Rebooting Wounded Warriors: How Can Civilians Help?
Groupon Grassroots and National 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Organization Harvesting Happiness for Heroes® Partner to Offer Citizens Unique Help in Healing Wounded Warriors
Los Angeles, CA -Local communities are full of wounded warrior support organizations trying to make a difference for our nation's post-combat veterans. Often, the overwhelming options make it difficult for citizens to navigate the most effective outlet for donations, meaning that a veteran might miss out on a valuable service-until now. Beginning on Monday, August 20th, Harvesting Happiness For Heroes® and Groupon Grassroots the philanthropic arm of Groupon, will launch the innovative HH4Heroes® REBOOT Campaign, a collaborative local citizen fundraising campaign to aid veterans, wounded warriors and their families across the nation, heal from the invisible wounds of combat through online programming. Post-combat veterans like Stevie Thompson and Desmond Rice of Los Angeles are among the many across the country praising the efforts of HH4Heroes® in their post combat recovery, offering proof that the HH4Heroes® program has already had a big impact in the veteran world.
CBS News (June 7, 2012) through The Associated Press, reported in an article titled, "U.S. military averaging a suicide a day in 2012" that suicides among returning veterans are surpassing those killed in action on the battlefield. Through the Groupon Grassroots/ HH4Heroes® REBOOT Campaign, civilians have an opportunity to support a stigma-free virtual positive psychology coaching classroom program, with a click of a button. Unlike traditional psychotherapy, the HH4Heroes® innovative virtual program is results driven, helping veterans learn how to manage the post-combat side effects of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), MSA (Military Sexual Assault) and MST (Military Sexual Trauma) before they become a terminal statistic of war. "There are many organizations doing wonderful things to offer short term aid to our recovering post combat warriors, but our veterans are also in great need of sustained healing. That type of healing can only come through a long-term focused program addressing how to manage the combat experience as a whole. Relief from Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms and a sense of greater overall wellbeing in reintegration is the mission of HH4Heroes. That is why HH4Heroes® exists. It's what makes us unique in our support to a growing veteran demographic," says Founder and Managing Director, Lisa Cypers Kamen.
Why should local citizens donate to the Groupon Grassroots/HH4Heroes® REBOOT Campaign? If one is interested in making a long term sustainable impact in the wounded warrior/veteran support realm, they can be confident that their donation to the innovative campaign will make a difference. HH4Heroes® offers stigma free comprehensive services to the nation's warriors and loved ones challenged by Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and other post-deployment reintegration issues. The unique HH4Heroes® online virtual positive psychology management curriculum, serves to transform PTS into Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) in small online classroom segments making a big impact. Veterans learn to decompress from combat trauma using effective, practical, personal management tools that can assist in PTSD healing, leading to more adjusted civilian veterans, from the comfort of their own homes. Donating to the unique Groupon Grassroots/HH4Heroes® REBOOT Campaign, citizens will innovatively help address both the invisible and physical wounds of combat service-essentially healing our post combat veterans from the inside-out.
Groupon Grassroots uses collective action to gather support for worthwhile causes and produce tangible results for local organizations. "We are happy to embrace the innovative collective action model of Groupon Grassroots, as we appeal to civilians for their support in our Harvesting Happiness For Heroes® warrior support efforts," said Kamen. "We look forward to creating new national awareness for HH4Heroes® as one of the local organizations in Los Angeles to be featured on Groupon Grassroots." The HH4Heroes® REBOOT Campaign will be available on the Los Angeles Groupon Grassroots page beginning on Monday, August 20th through Sunday, August 26th. Utilizing Groupon Grassroots' collective action model, Groupon subscribers can pledge support for the HH4Heroes® REBOOT Campaign initiative in increments of $10, $25 and $120. Each $120 provides six weeks of online programming for a Veteran. "The first $1000 in donations will allow us to set up the systems necessary to provide the HH4Heroes® coaching curriculum online to our Warriors free of charge to them. Each $120 donation after that amount will give another Warrior the help that so many are asking for," states Kamen.
One hundred percent of the Groupon Grassroots campaign proceeds will be used to provide HH4Heroes® transformational coaching online. HH4Heroes® is a GuideStar rated corporation. Go to HH4Heroes.org to donate now.
About Harvesting Happiness For Heroes®
The goal of HH4Heroes® is to teach thriving, not just surviving, the post-combat experience, by offering no cost and stigma free comprehensive services to warriors and their loved ones, challenged by Post-Traumatic Stress and other post-deployment reintegration issues. The HH4Heroes programming combines positive psychology coaching, mindfulness training, body awareness, and interactive exercises designed to facilitate the transformation of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) to Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG). For more information about HH4Heroes and partners, or to make a donation please visit HH4Heroes.org.
About Groupon Grassroots
Groupon Grassroots, launched in July 2010 in Chicago, features local campaigns in more than 65 markets nationwide, enabling Groupon followers to do good, have fun, and make a real impact in their communities. Groupon Grassroots uses collective action to gather support for worthwhile causes and produce tangible results for local organizations. To learn more about Groupon Grassroots and how to become a featured organization, visit http://grassroots.groupon.com. To subscribe to Groupon, visit http://www.groupon.com.
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WINE CLUBS ONLINE LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE SITE AND RADIO SHOW AT WINERIES UNLIMITED TRADE SHOW
Wine Clubs Online’s new website provides a search engine approach for wineries to capture wine club members.
LEXINGTON, Kentucky (March 20, 2012) – Wine Clubs Online announces the launch of their website and radio show at the Wineries Unlimited Trade Show March 28th in Richmond Virginia. In a fresh approach to capturing new wine club members, Wine Clubs Online provides a search engine approach to drive new wine club members to wineries and optimizes a winery’s ability to broaden their consumer-direct channel. “The development of Wine Clubs Online illustrates the power of using search engine optimization and social media to bring increased visibility and visitors to a winery’s wine club page on their website, regardless of the size of their winery. “We are thrilled to provide an engaging and unique website that supports wineries in acquiring new wine club members,” states Founder, Sue Whitaker.
In addition to positioning wineries on Wine Clubs Online’s innovative website model, we provide opportunities to showcase wineries on Wine Clubs Online’s upcoming national radio show. “Our focus and goal is on connecting oenophiles to your wine club,” states Co-Founder, Daniel Morris.
For more information about Wine Clubs Online, call 775-232-0982 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Website at www.wineclubsonline.com goes live March 28th. We will be broadcasting our radio show “Wine Clubs Online” on Toginet.com live from the Wineries Unlimited Trade Show in Richmond, Virginia on March 28 at 2:00pm EST and on March 29 at 11:00am EST. Stop by to see us at Booth #113 and a chance to win a Kindle Touch.
LearningRx-Tyler and Longview
Phillip and Amy Parham, Stars of NBC’s “Biggest Loser: Families”
and Autism Awareness Activists, Bring Their “Autism Resources Forum “ and
“Family Fitness Tour” to Tyler, Texas
(Tyler, Texas, January 10, 2012) LearningRx is pleased to introduce inspirational and motivational fitness and wellness speakers and Autism Awareness advocates, Phil and Amy Parham. The Parhams joined NBC’s “Biggest Loser: Families” in 2008. As a couple, they lost a combined total of 256 pounds—the highest percentage of total weight loss for a married couple in the history of the show.
According to Phil and Amy, pain over their son’s struggle with Autism helped make them fat as they turned to food to manage their emotions. Life changed dramatically, however, after competing on season six of “The Biggest Loser.” The couple not only lost a combined total of 256 pounds, they were contacted by the director of a LearningRx brain training Center in their city. She told them, “I saw your story on TV. I know your son has Autism, and I can help.”The couple was skeptical at first, but now agree that, for their Autistic son, brain training has been life changing.
Today the reality show celebrities are passionate about helping people get fit, and are conducting 90-Day Fitness Challenges nationwide. They are also passionate about helping other families impacted by Autism. The reality TV stars are sharing their personal story with Autism at Community Autism Resources Forum in dozens of cities this year.
The Autism Resources Forum was created to give attendees the opportunity to learn more about local and national resources available to individuals and families impacted by Autism. Participating in the forum will be several care providers and support groups that specialize in helping Autistic children and adults.
Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in America, with 1 in 110 children (and 1 in 70 boys) being impacted by the disorder. Because Autism is a “spectrum” disorder-with symptoms ranging from very mild to severe-it can impact individuals, and their families, very differently. The most significant shared symptom is difficulty with social interaction, including eye contact, conversation, even being able to empathize with someone else or see things from their perspective.
The Community Autism Resources Forum is open to the public, and individuals with Autism, family members, educators and professionals who serve the Autism community are invited to attend the forum to become better acquainted with local resources and help.
As parents of an autistic child, the Parhams committed to climb and overcome a mountain of adversity to achieve great personal victory in the battle for the health of their family. When the Parhams attained such a huge lifetime achievement on NBC’s “Biggest Loser: Families” it inspired them to give back to individuals fighting for their wellness too. As a result, they created philandamyfitness.com, a website promoting healthy living. They have since established and issued the “90 Day Fitness Challenge” to churches, organizations, businesses and community groups throughout the United States.
Join the Parhams as they bring their
“ Autism Resource Forum” to Lindale, Texas on Monday, February 6, 2012 from 7pm-9pm at Grace Community Church
15567 Woodsprings Road, Lindale, Texas and
their “Family Fitness Tour” to Tyler,Texas on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm at First Christian Church
4202 Broadway,Tyler, Texas
NO ADMISSION FEES !! BOTH EVENTS ARE “FREE”
Bringing warmth, humor, honesty and encouragement via their seminars and speaking engagements, the Parhams remain in the trenches of the wellness revolution. The tour will focus on building a healthy Body (physical fitness), Mind (they have a son with autism and act as autism awareness advocates) and Spirit. Their mission: to inspire dramatic change in others by showing them the strength they have within.
The Parhams have authored three books and a DVD. They have also appeared on the “Today Show,” “Access Hollywood,” CBN’s “The 700 Club,” “Oprah,” and several local television shows in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. They have also appeared on local and national radio shows including Billy Bush’s radio show and have been substitute radio hosts for WSSL-FM in Greenville, SC. Phillip and Amy have been showcased in “TV Guide,” “In Touch,” “Entertainment Weekly,” “People,” and “Woman’s World.” Phillip also published an article in “Men’s Health/Best Life.”
Phil and Amy will be available for select personal appearances as well as TV, radio or blog interviews. To schedule an interview with the Parhams, please contact Phil Parham at 864-386-7619
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Morgan MacDougall Productions
BEST SELLING AUTHOR AND TV VETERAN TO CO-HOST THE PREMIERE OF "BROADSCAST" Kim Goldman and Jackie Morgan MacDougall host the one-hour talk show
LOS ANGELES, CA, November 2, 2011 - Morgan MacDougall Productions and Rock Star Radio Network announce the premiere of Broadscast, an irreverent talk fest that looks at the world and the sometimes-infamous people who make their mark on it.
Hosted by Kim Goldman, two-time NY Times best selling author, public speaker, community leader and victim's advocate and former TV exec-turned-Web guru, Jackie MacDougall, Broadscast takes a no- holds-barred approach to current events, pop culture, social issues and more.
With years of media experience both on camera and off, this dynamic duo will bring a refreshing twist to radio, offering a sassy, smart and insightful opinion; breaking barriers and broadening minds. "People seem more uptight these days. Kim and I not only talk about those issues that get people fired up but also remind listeners that life doesn't have to be all that serious," MacDougall said. "If we can open a few minds, entertain listeners and make ‘em laugh week after week, then we're doing our job right."
"I think people will be surprised at how ‘a-stereotypical' Jackie and I both are," Kim adds. "I am excited to share the other side of my personality that is often hidden behind some of the more serious topics I am usually talking about when in the public eye."
Broadscast premieres November 28th on Toginet's brand new Rock Star Radio Network, founded by Craig Duswalt. The brand new online network features top entrepreneur and celebrity talk shows from all over the world. With 3.5 million hits per month and over 175k podcast downloads, Toginet.com is the premiere on-line talk radio production company in the industry.
Produced by Morgan MacDougall Productions, Broadscast airs live Mondays at 12 noon EST on Rock Star Radio Network (RockStarRadioNetwork.com) and available via podcast on iTunes.
"Broad Topics. Broad Minds,"
For more information, please visit www.broadscast.com or www.facebook.com/broadscast
on November 28, 2011 Featuring the
World’s Best Radio Shows on the Internet
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 17, 2011) —Craig Duswalt, speaker, author and creator of the RockStar System For Success, and the popular RockStar Marketing BootCamps, will launch his much-anticipated RockStar Radio Network on November 28, 2011 at www.RockStarRadioNetwork.com.
The RockStar Radio Network is the premiere on-line talk radio production company in the industry, committed