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11th Annual ALS Walk4Life to Attract Thousands in Honor of those Affected by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Beth Richman   
Friday, 27 July 2012 07:37
What:
11th Annual ALS Walk4Life
When:
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Time:
Check-in 9:30 a.m.; Walk start 11:00 a.m.
Where:
Solider Field, Chicago
Registration/More Info:
www.alswalk4life.org or 847-679-3311

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Join the Les Turner ALS Foundation for the 11th Annual ALS Walk4Life on September 22nd.
This 2+ mile walk along Chicago’s lakefront is a celebration of hope, courage and community,
and is an ideal way to support for those affected by Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Emceed by meteorologist Phil Schwarz of ABC7 and Kathy Hart of The Mix 101.9FM, the event
will include music, entertainment, food and children’s activities. The Walk4Life will occur rain or
shine.

Most participants walk as a team, honoring those living with ALS or in memory of someone
who has passed away from the disease. Teams have clever names such as “Hoofin’ for Helga”
and “Pat’s Warriors” and nearly every group designs their own colorful T-shirt.

The ALS Walk4Life is one of the world’s largest gatherings for the ALS community, and in
its 10-year history, the Walk4Life has raised more than $7 million. Registration is free, but
participants are encouraged to fundraise for the Les Turner ALS Foundation.

ALS
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron
disease (MND), causes motor neurons to stop working and die. The result is loss of voluntary
movement and muscle functions such as speaking, swallowing, and breathing. In the United
States, someone is diagnosed every 90 minutes, and 35,000 people are living with ALS.
Average lifespan is three to five years from diagnosis. Approximately 10 percent of all cases
are inherited, and a faulty protein pathway is known to play a role in all types of ALS. Though
treatment of symptoms often improves quality of life, there is no cure for ALS.

Les Turner ALS Foundation
Founded in 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation is recognized internationally and is the only
independent, publicly supported non-profit organization in the Chicago area dedicated solely

to the treatment and elimination of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The Foundation is
affiliated with Northwestern Medicine where it supports two scientific research laboratories and
a large multi-disciplinary clinical program. Currently, the Foundation serves 90 percent of the
ALS population in the Chicago area with an array of patient services, such as support group
meetings, professional in-home consultation services, and respite care grants.

For more information, contact the Les Turner ALS Foundation at 847-679-3311 or visit
www.alswalk4life.org.
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13th Annual Walk for the Future Walking for OUR children...and yours. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Patty Keeley   
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:26
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN:SIDS Foundation hosts the 13th Annual Walk for the Future & Adds two 5K Run Locations

The thirteenth annual Iowa SIDS Foundation Walk for the Future will be held Saturday, August 25, 2012 in seven cities
across Iowa. Participants can register on line or request a registration form or additional information at www.iowasids.org
or by calling 866-480-4741. Participants may also register in person on the day of the walk.

Walk locations across Iowa:
  • Ankeny Walk— Wagner Park Bandshell, 8:30 am
  • Cedar Rapids Walk—Noelridge Park Lagoon Pavilion, 8:00 a.m.
  • Mason City Walk—East Park Prairie Playground, 8:30 am
  • Quad Cities Walk & 5K Run—Crow Creek Park, 8 am
  • Sioux City Walk—Bacon Creek Park, Shelter #1, 8:30 a.m.
  • Washington Walk & 5K Run– Sunset Park, Run at 7 am, Walk at 8:30 am
  • What Cheer Walk– Keokuk County Fairgrounds, 8:30 am

The 2012 walk celebrates thirteen years of walking and fundraising to fight SIDS and SUID in Iowa. The purpose of the
walk is to raise awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and funds for the Iowa SIDS Foundation.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of an otherwise healthy infant up to the
age of one year.

The annual walk is a family orientated event for SIDS and SUID families to celebrate and remember those babies that
were only with us for a very short time, and for community members to show their support.

This year’s walk sponsors include: Modern Woodmen of America, NCMIC, Jeneary Dental, Transamerica, LS2 Group,
Stairway to the Stars, TrueNorth, Corporate Farmer, Grinnell Mutual, Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, P.C., Children’s
Dental Center of Mason City, American Bank, Beaton Inc., Casey’s General Stores, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Dr. Tim &
Carol Dettmer, LeMars Sertoma Club, Mahaska Health Partnership, Major Erickson Funeral Home, Medicap Pharmacy-
Ankeny, Quality Construction Services, Inc., and Zany Janie Entertainment.

SIDS and Reducing the Risk
While great strides have been made in reducing SIDS deaths, SIDS remains the leading cause of death for infants from
one month to one year of age. For more information about the Iowa SIDS Foundation, the annual walk, or AAP’s safe
sleep risk reduction recommendations, visit www.iowasids.org or call the ISF office at 866-480-4741.

Iowa SIDS Foundation

The Iowa SIDS Foundation is a statewide, 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer organization committed to helping families that
have experienced a SIDS or SUID death, educating the public about SIDS and funding research into the causes of SIDS.

 
40th ANNUAL BARNES FAMILY BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL BENEFITS CHILDRENS THERAPY CENTER PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Wonderlich   
Monday, 23 July 2012 13:53
The 40th Annual Barnes Family Bluegrass Music Festival will be held August 31, September 1 & 2, 3, 2012 at the Mercer County Fairgrounds, Aledo, Illinois.

Shows start;
Friday at7:00 PM
Saturday; 12:30 and 7:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM

Admission for the weekend; Friday $15; Saturday $20; Sunday $15. Weekend Passes are $40.

Children under 16 are free with a parent.

Camping fee is $12 per day and electricity is available.

Bring your own lawn chairs. RAIN OR SHINE!!! There are shelters in case of rain.  Concessions on the grounds.

Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Therapy Center.

 
Lowe’s Heroes Day Project PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Friday, 20 July 2012 13:32

QUAD CITIES, USA – More than 15 volunteers from Lowe’s of Moline, IL will work along side Salvation Army staff in nearly 100-degree heat this Saturday from 10am to 3pm to completely restore the landscaping and renew the playground area at The Salvation Army’s Family Service Center. This homeless family shelter houses over 100 people every night, and another 70-100 people are fed at the Churches United/Salvation Army Meal Site Monday through Saturday evening.

“The stigma of being homeless is bad enough, so making the property as inviting as possible means a lot to the programs here at the Family Service Center. We cannot thank Lowe’s enough for partnering in our mission of changing lives,” states Brandon Luke, Social Services Director for The Salvation Army.

Lowe’s Heroes, a company-wide program from coast to coast, has a mission to provide impactful support to local communities, and was put into place in the late 1990s. The Lowe’s Moline Store employees will roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty as they reinforce Lowe’s culture of caring.

Shayne Cobine, the Lowe’s project organizer said that "We are very excited to help. I have been working at the shelter recently, and it has been an eye opening experience. It has been my pleasure to help make this day happen."

Lowe’s employees devised a plan to make the heavily-used yard a more function and maintainable space. The work will include mulching the existing playground area and adding benches for the parents; installing hearty plants around the perimeter of the new sod; and fencing and lighted fence posts.

A grant from Lowe’s and a grant from the Tri-City Garden Club have made this project possible.

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Quad Cities Interfaith Newsletter July 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Leslie Kilgannon   
Monday, 16 July 2012 13:50

Join Quad Cities Interfaith on October 5th, 2012 for QCI's 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser at the St. Ambrose Rogalski Center from 6-10pm. We'll keep you updated as the details unfold.


QCI in Action

 

Quad Cities Interfaith, LULAC, NAACP, Churches United and the Davenport Civil Rights Commission have been meeting with Davenport Chief of Police Donchez and various City Officials for the past two years regarding our concerns about racial profiling by local law enforcement. The goal of this group is to eliminate incidnets of racial profiling or the perception that law enforcement is profing in our community.  A St. Ambrose Professor and his Grad students have completed a base line study on racial profiling and have requested from the City $15,000.00 a year for four years, for a more detailed annual study. During this current base line study, the report shows  the police department have thusfar been very cooperative with St. Ambrose. It is expected that the city will commit the money for a more detailed study.  The organizations are pleased with the current cooperation between the organizations and the Davenport Police Department and hope to model this project so partnerships can be formed in other Quad Cities.

Leadership Assembly

QCI meets every month on the second Tuesday of the month. Next meeting is Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 6:30 pm at St. Mary's Parish Center (525 Fillmore, Dav.). Come and grow with us.


What's New

Quad Cities Construction Employment Workshop is Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at Second Baptist Church (919 6th Ave, Rock Island, IL) 10 am to 2 pm. The Rock Island County NAACP, Quad Cities Interfaith, And IL/IA Center for Independent LIving would like to talk about the upcoming rail and transportation projects in the QCA, other upcoming construction projects in the QCA, building business relationships, job readiness skills, and  becoming a Certified Disadvantages Business Enterprise (DBE). Any Questions can be answered by Liz Sherwin at 309-793-0090/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Leslie Kilgannon at 563-322-4910/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Herrington Park, 1100 Gaines St., 12:15-12:35 p.m.

Roosevelt Center, 1220 Minnie Ave., 11:35-11:55 a.m.

Sister Concetta Park, 6th and Warren streets, 11:40 a.m. to noon

Van Buren Park, Lincoln and Elmwood avenues, 11-11:20 a.m.

Whalen Park, 2800 W. 72nd St., 11:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

Emeis Park, 2000 Emeis Drive, 12:15-12:35 p.m.

Indoor sites

Buchanan Elementary, 4515 N. Fairmount St., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Garfield Elementary, 902 E. 29th St., breakfast from 7:40-8:05 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. extended dates June 4-July 27

Hayes Elementary, 622 S. Concord St., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Madison Elementary, 116 E. Locust St., breakfast from 7:40-8:05 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Monroe Elementary, 1926 W. 4th St., breakfast from 7:40-8:05 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Truman Elementary, 5506 N. Pine St., lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Washington Elementary, 1608 E. Locust St., breakfast 8-8:30 a.m. June 11-June 28 only, lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Davenport Parks and Recreation will offer free activities for children before and after lunch June 11 to July13. Parks staff and Youth Corps Volunteers will provide art, music, games, gardening, story time and more as an expansion of the mobile playground program. Before lunch activities will run from 10 am to 11:30 am at the Roosevelt Center, aTruman Elementary sites. After lunch activities will be held from 12:30-1 pm at the Hayes and Washington Elementary sites and 12-1:30 pm at Goose Creek/Americana Park. No registration is required.



Here is Rock Island and Moline meal/activity site info:

 

Broadway Presbyterian Church

June 11th - July 20th

12 - 12:30 Lunch

4 - 4:30 Dinner

 

15th Avenue Christian Church

June 4th - June 29th

12 - 12:30 Lunch

 

Church of Peace

June 4th - August 2nd

9 - 9:30 Breakfast

12 - 12:30 Lunch

 

Rausch Park

June 4th - August 2nd

11:30 - 12:00 Lunch

4 - 4:30 Dinner

 

Truth Temple

June 4th - August 2nd

4 - 4:30 Dinner

 

Rock Island Academy

June 11th - July 20th

10 - 10:30 Breakfast

12 - 12:30 Lunch

 

Academy for Math and Science

June 11th - July 20th

10 - 10:30 Breakfast

12 - 12:30 Lunch

 

Ridgewood Elementary School

June 11th - July 20th

10 - 10:30 Breakfast

12 - 12:30 Lunch

 

Frances Willard School

June 11th - July 20th

9 - 9:30 Breakfast

12 - 12:30 Lunch

 

Martin Luther King Center

June 11th - July 20th

9 - 9:30 Breakfast

12 - 12:30 Lunch

 

The Place 2B

June 4th - August 2nd

5 - 5:30 Dinner

 

Union Congregational Church

June 8th - July 27th

Fridays only

5 - 6 Dinner

 

Longfellow Elementary School

June 5th - July 20th

7:50 - 8:15 Breakfast

11:45 - 12:15 Lunch

 

Casa Guanajuato

June 4th - August 10th

8 - 9 Breakfast

11:30 - 12:00 Lunch

4 - 5:00 Dinner

 

Valley View Apartments

June 4th - August 10th

8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch

 

Pheasant Ridge Apartments

June 4th - August 10th

9 - 9:30 Breakfast

12 - 12:30 Lunch

 

Immanuel Lutheran Church

June 11th - July 20th

8:30 - 9 Breakfast

12 - 12:30 Lunch

Most, but not all, sites have enrichment activities besides meals.  All is free.  For more information, call Nora at Church of Peace 788-6357.

QCI Monthly Committees

Fundraising meets August 14th, 2012

The Fundraising Committee is currently working on QCI's 25th Anniversary Fundraising Celebration to be held October 5th, 2012. We are very excited about this event and will give you more details as our event details unfold. Please save this date. We hope to have all of you there. We are currently working on a Taco Tuesday Fundraising event to be held  in July.  And will keep you posted as we work out the details. We are very excited about all the FUN we are having this year!

Transportation Equity and Jobs Coalition
The Transportation Equity Task Force is hosting a meeting with officials from the Iowa Department of Transportation on Wedensday, June 27th at 3rd Missionary Baptist Church in Davenport.The goal of this meeting is to build a relationship between our leaders and the Iowa DOT Officials and to see if there are ways to partner in our common interest of extending the rail line from the Illinois to the Iowa Quad Cities.  The next regular task force meeting is Wednesday July 18th at 10 am at Church of Peace, Rock Island to plan a local leadership training.

Immigration Task Force

The Immigration Task Force is focusing on voter registration, making sure eligible voters are registered. Friday April 20th, QCI leaders will join a national webinar training on GOTV, voter registration. Task force is also focusing on know your rights sessions for the immigrant communities in the Quad Cities. A broader concern is that each immigrant understands the rights and challenges pertinent to his or her immigration status. The task force is looking at ways to work with other entities in the community to make this information available. Training will  be provided to task force members so they will have a fuller understanding of immigration legal issues. Lastly, the task force has been discussing the problem of human trafficking along Interstate 80 in Iowa.  The task force will continue to explore this issue. Our next meeting is Tuesday, July 24th, 2012.

Health Equity Task Force

The Health Equity Task Force continues to learn about the issues involved in medical interpretation and translation and how they affect equitible access to medical services in the Quad Cities.  We are currently working primarily with Genesis Health System.  We have also been networking with Broadway Presbyterian Church in order to see how our work and theirs on this issue might be mutually supportive.  Our next Task Force meeting will be Monday, July 16, 2012.  We will be meeting with representatives of Genesis Health System to continue our dialogue.The Task Force is committed to finding solutions that will reduce certain disparities in health care, improve equity in health care services, and ultimately, we hope, improve the health of a significant number of members of our community.

Upcoming Events:

QCI monthly Leadership Assembly -- Tuesday, August 14th at St Mary's Church - 516 Fillmore, Davenport 
Gamaliel of Illinois National LeadershipTraining July 8th-July 14th,2012  Mundelein, IL
Gamaliel of Illinios Week Long Training August 5th-August 11th, 2012 Chicago, IL
International Leadership Training December 6th-8th, 2012 (site TBD)

Back by Popular Demand! QCI Taco Night Fundraisier is on July 17th, 2012! Join us at Azteca 1 (4811 N Brady St) Walnut Center from 5 pm to 8pm. Buffett dinner. Drinks not included. $10.00 per person. Call QCI for your Ticket reservations 563-322-4910.

Community Events

Broadway Church (710 23rd Street, Rock Island, IL) invites everyone to our FREE Annual Concerts on the Lawn this summer.  
All of our concerts are free, and we invite you to join us!

  • Our first concert on June 17 featured Christopher Sheridan, a local solo artist, with a blend of acoustic rock and folk.

  • July 15 brings the Just 4 Fun Band - five ladies from the Quad Cities performing old-time string music.

  • For our final concert of the summer on August 19, we welcome Rose 'n' Thorns, with their mix of music from the '50's through the '90's.

All three concerts will be from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. on our lawn.  (In case of rain or other inclement weather, concerts will be held indoors as scheduled.)  
Refreshments will be available for a donation during each concert.  So bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy great FREE music and fellowship!

For more information, see the church website (www.BroadwayQC.org) as the dates approach or contact the church office (309-786-2631  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


Crrection: In last month's newsletter we miss identified Illinios Supreme Cout Justice Tom Kilbride. We regret our error.

Welcome to Quad Cities Interfaith Newsletter

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