector will take longer to recover.

As we begin the month of June, fewer than half of us will book medical appointments, even essential ones. The same is predicted for grocery shopping in person, eating in restaurants, going into stores to shop, and any activity that involves close contact with others. According to the Bain/Dynasta American Workers Survey taken earlier this month, public caution will remain high, with the majority of Americans continuing to avoid community and large social events, flying on airplanes, using public transportation, and sending children to school or camp. This survey shows, in spite of our need for freedom, most of those who responded are choosing responsible behavior. The truth is, “We are in this together,” and that applies to us all, including the woman on the beach who refuses to wear a mask".

Adrienne Rubin’s memoir, Diamonds and Scoundrels: My Life in the Jewelry Business is available through www.Amazon.com, www.target.com, www.walmart.com or www.barnesandnoble.com, and can be ordered through your local bookstore.

Adrienne Rubin:

https://adriennerubin.com/

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FAFF 2020 Celebrates Global Creativity

Diverse films mark the 7th Annual FAFF

Diverse films mark the 7th Annual FAFF

92 Films from 27 Countries – Opens June 8-14 on Vimeo

Films about art and creativity are a labor of love. The film and art worlds have always intertwined. It will amaze audiences with intelligent, eloquent, passionate, and incredibly engaging films.” ”

— Juri Koll

VENICE, CA, USA, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In an incredibly challenging time in the history of our world, and while most of the worlds museums and galleries are closed, Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) is proud to announced the 7th Annual Fine Arts Film Festival (FAFF), to be held June 8-14, 2020. FAFF – the world’s largest art film festival – will present 92 films from 27 countries online using the Vimeo platform.

FAFF will feature profiles of renowned artists including Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali, or assemblage artists Jesse Lott and Lonnie Holley and most importantly, artists forgotten and newly discovered. Whether it's Myriah Marquez, adapting to life in a van in Venice Beach, the last elderly worshipper at a 1,000 year old mosque in Saudi Arabia, or a DJ named Mekon who fled Nigeria to Lybia, and then fled to Malta to survive, these films tells stories of comedy, tragedy, famous and infamous art, music, dance, and performance world figures will be presented in this not-to-be-missed seven-day online event. Live Q&A’s with filmmakers and artists will begin soon and be broadcast during the festival.

Ticketing information is available on the ViCA website. Eight curated series of films (running an average of 6 hours each) are being offered at $10 per series. A festival pass for all films will be available for just $20.

The festival is dedicated to presenting the finest new films about art in the western capital of the art world – and now globally – to highlight the world art community. The films — narratives, documentaries, experimental, and hybrid genres — tell stories about how art is made, how artists survive, how they think and work, and what makes creativity our most important skill, and our best hope for mankind.

“Considering the world situation, the fact that we received so many more submissions this year, and are able to select so many more films is very gratifying,” says Juri Koll, Founder and Director of ViCA, which produces the festival as part of its ongoing exhibition programs. Koll adds, “We’ve had to pivot quickly to get this online with permission from all the filmmakers. We are very proud to be screening many great and never-before-seen films from fine filmmakers from around the world – and half of them are women. We didn't set out to achieve this, it's just a wonderful new reality these past 2 Festivals. Films about art and creativity are a labor of love, and the film and art worlds have always intertwined. It's easily forgotten how much blood, sweat, and tears go into the work we do. We expect this festival will amaze audiences with intelligent, cutting edge, eloquent, passionate, and incredibly engaging films.” 

The FAFF 2020 Awards Ceremony will be presented online on Saturday, June 13. at 8pm PT.

The Official Selections of the VR section of FAFF 2020 will be announced shortly. The VR 360 films will go online on Vimeo June 22, with awards being announced on June 27.

All Official Selections of FAFF past and present will be offered a distribution deal through the ViCAFilms/Big Pieces Company partnership.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to work with FAFF, ViCA Films and the filmmakers to help share their films worldwide," said Jim Quan, Head of Sales and Marketing, The Big Pieces Company. "Over the course of its seven-year run, FAFF has done a fantastic job of assembling a wonderful collection of creative art films, all compelling works of art in their own right."

The first Q&A with filmmakers will be held June 4 at 11am. Details here.

Sponsors past and present include Blick Art Materials, Beyond Baroque, 4 Brothers Wine Co., Flake, the Estonian American Business Alliance, and many others.

About ViCA
The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) is an arts organization devoted to identifying, protecting and sustaining the unique stories, history and culture of one of the most important centers of American independent artistic expression. Through its exhibitions, events, research facilities, and education curriculum, ViCA celebrates the world of art internationally, and most importantly the art and culture of Venice Beach/Southern California. Our founding in 2011 marks an ongoing commitment to our community – to present the art world from the perspective of it's artists, writers, curators, collectors, and the art viewing public.

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New York Celebrates Men's Health Month

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Anne Di Gregory
June, 2020 communications@menshealthnetwork.org
(202) 543-6461 ext. 101

New York Celebrates Men’s Health in June

Join Communities Across the Globe Honor Men’s Health Month

New York – The state of New York, as well as the cities of Albany, Huntington, and Schenectady, have issued proclamations celebrating men’s health and fatherhood in June, helping educate men, boys, and their families about disease prevention, timely screenings, healthy lifestyles, and positive family relationships.

The proclamations can be found on MensHealthMonth.org.

The importance of this effort is also highlighted by a statement from the White House each year.

Raising awareness of the need for men and boys to live healthy lifestyles is critical to their wellbeing. The life expectancy for men is five years less than women, and men also have higher rates of death from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports women are 100% more likely to visit their doctor for annual exams and preventative services than men.

Report cards on the status of male health in each state can be found at the State of Men's Health website. Proclamations from every state be found at www.MensHealthMonth.com

Dr. Sal Giorgianni, Sr., Science Advisor for Men's Health Network, underscored the importance of this nationwide initiative saying, "The health of boys and men in any community are directly related to the overall health of that community.” Dr. Giorgianni also recognized the particular appropriateness of the proclamations adding, “Acknowledging the important messages of Men's Health Month and supporting this celebration of the health of boys and men is a key to improving the health and wellbeing of the whole community."

“We applaud officials in their states for helping raise awareness of the health issues facing men and their families by recognizing this year’s men’s health awareness period,” said Ana Fadich Tomsic, MPH, CHES, Vice President, Men’s Health Network. “Communities around the globe are becoming aware of the devastating effect COVID-19 has on men and recognize that this June is the ideal time to encourage them and their loved ones to stay safe and seek early treatment when needed.”

Across the country, hundreds of health care professionals, private corporations, faith-based organizations, community groups, and other interested organizations help plan activities and events that focus on men’s health during June, and throughout the year. On June 19, MHN encourages participation in using the #ShowUsYourBlue hashtag on social media where participants raised awareness about men’s health issues by Wearing BLUE.

For ideas and free resources in both English and Spanish, visit www.MensHealthMonth.org

This year also marks the 26th anniversary of the establishment of National Men’s Health Week, as part of the larger awareness period of Men’s Health Month. The legislation was sponsored by Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 31, 1994.

Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week are organized by Men's Health Network (MHN), an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork. For more information on MHN's ongoing Dialogue on Men's Health series, visit www.dialogueonmenshealth.com

Anne Di Gregory
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Nevada Celebrates Men's Health Month

NEVADA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Anne Di Gregory
June, 2020 communications@menshealthnetwork.org
(202) 543-6461 ext. 101

Nevada Celebrates Men’s Health in June

Join Communities Across the Globe Honor Men’s Health Month

Nevada – The state of Nevada, as well as the cities of Henderson and Sparks, have issued proclamations celebrating men’s health and fatherhood in June, helping educate men, boys, and their families about disease prevention, timely screenings, healthy lifestyles, and positive family relationships.

The proclamations can be found on here.

The importance of this effort is also highlighted by a statement from the White House each year.

Raising awareness of the need for men and boys to live healthy lifestyles is critical to their wellbeing. The life expectancy for men is five years less than women, and men also have higher rates of death from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports women are 100% more likely to visit their doctor for annual exams and preventative services than men.

Report cards on the status of male health in each state can be found at the State of Men's Health website. Proclamations from every state be found at www.MensHealthMonth.com

Dr. Sal Giorgianni, Sr., Science Advisor for Men's Health Network, underscored the importance of this nationwide initiative saying, "The health of boys and men in any community are directly related to the overall health of that community.” Dr. Giorgianni also recognized the particular appropriateness of the proclamations adding, “Acknowledging the important messages of Men's Health Month and supporting this celebration of the health of boys and men is a key to improving the health and wellbeing of the whole community."

“We applaud officials in their states for helping raise awareness of the health issues facing men and their families by recognizing this year’s men’s health awareness period,” said Ana Fadich Tomsic, MPH, CHES, Vice President, Men’s Health Network. “Communities around the globe are becoming aware of the devastating effect COVID-19 has on men and recognize that this June is the ideal time to encourage them and their loved ones to stay safe and seek early treatment when needed.”

Across the country, hundreds of health care professionals, private corporations, faith-based organizations, community groups, and other interested organizations help plan activities and events that focus on men’s health during June, and throughout the year. On June 19, MHN encourages participation in using the #ShowUsYourBlue hashtag on social media where participants raised awareness about men’s health issues by Wearing BLUE.

For ideas and free resources in both English and Spanish, visit www.MensHealthMonth.org

This year also marks the 26th anniversary of the establishment of National Men’s Health Week, as part of the larger awareness period of Men’s Health Month. The legislation was sponsored by Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 31, 1994.

Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week are organized by Men's Health Network (MHN), an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork. For more information on MHN's ongoing Dialogue on Men's Health series, visit www.dialogueonmenshealth.com

Anne Di Gregory
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North Carolina Celebrates Men's Health Month

NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ —
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Anne Di Gregory
June, 2020 communications@menshealthnetwork.org
(202) 543-6461 ext. 101

North Carolina Celebrates Men’s Health in June

Communities Across the Globe Honor Men’s Health Month

North Carolina – The state of North Carolina, as well as the cities of Asheville, Concord, and Durham, have issued proclamations celebrating men’s health and fatherhood in June, helping educate men, boys, and their families about disease prevention, timely screenings, healthy lifestyles, and positive family relationships.

The proclamations can be found on MensHealthMonth.org

The importance of this effort is also highlighted by a statement from the White House each year.

Raising awareness of the need for men and boys to live healthy lifestyles is critical to their wellbeing. The life expectancy for men is five years less than women, and men also have higher rates of death from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports women are 100% more likely to visit their doctor for annual exams and preventative services than men.

Report cards on the status of male health in each state can be found at the State of Men's Health website. Proclamations from every state be found at www.MensHealthMonth.com

Dr. Sal Giorgianni, Sr., Science Advisor for Men's Health Network, underscored the importance of this nationwide initiative saying, "The health of boys and men in any community are directly related to the overall health of that community.” Dr. Giorgianni also recognized the particular appropriateness of the proclamations adding, “Acknowledging the important messages of Men's Health Month and supporting this celebration of the health of boys and men is a key to improving the health and wellbeing of the whole community."

“We applaud officials in their states for helping raise awareness of the health issues facing men and their families by recognizing this year’s men’s health awareness period,” said Ana Fadich Tomsic, MPH, CHES, Vice President, Men’s Health Network. “Communities around the globe are becoming aware of the devastating effect COVID-19 has on men and recognize that this June is the ideal time to encourage them and their loved ones to stay safe and seek early treatment when needed.”

Across the country, hundreds of health care professionals, private corporations, faith-based organizations, community groups, and other interested organizations help plan activities and events that focus on men’s health during June, and throughout the year. On June 19, MHN encourages participation in using the #ShowUsYourBlue hashtag on social media where participants raised awareness about men’s health issues by Wearing BLUE.

For ideas and free resources in both English and Spanish, visit www.MensHealthMonth.org

This year also marks the 26th anniversary of the establishment of National Men’s Health Week, as part of the larger awareness period of Men’s Health Month. The legislation was sponsored by Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 31, 1994.

Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week are organized by Men's Health Network (MHN), an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork. For more information on MHN's ongoing Dialogue on Men's Health series, visit www.dialogueonmenshealth.com

Anne Di Gregory
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Michigan Celebrates Men's Health Month

MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Anne Di Gregory
June, 2020 communications@menshealthnetwork.org
(202) 543-6461 ext. 101

Michigan Celebrates Men’s Health in June

Join Communities Across the Globe Honor Men’s Health Month

Michigan – The state of Michigan, as well as the cities of Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, and Warren, have issued proclamations celebrating men’s health and fatherhood in June, helping educate men, boys, and their families about disease prevention, timely screenings, healthy lifestyles, and positive family relationships.

The proclamations can be found here.

The importance of this effort is also highlighted by a statement from the White House each year.

Raising awareness of the need for men and boys to live healthy lifestyles is critical to their wellbeing. The life expectancy for men is five years less than women, and men also have higher rates of death from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports women are 100% more likely to visit their doctor for annual exams and preventative services than men.

Report cards on the status of male health in each state can be found at the State of Men's Health website. Proclamations from every state be found at www.MensHealthMonth.com

Dr. Sal Giorgianni, Sr., Science Advisor for Men's Health Network, underscored the importance of this nationwide initiative saying, "The health of boys and men in any community are directly related to the overall health of that community.” Dr. Giorgianni also recognized the particular appropriateness of the proclamations adding, “Acknowledging the important messages of Men's Health Month and supporting this celebration of the health of boys and men is a key to improving the health and wellbeing of the whole community."

“We applaud officials in their states for helping raise awareness of the health issues facing men and their families by recognizing this year’s men’s health awareness period,” said Ana Fadich Tomsic, MPH, CHES, Vice President, Men’s Health Network. “Communities around the globe are becoming aware of the devastating effect COVID-19 has on men and recognize that this June is the ideal time to encourage them and their loved ones to stay safe and seek early treatment when needed.”

Across the country, hundreds of health care professionals, private corporations, faith-based organizations, community groups, and other interested organizations help plan activities and events that focus on men’s health during June, and throughout the year. On June 19, MHN encourages participation in using the #ShowUsYourBlue hashtag on social media where participants raised awareness about men’s health issues by Wearing BLUE.

For ideas and free resources in both English and Spanish, visit www.MensHealthMonth.org

This year also marks the 26th anniversary of the establishment of National Men’s Health Week, as part of the larger awareness period of Men’s Health Month. The legislation was sponsored by Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 31, 1994.

Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week are organized by Men's Health Network (MHN), an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork. For more information on MHN's ongoing Dialogue on Men's Health series, visit www.dialogueonmenshealth.com

Anne Di Gregory
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Local AV Company Broadens Reach of High School Graduations Through Live Streaming

Seamless Events streams West Linn High School Graduation

West Linn High drive-thru graduation set-up.

Seamless Events streams West Linn High School Graduation.

Seamless Events camera crew.

Seamless Events streams West Linn High School Graduation.

West Linn High drive-thru graduation.

Seamless Events captures graduation ceremonies for West Linn-Wilsonville School District allowing more loved ones to participate through live stream and chat.

We soon realized that our 'pivot' into the virtual space could help the community by allowing graduating seniors to have their moment in the spotlight.”

— Laurel Miller

PORTLAND, OREGON, UNITED STATES, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Seamless Events, a local Audio Visual company in the events industry whose business has been severely impacted by the COVID pandemic, put their expertise to work to live stream local graduation ceremonies.

No matter the current state of affairs in the world, graduation ceremonies are significant events. As such, loved ones of the graduating students usually want to be involved in the ceremony. When Seamless Events owner and President Laurel Miller heard about the possibility of in-person graduations being canceled in her community, she reached out to her local school district to open a discussion. She let them know that Seamless Events could help seniors walk for their diplomas, being cheered on by their loved ones as they had always planned, despite social distancing restrictions. Miller’s solution would even give family and friends who wouldn’t have otherwise been able to participate, a way to view the ceremony.

“We have been producing live stream and virtual content for our clients as a part of their live events for years,” Miller said. “We soon realized that our 'pivot' into the virtual space could help the community by allowing graduating seniors to have their moment in the spotlight not only with local friends and family but also with people who would not have ordinarily had the chance to participate in this milestone.”

After much consideration and input from senior students, their families, teachers and school administrators, the decision to host in-person, drive-thru graduations on the original graduation dates for the West Linn-Wilsonville School District was made. By partnering with Seamless Events, the schools are able to broadcast a live stream with a chat feature as well as a recorded presentation that will make the event available for the entire community and beyond, amid social distancing restrictions.

"While we realize this will look different from what we are all used to, it is important that we hold these important celebrations on the original dates that our students and families had planned for over a year ago," said West Linn-Wilsonville School District Communications Director Andrew Kilstrom during an interview previously published in the Portland Tribune. "This ensures that all students can participate in and experience this momentous occasion.”

In an email sent to parents, Wilsonville High School principal Kelly Schmidt also weighed in on the decision. “As the parent of a senior myself, this decision hits very close to home," Schmidt said. "We know that there is no event we can plan that will replace the magic of a traditional graduation ceremony. However, we can promise it will be memorable!"

As audio visual experts who have been live streaming events across the nation for several years, Seamless Events is thrilled to be able to take an active role in supporting its community. The presentation of diplomas will be streamed live and inter-mixed with pre-recorded student speeches and other content. Families will be able to watch the looping speeches in their cars while they queue up for the big moment their graduate will walk across the outdoor stage. The live stream can be watched by friends and family at home. Full recordings will be distributed to graduates and will also be available on the respective school and district websites.

About Seamless Events: Founded in 1997, Seamless Event Solutions is a full-service production company and event technology provider. ThinkAV, founded in 2002 as an audiovisual consulting company, has grown to become one of the largest locally-owned audiovisual providers in the state of Oregon. Visit https://www.seamlessevents.com/ to learn more.

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Lindsay Guion Has Increased Financial Aid for His Scholarship Campaign Honoring Legendary Blues Vocalist Bessie Smith

Widely known as the Empress of Blues, Bessie Smith is regarded as one of the most influential singers of the 1920s and 1930s.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of GUION PARTNERS INC., Lindsay Guion, would like to announce an increase in financial aid for his scholarship campaign to reflect the amounts of $1,000, $1,500, and $2,500 US.

To apply, students must still be currently enrolled in a post secondary institution in the United States or Canada. Applicants are also required to complete an online registration form and submit a 500-word essay on the subject voice as an expressive musical instrument.

Lindsay is proud to honor Bessie Smith as he recognizes her astounding influence on the American music scene. In the hopes of celebrating her life and achievements, Lindsay encourages applicants to draw from their own experiences with music when forming their essay response. He looks forward to helping students reach their academic goals.

As a reminder, individuals must show proof of enrollment when submitting their online application form. For more information on the Bessie Smith Scholarship and to apply now, please visit the official site here.

About Lindsay Guion

Lindsay Guion is a prominent New York City producer and Chairman and CEO of GUION PARTNERS INC., a multi-tiered media management, and consultancy firm. Having worked with many high profile clients, Lindsay's extensive industry experience has allowed him to foster a wide range of professional connections. Lindsay utilizes both his talents and his resources to help upcoming artists enter the music scene.
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eBOOK VERSION OF “GET TO WOW!”, A ROADMAP BOOK TO ACTIVATE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS NOW AVAILABLE FROM GCSEN

eBook Get To Wow

“GET TO WOW!” THE SELF-GUIDING BOOK FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

“Get To Wow!” Back Cover

Innovative eBook available on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Kobo, eSentral, and available to libraries on the OverDrive platform.

I read thru the whole book. I really enjoyed being able to write in it, learn about social entrepreneurism, and work at my own pace! It was fun and helpful.”

— Lisa Mitten, Director of Sustainability, SUNY New Paltz

KINGSTON, NY, USA, June 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The eBook version of “Get To Wow! Exploring Your Inner Social Entrepreneur”, co-authored and published by the leadership team of GCSEN, The Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network (GCSEN Foundation) is hitting eBook platforms this week. Initially it will be accessible to the public on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Kobo, eSentral, and available to libraries on the OverDrive platform. Originally published in December 2019, “Get To Wow!” is also available as a hands-on softcover paper book, on sale at https://gcsen.com/products/get-to-wow-book.

User-friendly in either format, “Get To Wow” is a practical, self-starting guidebook and life-map for anyone having the desire to “make meaning, make money and move the world to a better place” as a social entrepreneur. Social Entrepreneurs run economically sustainable businesses and non-profits with a “4 P” mission, addressing an entrenched social problem to benefit People, Profit, Planet & Place. The eBook also includes a companion course, which includes downloadable videos, PDF enabled charts, and pages necessary for written work by the reader. For a limited time, GCSEN is offering access to the companion course for free at https://learn.gcsen.com/courses/get-to-wow.

Based on GCSEN’s innovative on-line blended-learning course offerings which include personalized coaching for students, faculty, business leaders and adult learners, “Get To Wow!” is not a textbook but a practical journey from self-exploration through social venture start-up. Filled with inspirational messages encouraging readers to find their passion to start a sustainable business or non-profit that can make positive contributions to communities and to the world, the book offers a real-world roadmap for starting a successful social venture which addresses an entrenched social problem.

Successfully launched at the end of 2019, readers’ comments include:
“GCSEN leadership not only wrote a great book, but it is definitely readable. A lot of very useful material. It should be well received. Very inspirational!” -Len Green, Entrepreneur, Investor, Mentor, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Babson College.

“I love your book!”
-Sheri Sobrato, Stanford University graduate, Impact Investor, Philanthropist, Founder of Digging Deep/Shadow’s Edge.

“I read thru the whole book. I really enjoyed being able to write in it, learn about social entrepreneurism, and work at my own pace! It was fun and helpful.”
-Lisa Mitten, Director of Sustainability, SUNY New Paltz.

Authored by Mike Caslin, Founder and President of GCSEN, and co-authored by GCSEN’s Managing Director Tony DiMarco and consultant Harv Hilowitz, with additional authorship credit to Dennis Hanno, President of Wheaton College (MA), and beautifully fulfilled by graphic designer Sharon Wasko, the book takes readers, makers and searchers on the path to finding and activating their inner social entrepreneur.

Co-author and recently awarded Fulbright Scholar Mike Caslin said, “It’s great that we now offer “Get To Wow!” on easily accessible e-platforms, enabling global readers to identify their passions and become active social entrepreneurs. There are many textbooks out there on social entrepreneurism, but none for the wider market that offers practical advice and guidance for starting up an actual social business venture. This eBook allows users to move at their own pace, supported by GCSEN offerings, coaching, videos and supplementary material easily accessed on our website, www.gcsen.com. We invite readers to take the journey and Get To Wow with us!”

Since 2015, GCSEN has developed and rolled out a series of innovative Social Entrepreneurship (SE) offerings, including its highly regarded Social Venture Boot Camps for college students and adult learners; its accredited on-line blended-learning courses with personalized coaching; and its Social Venture Research Institute fellowships for Certification in SE for college administrators, faculty and business leaders. GCSEN has certified over 500 Social Entrepreneurs via its college partners Wheaton College (MA), SUNY New Paltz School of Business, Vassar College (NY) and Saint Peter’s University Business School (NJ), soon to be joined by Rutgers University School of Continuing Education and IAJBS/IgnitED, the organization of Jesuit Graduate Business Schools in America based at LeMoyne College Madden School of Business. Additionally, GCSEN is developing its EvergreenGen Accelerator in Kingston NY, which includes a FabLab, business incubator, digital media TV studio, and Regional Resilience Accelerator, primarily for life-essential product manufacturing entities.

GCSEN Founder & President Mike Caslin is a Fulbright Scholar, internationally recognized as a thought leader in Social Entrepreneurship. He currently lectures at SUNY New Paltz School of Business (NY) and Saint Peter’s University Business School (NJ). A past faculty member of Babson College, CUNY-Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, Marist College School of Business and Manhattanville College, he has spent the last three decades studying, lecturing and facilitating efforts to promote social entrepreneurship on a global scale. GCSEN has been recognized as an “on-trendpreneur” by Trends Journal and as a pioneer in social entrepreneurship education by the New England Journal of Higher Education which stated, “GSCEN’s research has conclusively shown that Social Entrepreneurship education results in significant content knowledge gains retained by students, shows significant gains in self-confidence, is ranked highly as a life-changing learning experience by students, and is highly recommended by students to their peers.” GCSEN’s leadership and influence in the field of Social Entrepreneurship in academia continues to build, as seen in its critical support of Wheaton College’s successful effort to create enhanced social entrepreneur programming as facilitated by grants of over $10M from the visionary Diana Davis Spencer Foundation (Bethesda MD).

The GCSEN Foundation is an IRS-approved 501(c-3) not-for-profit organization, accelerating social entrepreneurship education and social venture formulation around the world. For more information about GCSEN and “Get To Wow” visit www.gcsen.com or contact Harv Hilowitz tel: 845-590-0925, email: harv@gcsen.com.

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