Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Blue Monday

I heard that this past Monday was "Blue Monday" - they said more people are depressed on this day than any other day in the year. One psychiatrist said it is because the holidays are over, the bills are starting to roll in and the dreary weather. His suggested treatment was to smile at everyone you see that day and that would at least get you through to Tuesday. (Yeah, he said that - to Tuesday)
Though the suggestion of smiling at strangers seemed so elementary - it sounds like a great prescription for such a condition. But couldn't we smile on Tuesday, and Wednesday, and Thursday, and Friday, and Saturday, and even Sunday?
Who could stay depressed when their smiling all the time.
So if your feeling a little blue - get your smile on!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

LiveStrong Day 2008

Save this date: May 13th, 2008

LiveStrong Day this year is May 13th and we (LiveStrong Army Upstate SC) are going to host an event at AnMed Health Campus in Anderson. This will be one of 500 organized events taking place on Livestrong Day all over the country. We are hoping to gain some major attention from Congress with this year's effort so that we can expect change upon our return to Washington.
Be sure to spread the word and wear YELLOW!
More info will follow.....................
Also, we are in the very beginning stages of organizing a Dragon Boat Team.
Stayed Tuned

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The SC Cancer Alliance (SCCA) Family & SurvivorTask Force is presenting the 1st Survivorship Conference: Living With & Beyond Cancer to be held on March 14th & 15th, 2008 at the Columbia Marriott Hotel. This two day event is geared toward the hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians who have been affected by cancer including those who are currently in treatment, those in remission, and survivors and co-survivors, as well as non-profit organizations and medical professionals who directly deal with cancer related issues and we hope to have approximately 200 participants for the first year of this conference.The registration fee is $30.00 per person for the two day conference. Visit for additional information and to register.