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    Raleigh, NC -- Nearly 1,500 participants registered for this year's Run For Love 5K at Dorthea Dix Park. This was the fourth year of the race, which is held annually to raise money for the LGBT Center of Raleigh. Although they had to cancel in 2020, race organizer and Runologie owner Alex Warren noted that "it came back strong last year, and even stronger this year." Along with Runologie, the 5K is sponsored by Trophy Brewing, where owner David Meeker welcomed participants with a complimentary beverage and after-party. "I think we need to make sure that everyone feels comfortable being themselves," said Meeker. But this community event goes beyond just helping the LGBT Center. As Warren explains, "all the volunteers that you see out on the course, most of them are Healing Transitions members." Healing Transitions is a local non-profit and shelter focusing on helping homeless individuals struggling with addiction.The event was highlighted by a marriage proposal toward the end of the race. As one such volunteer expressed, "to tell you what Run For Love is,...
    BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (WCCO) – Brooklyn Center officials have named Kellace McDaniel as their new chief of police. McDaniel, a 25-year law enforcement veteran, comes from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Court Services Division, where he supervised 57 deputies. He’s worked in homeland security, the violent offender task force, and community engagement units within the sheriff’s office, among other divisions. The announcement ends a six month national search. The department has been without a chief since April of 2021, when Tim Gannon resigned after former officer Kim Potter shot and killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. RELATED: 1 Year After Fatal Police Shooting, Daunte Wright’s Legacy Celebrated At ‘Angelversary’ At his meet and greet, McDaniel emphasized community healing, saying that “part of coming to this community, being a community engagement team advocate, is getting community policing and the community back together.” “It’s part of the healing process and we are all trying to heal,” he said. “It has been a tough three years for everyone.” His first day will be on Monday, June 27. Since Wright was shot and killed, his...
    PORTSMOUTH — As National Foot Health Awareness Month kicks off this April, SOMC Wound Healing Center aims to educate the public on common foot wounds and treatment. Nearly 7 million Americans are living with a chronic wound, and more than 2 million of those are suffering from diabetic foot ulcers. Many suffering from chronic wounds have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as they have not received needed care during the past two years. For those suffering from wounds on their feet, many of these untreated and undertreated wounds have resulted in amputation, according to a study from the American Diabetes Association. Managed by Healogics, the nation’s leading provider of advanced wound care, the SOMC Wound Healing Center treats chronic foot and leg wounds that are often caused by underlying conditions such as diabetes and vascular disease. The most common types of foot wounds are diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers and pressure ulcers. The SOMC Wound Healing Center specializes in treating these chronic wounds and non-responsive conditions. There are preventative measures everyone can do to improve...
    LITTLE People, Big World's Isabel Roloff shared a heartfelt shoutout to her husband, Jacob, while in her third trimester expecting her first child. The pregnant star admitted that her "third trimester" has been "healing" for her marriage and relationship with Jacob. 5Little People, Big World's Isabel Roloff shared a sweet tribute to her husband, JacobCredit: Instagram/@isobelsofiarock 5Isabel admitted that her 'third trimester' has been 'healing' for their marriageCredit: Instagram/@isobelsofiarock Isabel shared another photo from her maternity photoshoot which featured Jacob kissing Isabel on the cheek while holding her belly. The ex reality star looked absolutely glowing as she wore a bohemian white dress. Her red lipstick accentuated her red hair against the autumn leaves and amber rays of sunlight. Isabel captioned the photo: "So much can change in a month. "I can't wait to see this man become a father." She continued: "The third trimester has been deeply healing and replenishing for our relationship and marriage." Most read in The US SunDEATH IN PARADISE Bloody world of Cancun's cartel wars as gangs behead...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Sept. 30 is Orange Shirt Day in Canada. People wear an orange shirt to raise awareness for the boys and girls killed and abused at Indigenous boarding schools. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: Hamilton Tickets Go On Sale To Public Oct. 5 For Denver Center For The Performing ArtsRecently the trend has caught on in the United States and this year for the first time, the Denver Indian Family Resource Center is holding a healing celebration to honor those affected. “I would say most Native people in their family have had or been a boarding school survivor,” says Alyssa Willie a Family Engagement Specialist with the Denver Indian Family Resource Center. In the nineteenth century, the United States established Native American residential schools. Willie says the goal was to erase the children’s Native cultures and there were harsh penalties for resistance. (credit: Denver Indian Family Resource Center) “If they spoke their language they were abused,” she says. “Strict discipline. Harsh discipline. Basically abuse. Physically. Mentally, and sexually.” These schools were all over the nation including...
    When the average person hears the term “wound care” they often think of cuts, scrapes, or bandages. But specialized wound care programs are much more; they play a vital role within the communities they serve. June is Wound Healing Awareness Month (WHAM), a time to recognize the challenges faced by individuals with non-healing wounds and increase awareness of how specialized care can save limbs and lives. In the U.S., nearly 7 million people suffer from chronic wounds including diabetic foot ulcers, venous ulcers, and pressure injuries (bed sores). Early evaluation and treatment is very important to help avoid complications including infection, sepsis, or amputation. The majority of wound care patients have been diagnosed with diabetes, which can greatly impact wound healing. Of the 34 million people in the U.S. who have been diagnosed, approximately 150,000 will lose a limb after a chronic wound becomes severely infected. “In most cases, non-traumatic lower extremity amputations can be avoided,” said Dr. John Martin at The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center. “With early detection, proper...
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – King Soopers announced the opening of a community resource center on Thursday to help anyone impacted by the shooting in Boulder. Ten people, including a Boulder police officer, were killed last Monday when a man opened fire inside the King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive. (credit: Chet Strange/Getty Images) Officials say the #BoulderStrong Community Resource Center will support the needs of associates, first responders, survivors and victims’ families. The center will be open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. READ MORE: Community Donates $1.3 Million To Colorado Healing Fund For Boulder Shooting Victims Trauma counselors and comfort dogs will be on hand at the center located at 603 South Broadway. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Red Cross are also offering assistance. “Our hope is that this Community Resource Center provides a safe space for the community to gather, support one another and grieve and heal together,” said Steve Burnham, President of King Soopers/City Market. READ MORE: King Soopers Donates $1 Million To Colorado Healing Fund To...
    In late February, a stranger attacked Matthew Leung at a bus stop in Rosemead with Leung's own walking stick, severing part of his finger."I feel that we cannot be silent anymore, and this should not be normalized. Recent anti-Asian hate crimes have been excruciating to watch," said Rita Wong of Gates Street Elementary School, who shared Leung's story on his behalf. He's experiencing PTSD following the attack.Leung's story, a longtime Gates Street Elementary School employee, was one of many shared on Friday during a Facebook live hosted by Congresswoman Judy Chu as part of a National Day of Action and Healing. #StopAsianHate was being used to help start that dialogue on social media amid a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans across the country.Hong Lee described a verbal and racist attack by a man at a Los Angeles restaurant a few months ago.Hate crime legislation proposed by OC assemblywoman would impose harsher penaltiesEMBED More News Videos Legislation introduced by a California assemblywoman from Orange County would impose harsher penalties for defendants convicted of hate crimes. "A man came up...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A campaign called “Healing for the Healers” was launched Friday as a way to help bring joy and gratitude to healthcare workers in Los Angeles County. The campaign offers free digital gratitude self-care packages that are available to every health care worker in Los Angeles County. READ MORE: Police Searching For Man Who Walked Up To Woman Walking Dog In Sherman Oaks, Tried To Strangle Her Each package includes access to three virtual “Gratitude Circles” which allow hospital staff to receive appreciation and experience self-care and social connection. They also include free three-month access to Gratitude Blooming’s digital card deck with 39 reflective practices, a printable visual cue card as a reminder to take a pause for self-care throughout the day; and three-month free access to the gthx app. READ MORE: SUV Slams Into Crowd At Hollywood Market; Several Hurt, Driver Arrested The campaign kicked off with socially distanced activations at Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Glendale Memorial Hospital, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Monterey Park Hospital, Northridge Hospital...
    The “UNITY” and “PEACE” displays shine at night outside of the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. (Glenn Turner) toggle audio on and off change volume download audio WTOP's Jason Fraley highlights 'UNITY, PEACE, FORWARD' (Part 1) Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and after a heated election, the siege on the U.S. Capitol and a historic second impeachment, it may be the most polarized time in American politics since 1968. The Kennedy Center is trying to lower the temperature with its triple outdoor exhibit called “UNITY | PEACE | FORWARD” outside its REACH expansion through Feb. 28. “We have this big open space now that’s part of the REACH right on the Potomac [River],” Alicia Adams, vice president of international programming and dance, told WTOP. “It is outdoors, so people can just walk and have a look at the installations.” The first display is called “UNITY” by a reflecting pool outside the River Pavilion. “Five young artists with disabilities … are represented in each letter of that word, which makes it a very colorful and beautiful installation,” Adams said. “Because it’s by...
    (CNN)A South Carolina preacher and local resident are turning what once was a Ku Klux Klan meeting place into a community center dedicated to educating and fighting against racial injustice. Deep in Laurens stands the historic Echo Theater, perched in between diners and cafes bustling with customers and '50s music that can be heard from the street.But that building carries a history much darker than the cheerful life that surrounds it.In 1996, the once segregated movie theater became home to the Redneck Shop, a White supremacist store that sold White nationalist and neo-Nazi paraphernalia, Klans robes and Confederate memorabilia up until its forced closure in 2012.Owned by KKK members John Howard and Michael Burden, the building also became the self-proclaimed "World's Only Klan Museum" and the meeting spot for several white nationalist groups, including the National Socialist Movement (NSM), the largest neo-Nazi organization in the country, according to the Anti-Defamation League.Read MoreGroup of Alabama protesters places fake body bags on courthouse lawn to push for removal of Confederate flag and monumentNow, the theater is being renovated by the Echo Project,...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- From coronavirus-related deaths, to job losses, and the ongoing fight for racial justice, these are undoubtedly tough times. But many of our neighbors in marginalized communities are living with racial trauma, many without even knowing it.Through song and poetry, the Mental Health Association of Alameda County and the Family Education Resource Center (FERC) offered the community a safe space to begin healing Thursday.RELATED: Bay Area professor explains impacts of police disproportionately killing Black people"We're taught to repress... But healing is very important. It's nothing to be ashamed of and we need to tear down the stigma," said Danielle Brewer.Brewer is referring to the stigma surrounding mental health and seeking help in the Black community and other marginalized groups.That's why the focus of Thursday's event is healing racial trauma.VIDEO: Being mixed-race in America: From Kamala Harris to Tiger Woods, experts explain meaning of identityEMBED More News Videos Tiger Woods, President Barack Obama, Meghan Markel and most recently democratic candidate for vice president Kamala Harris have been thrust into the spotlight with much of the attention over their...
    Health care workers around the nation rolled up their sleeves for the first COVID-19 shots Monday as hope that an all-out vaccination effort could defeat the coronavirus smacked up against the heartbreaking reality of 300,000 U.S. deaths. "Relieved," proclaimed critical care nurse Sandra Lindsay after becoming one of the first to be inoculated at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. "I feel like healing is coming." With a countdown of "3-2-1," workers at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center gave initial injections to applause. And in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis personally opened the door to a FedEx delivery driver and signed for a package holding 975 precious frozen doses of vaccine made by Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech. The shots kicked off what will become the largest vaccination effort in U.S. history, one that could finally conquer the outbreak. Dr. Valerie Briones-Pryor, who has been working in a COVID-19 unit at University of Louisville Hospital since March and recently lost her 27th patient to the virus, was among the first recipients of the vaccine. "I want...
    A Virginia mother has been found dead after disappearing from a bar during a night out with friends, leaving her phone and purse behind. Sheena West, 36, was found dead on Sunday morning at a private residence in Norfolk, Virgina, after police responded to a report of an unresponsive woman, WAVY-TY reported on Wednesday. For days, however, West's frantic friends had no idea of her fate, and circulated pleas on social media asking for assistance in locating her. Co-workers at the Center For Animal Healing in Virginia Beach say they were out with West at the Central Shore tapas bar when she strayed from the group and disappeared. Sheena West, 36, was found dead on Sunday morning at a private residence in Norfolk, Virgina, after police responded to a report of an unresponsive woman West's friends identified her as the woman leaving a tapas bar with an unknown man in this surveillance video still, taken the night she went missing from her group The unidentified man and the woman identified as West are seen walking away from the...
    By SCOTT GILLESPIE, Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — What began as a safe space for area residents who are in recovery from mental health or substance abuse is also home to several budding artists. “People who are in our recovery programs are often very talented. It’s just a matter of expressing their thoughts creatively,” said Rochelle Satterfield, program coordinator of Friendship Fairmont. “When people are engaging in art, their mind kind of escapes all their troubles in the world.” Since Oct. 1, the center has been hosting a paint-on-canvas art contest using the theme “What Does Recovery Mean to You?” The contest will conclude Nov. 5 during the center’s art group meeting. “The art we’re seeing is completely abstract because it’s about each participant’s individual journey. There’s no pathway that clearly defines what recovery is to someone,” said Satterfield. “We define recovery as any positive change to what they’re hoping to accomplish in life and we’re seeing all different kinds of thoughts reflected in the paintings.” Fairmont native Steve, who is homeless, said painting helps him channel emotions...
    El Día de los Muertos is still weeks away, but during these strange times, losses are constantly with us. Every day feels like it could be Day of the Dead. And this weekend, you'll have two special opportunities to not only remember what you've lost, but celebrate the spirit of healing and resilience. The first opens today, October 9, at the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, where History Colorado and the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council have partnered on a community ofrenda. Anyone can visit this community altar, leave a tribute to a loved one, perhaps create a paper flower to add to the display. Educator Arlette Lucero organized the project, which features work by artists Cal Duran and Mark Martinez Luna. "Día de los Muertos is a valuable opportunity for us to come together to honor and remember our loved ones who came before us. It also exemplifies the strength that we can draw from our proud traditions," says Governor Jared Polis. "In both grief and courage, Coloradans are all in this together." You don't have to visit...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The survivor of one of Minneapolis’ most notorious unsolved rapes has written a book about her journey as a way to help others. The self-published book by Carrie Manke, called “Hope in the Darkness”, details the attack 15 years ago and how she moved forward. WCCO’s Jennifer Mayerle spoke to her about finding her hope in the darkness. “I realized as I was speaking about this over the past few years how healing it was for others,” Manke said. That’s why she decided to write about her experience. Manke started publicly talking about her sexual assault five years ago, a decade after the brutal attack along St. Anthony Main. At the time, Manke was home for the summer, going into her senior year at St. Olaf College. “I was 21 when it happened. I was walking outside, going to meet a friend at a bar when I was attacked at knifepoint and brought into his car and raped and stabbed,” Manke said. The attacker drove her around in his car for some time....
    St. Paul-based Penumbra Theatre announced Thursday morning that it is “evolving” into the Penumbra Center for Racial Healing. The United States’ preeminent African-American theater will still perform works for the stage, but also is expanding its community and racial equity programs. Started in St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood more than four decades ago, Penumbra Center for Racial Healing will also add a wellness center. “We’ve been slowly seeding elements of this plan over the past five years, so it’s not a sharp turn for the organization,” said Penumbra Artistic Director Sarah Bellamy. “The community is badly in need of resourcing,” Bellamy said. Penumbra wants to add the arts to other efforts to mend racial inequities and “chip away at the great disparities.” Bellamy said the shift goes back to 2012 when the board approved her succession to the founder of the theater, her father, Lou Bellamy. She began looking at ways to “make sure our organization remains vital and resourced.” “It’s particularly important, as Lou’s daughter, to want to see the legacy continue,” Sarah Bellamy said. Penumbra Theatre is nationally recognized...
    It was the smell of garlic wafting through my San Jose neighborhood last week that triggered the memory. Olfactory experts say the sense of smell is far stronger than most people realize and revives powerful memories. Scents are the only sensations that travel a direct path to the emotional and memory centers of the brain. The result is an intimate connection that can bring people to tears — or evoke instant fear. So it should come as no surprise that the smell last week instantly brought back thoughts of the Gilroy Garlic Festival and the mass shooting last summer that left the gunman and three other people dead and 17 wounded. Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the tragedy. Bay Area residents are still trying to come to grips with the senselessness of it all. The healing process seems all that much harder because the coronavirus pandemic forced festival organizers to cancel this year’s event. My family loves the Garlic Festival. We love the food. We love the family atmosphere, and we especially love that all the profits go directly...
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