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Jordan Catholic School Walk-a-thon PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janine Parr   
Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:32
Jordan Catholic School’s annual walk-a-thon details:

  • Friday October 5th from 10:00-11:30am
  • Students have collected nearly $15,000 in pledge donations for new textbooks.
  • mmediately following mass at St. Pius X Church (about 9:30am,) students will move to the school gym for a brief (15-20 minute) assembly.
  • 5th grader Maggie Schaecher thought it a fitting day to present Fourth Grade Science Teacher Karen Lavell with a framed print
  • of a May 2012 Quad City Times article highlighting her annual laboratory rat experiment which teaches the value of nutrition.
  • Hy-Vee will provide a Hydration Station (water bottles) directly behind the store along 20th avenue, for the children as they walk.
  • Grand prizes will be awarded to the top 3 families.
  • Eighth grade students will lead the walk with Kindergarten & first grade bringing up the rear and walking an abbreviated route. The walk-a-thon will begin at approximately 10am and will commence with popsicles in the Farrell Hall parking lot. Please call me with questions & thank you for your partnership.

10th Preventing Abuse Conference PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tony Nassif   
Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:30
Helping Prevent Child Abduction & Human Trafficking

We will identify the problems but focus on the solutions.

Child Abduction, Prevention & Rescue. * Human Trafficking, Cartels in America.* Pornography impact *TerroristInvolvement in pornography *NationalSecuritThreat *Positive Role of the Faith Based Community *Updates on current events *Successes and Rescues  

Speakers Presenters

Governor Terry Branstad , U.S. Senator Grassley,

Detective Sergeant, Oscar Mejia,   DrugCartel Expert, Noreen Gosch,

Ric Lumbard (restoring victims)Baz: C.I.A. former, deep cover rescues,

Tamara Scott , Chuck Hurley (Iowa trafficking legislation), Jim Rothstein , Special Investigator of abduction & trafficking ,

Tania Fiolleau, former madam of 400 prostitutes ,

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children* Drew and Heather

Collins, parents of Missing Child, Dale Whiting, Timothy Plan, and more.   * Subject to change

Interesting surprise. Don't miss it.

REGISTRATION:   $59.00 includes conference and lunch** $79.00 at the door

DATE:   October 19, 2012  
LOCATION:   Embassy Suites, Des Moines, Iowa

TIME : 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Speakers and Lunch (Provided)

5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. Dinner break 
6:30 P.M. Movieof "Border Wars" about the cartels


Register Today!!! SPACE IS LIMITED

www.preventingabuse.org or call   323-851-3872

I personally look forward to see you at the conference

Tony Nassif

You are invited to the Stand Up! Change Teen Statistics Community Show PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QC Health Initiative   
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 15:17
The QC Hearts and Minds Youth Workgroup of the Quad City Health Initiative is proud to be partnering with the Rock Island County Regional Office of Education and Scott County Kids to bring the Stand Up! Change Teen Statistics theater program to our local schools.

During the week of October 22nd, the Stand Up! cast will give multiple performances of its 55-minute live prevention theater program to high school students across our community.  Presented by the R.Ed.I Arts and Education Foundation, the program provides information, hope and help for youth in managing issues they experience during adolescence.

Nighswander Junior Theater @ Annie Wittenmeyer
2815 Eastern Ave.
Davenport, IA 52803

Tuesday October 23, 2012 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM CDT

Performances of Stand Up! provide a great opportunity for teens and adults to have open discussions about issues facing youth today.  The Youth Workgroup hopes this program helps to identify and assist kids with mental and behavioral health concerns.  We've arranged for a special performance of Stand Up! to be given for community members and other school personnel/high-school students who would also like to experience this fantastic program live.

We invite you to join us for the Stand Up! Change Teen Statistics Community Show at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23rd in the Nighswander Junior Theater in Davenport.  The performance is free.
Please click on the link below to RSVP.

Register Now!
I can't make it
Questions about the event may be directed to Nicole Carkner, Executive Director, Quad City Health Initiative at 563-421-2815.  We acknowledge and thank the following sponsors who have provided financial support for this project including: Edgerton Women's Health Center, Quad City Bank & Trust, Rock Island County Juvenile Court Services, Scott County Regional Authority and United Way of the Quad Cities Area.  We look forward to seeing you at the theater!

QC CROP Hunger Walk this Sunday, October 7th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Anne Wachal   
Monday, 01 October 2012 09:45
The 41st annual Quad Cities CROP Hunger Walk to be held this Sunday, October 7, 2012 beginning at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport and crossing the Centennial Bridge into Rock Island.

Looking to make a difference in these trying times, the Quad Cities CROP Hunger Walk has set a goal of 1,000 Walkers and hopes to raise $60,000 to help stop hunger and poverty here in our community and around the world, through self-help initiatives. A portion of the funds raised here in the Quad Cities will go to the hunger-fighting work at local food pantries and other agencies.

Last year, 800 Walkers raised more than $58,000 in their locally organized CROP Hunger Walk.

This year the Quad Cities and some 2,000 cities and towns nationwide are joining together in interfaith community CROP Hunger Walks around the theme "Ending hunger one step at a time." Many of the CROP Walkers will be wearing T-shirts, proclaiming their solidarity with the millions of neighbors around the world who have to walk to live -- as well as with the millions served by local food pantries, food banks, and meal sites here in the U.S. These local ministries share in the funds raised by CROP Hunger Walks.

Haiti is one part of the world where CROP Hunger Walks are making a big difference. In the aftermath of the killer earthquake, Church World Service was there with much-needed emergency assistance. With the recovery effort in full swing, CWS is helping families and communities to rebuild homes, food supplies and livelihoods.

CROP Hunger Walks also play a role in the U.S., helping communities ravaged by floods and tornadoes to recover.

For more information about the Quad Cities CROP Hunger Walk, contact Anne Wachal of Churches United of the Quad City Area at 563-332-5002 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in Bettendorf to hold annual Fur & Glitz Reveal PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Sons   
Monday, 01 October 2012 09:12
The Bettendorf Discovery Shop in Cumberland Square is excited to announce that Thursday, October 11th from 10:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. we will be revealing our beautiful collection of fur coats and accessories, and our stunning special occasion dresses, tuxedos, jewelry, and accessories.

The Discovery Shop is ready to help you to sparkle and shine for a great cause!  Stop in on Thursday morning to be the first to see all of the lovely items that we have available.  We will help you to find just what you need for your upcoming special occasions, and you can help us to raise money to help in the fight against cancer.  Our donors have been very generous; we have a wonderful assortment of items for you to choose from.

The Discovery Shop is an upscale resale shop selling gently used items all donated by the community it is owned and operated by the American Cancer Society with the proceeds going for cancer research, education, patient services, and advocacy.   The shop is run mainly by a staff of over 80 volunteers.  If you are interested in joining our volunteer group stop in the shop and join us in the fight against cancer.

If you have items that you would like to donate for this event or at any time, donations are gladly accepted during business hours and a tax receipt is always available.  The shop welcomes men’s, women’s and children’s gently used clothing, accessories, jewelry, collectibles and kitchen items.  For more information find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/QCDiscoveryShop or on Twitter at QCDiscoveryShop

Regular shop hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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