Friday, August 28, 2009

Tales From A Very Full Inbox

Yeah, as I mentioned I have been slacking off pretty badly so let me try to catch up on all of the email:

Homeless World Cup
: The power of football to unite and change lives sees Inter Milan and AC Milan on the same side for the Milan 2009 Homeless World Cup from 6-13 September 2009. The two teams, eternal rivals on the pitch, but on this occasion allies, announced their support a few weeks before the tournament begins in Italy.

Both Football Clubs will contribute financial support, signed shirts, and raise awareness of the tournament with their fan base. You can read the whole story here.

Fresh Air Fund:
The 2009 Fresh Air Fund-Racers completed the NYC half marathon and raised a whopping $80,000 this summer! The team is really thrilled and just wanted to thank everyone who supported them. You can see the photos on their Facebook page here and become of fan of theirs as well. In addition, you can follow the group on Twitter @FreshAirFund.

Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences in the country to more than 1.7 million New York City children from disadvantaged communities. Each year, thousands of children visit volunteer host families in 13 states and Canada through the Friendly Town Program or attend one of five Fresh Air Fund camps.

Not Really A Sport...But...
Drinking beer isn't technically a sport but I know many sports fanatics like to indulge a bit so...

Coors Banquet just launched a Facebook contest giving away 150 prizes to fans including a grand prize, one-year supply of Coors Banquet and VIP trip for two to the historic Coors Banquet brewery. This contest celebrates the Colorado gold rush and 150th anniversary of Golden (the birthplace of Coors Banquet). Check out the contest here

Speaking of Headaches: Women’s luge world champion, Erin Hamlin, recently signed on as a spokesperson for the National Headache Foundation to promote the NHF and assist in educational activities to help other women and girls who may be sufferers, like herself. Though she is ranked number one in the U.S. and sixth in the world in women’s luge, Erin has suffered a long history of migraine and knows first hand what an impact they can have on a woman’s life. Can you believe that the day before she became the first U.S. woman to win the gold medal at the 2009 Luge World Championships, she suffered from an unbearable migraine and actually almost had to withdraw from the competition?! Can you imagine? Find out more information here

Don't forget MY CONTEST!! Today is the last day to enter to win a $250 airline gift card. Go to this post and leave your comment before midnight tonight (PST). The winner will be announced on Monday.

Have a great weekend!


Vince Spence said...

My daughter suffered through migraines until her early twenties. She will occasionally still get one, but the intensity is less severe than when she was young.

I have heard that when someone else has a headache, it is a headache, but when you have a headache, it is a migraine. When Rachel had migraines, her face would flush full, the veins and arteries in forehead were visible, any light virtually blinded her and the pain, I am told by her, was excruciating. She would have to endure the pain until it subsided on it's own. I hope migraine meds have improved since then, they were worthless back then. When the pain subsided, she would literally pass out and sleep like a rock for 2-3 hours.

She had a school nurse who claimed to suffer migraines and would not believe Rachel's pain. She (nurse) told me if she (nurse) held her breath, they would go away. Pretty nice, huh? Yes, I would always get angry at people claiming migraines when they probably were not even good headaches. I was a drinker for years, so I know what a 'good' headache is.

Erin is a cutie and a fabulous athlete. Was she originally from the East Coast?

Apryl DeLancey said...

I'm sorry to hear about Rachel. I hope she's found a way to manage.

I believe that Erin is a New York native.