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American Diabetes Association Alert Day


Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? Nearly 26 million people across the country and 1 million people here in Oregon/SW Washington are affected by diabetes and pre-diabetes, 1/3 of those people don't even know they have it. March 25 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a one-day "wake up call" asking the American public to take the FREE Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Share the test with everyone you care about - friends, family and colleagues. With each person that takes the test and knows their risk, the Association is that much closer to reaching their goal to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes (and $5 is donated by Boar's Head Brand!) Visit www.diabetes.org/oregonswwashington or email oregonswwashington@diabetes.org to get more information on how you can be involved in Alert Day within your office and community. 

March for Babies


Join March of Dimes for the annual March for Babies on Saturday, April 26th! We’re taking part in the walk that saves babies from premature birth and birth defects. They’ll be the easiest steps you and your family will ever take. You’ll have fun, too! Millions of people across the nation will be walking to support March of Dimes research and programs to give babies in our community a healthy start in life. Find the walk closest to you and register today by clicking here

Sleep Country Foster Kids Pajama Bowl


Go bowling in your pajamas for local foster kids! On sunday April 27th, from 11am-2pm Big Al's at 14950 SW Barrows Rd. Beaverton, OR 97007 will be hosting Portland's local Pajama Bowl. For more information or to find aother location near you here.

For the nearly 20,000 foster children living in the Northwest, each day presents new challenges. But with the community’s help, these children can regain a sense of hope. 100% of funds raised by Pajama Bowl participants will be used to provide resources, and little wishes that foster kids often go without – whether it's a funding athletic participation fees, obtaining assistance in school, or reuniting with a sibling at summer camp. Since its inception, Pajama Bowl has raised over $750,000 for foster kids, thanks to the generous support of over 5,600 participants!

Strike Out Cancer


Strike Out Cancer is a youth softball tournament benefiting the Children's Cancer Association and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society being held April 26-27th at Wallace Marine Park in Salem.  Along with a great day of softball for regional 12 and under teams we are hosting a kids fair with face painting, balloon animals by Twisty and Friends, arts and crafts tables hosted by Michaels, a cake walk, and silent auction.  We invite and encourage survivors of Leukemia, Lymhoma, Myeloma, or childhood cancers to claim a survivor Tshirt and act as honorary pitchers.  It promises to be a great day of family fun and support for our Oregon Families facing cancer.  Visit our Facebook page for the latest information on the tournament at https://www.facebook.com/Strikeoutcancersoftballtournament or email us at Strikeoutcancersoftball@aol.com if you have any questions.

Rock N' Roll Half Marathon


The Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon will be racing through Portland on May 18, 2014. The scenic 13.1 mile course starts & finishes at Waterfront Park with two bridge crossings and a tour through East Portland. Don’t miss this 13.1 mile block party. Whether you run, walk, volunteer, or cheer - the race has something for everyone. Rock bands every mile and hundreds of spirited cheerleaders keep you rockin’ from start to finish through the City of Roses. Click here for race details and register now!

Bethesda Lutheran Communities


Do you enjoy giving hope, discovery and self-empowerment to people who truly need and appreciate it?
Bethesda Lutheran Communities is currently looking for Direct Support Professionals!!!
As a Direct Support Professional (DSP), you'll be responsible for training and assisting individuals served and supported in various aspects of activities of daily living, while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and agency policies and procedures. This position is also responsible for the health, safety and emotional support of the individuals being served. This position actively supports people to choose and achieve the highest quality of life. Click here to apply: www.bethesdalutherancommunities.org

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