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COMEDY COMPETITION STANDS UP TO DIABETES PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Starman   
Friday, 13 April 2012 14:26
Davenport, IA APR 12, 2012 – Iowa and Illinois comedians will raise money and awareness for the Eastern Iowa Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with a night of standup comedy and competition in this year's Comedy For A Cause 3 - Last QC Comic Standing, April 13th at The Establishment Theatre. Tickets for finals will cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door, with all proceeds going to support the Eastern Iowa JDRF.

For the third year, DubStar has called upon area comedians to lend a helping hand to the Eastern Iowa branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Last QC Comic Standing is the area's only LOCALLY produced comedy competition. This year, the vent injects a new level of excitement with a competition format. Forty comics competed over four weeks to earn one of ten spots in the finals.

The finals will be held Friday, April 13th at The Establishment Theater. The top ten will perform for local judges Tony Tone from the Red Hot Brian Scott & Tony Tone in the Morning on B100, Entertainment Editor for the the Quad City Times – David Burke, Local headlining comedian – Jim Petersen, and local retailer and JDRF parent – Bob Boyer. These judges will narrow the field from ten to three, and then name a champion. Tickets for finals will cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door, with all proceeds going to support the Eastern Iowa JDRF. Tickets can be purchased through The Establishment Theatre’s box office: by Phone: 309.786.1111 or on the web at: www.EstablishmentTheatre.com.

"The Establishment is very excited to be hosting Comedy For a Cause 3 – Last QC Comic Standing,” says Patrick Adamson, General Manager of The Establishment. “It is important to support JDRF and DubStar, two organizations working to make a difference in our community. There is no better way to make an impact than to share some laughter for a cause."

JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children and adults suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. According to the American Diabetes Association, an estimated 25.8 million people in the United States, 8.3% of the population, have diabetes, with 7 million going undiagnosed.

DubStar is an amateur fundraising group founded in 2008 by Tony Boyer and Chris Starman; both
have histories related to helping diabetics. DubStar’s mission is to make a positive impact on deserving
charities or groups, through fun and unique ways; “Party With A Purpose”. In February, DubStar hosted
Minute 2 Win It, a recreation of the popular TV game show that raised funds for the Quad Cities Autism
Center. Additional information can be found at the DubStar website, www.facebook.com/DubStarQC.

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Cancer Survivors Walk Lap of Hope at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cindy Bruhn   
Friday, 13 April 2012 12:15
Davenport, IA –On April 20 at 7:00 p.m., Relay For Life of Scott County will hold a special Survivors’ Lap, a moving experience honoring those who have defeated cancer. Survivors will join together to take Relay’s opening lap, unified in victory and hope, while the rest of the event’s participants surround the track to cheer them on.

Relay For Life is a unique grassroots fundraising event in which individuals and teams of participants in nearly 5,100 communities nationwide walk around a track overnight to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved one lost, and  ommit to fight back against the disease. The money raised through Relay For Life supports the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver and would like to take part in the Relay For Life please register via our website: www.RelayForLife.org/scottcountyia or call Barb Lowe (Survivor Chair) at 214-926-2583. All survivors receive a free Relay For Life T-shirt and are invited to join us for a complimentary Survivor Dinner meal to be served at 6 p.m.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every  cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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THE PROJECT OF THE QUAD CITIES CLEANS OUT WAREHOUSE FOR HUGE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shannon Rembowski   
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:47

Sale Proceeds to Benefit Those Living With HIV/AIDS

 The Project of the Quad Cities, partnered with 15 students from Illinois State University, will be selling donated goods and items from the cleaned out warehouse at a community Garage Sale April 14th and 15th, 2012. The Sale will be held at the Moline office located at 2316 5th Avenue and will take place from 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday and 8 am to 2 pm on Sunday. There are 100’s of items for sale including office furniture, building/construction supplies, craft materials, computer games, clothing for adults, toys, children’s clothing, household décor, books, Holiday decorations, and more. There will also be face painting for children during the Sale hours. The sale will be held rain or shine. All proceeds from the event will support The Project of the Quad Cities.

 Established in 1986, The Project of the Quad Cities (TPQC) is a nonprofit, community-based organization that provides those infected with or affected by HIV/STI/AIDS in the Quad City area with case management and support services. Furthermore, TPQC provides prevention services, testing and education to the entire Quad City community.

 For more information, please call 309-762-5433.

 
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Margaret Thomas   
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 14:31

Unitarian Universalist and other ministers from around the midwest participated in an installation ceremony for Rev. Jay Wolin at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities March 18.

The sermon for the ceremony was given by Rev. Kent Hemmen Saleska of the UU Church of Minnetonka in Wayzata, Minnesota, He is the son of former Davenport UU minister Rev. Charlotte Justice Saleska, and a former Youth Group Advisor in the Davenport Congregation.  His topic was “Found in Translation.”

A charge from the community was given by Rabbi Henry Karp of Temple Emmanuel and Rev. Katherine Mulhern of Edwards Congregational United Church of Christ, both of Davenport.  The three congregations were neighbors at one time, and since then have offered joint programs together every year for the Quad Cities community.

A charge to the congregation was given by Rev. Eva Cameron of the UU Society of Black Hawk County, Cedar Falls, and a charge to the minister was made by Rev. Tom Capo of People’s Church Unitarian Universalist, Cedar Rapids.  Also participating in the service was Nancy Heege, District Executive of the Prairie Star District of the Unitarian Universalist Association, headquartered in Minneapolis.

The installation service was followed by a dinner for the congregation and visiting guests.

 
The Titanic: 100 Years Later PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Hart   
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 11:59

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the Davenport Public Library is pleased to present “The Titanic: 100 Years Later,” Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairmount Branch (3000 N. Fairmount Street). At this event, former Research Specialist Liza Gilbert will discuss the famous and not-so-famous individuals on the ship, the luxuries on board, and the list of mistakes that led to the horrific disaster.  Visit the library’s PR blog at http://blogs.davenportlibrary.com/pr/ for interesting facts about the Titanic!

Adults, teens, and seniors are invited to this FREE and informative program. For more information call (563) 326-7832 or visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

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