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Veterans to be Screened For AAA

Posted By J. B. Hunt, AAAneurysm Outreach, Friday, July 7, 2017

New Orleans-based non-profit AAAneurysm Outreach will partner with the Veterans of Foreign Wars to offer free screenings for abdominal aortic aneurysms at VFW’s national convention in New Orleans July 22-25.

 

As many as 2,000 veterans are expected to participate in this simple ultrasound screening sponsored by AAAneurysm Outreach, W. L. Gore Inc., the Society for Vascular Surgery, and the VFW, and provided by LSU Healthcare physicians and Philips medical equipment, with support from Blue Cross Blue Shield volunteers, Rouses Market and others. 

This is expected to be the largest mass screening event of its kind, and is a way for the sponsors to support military veterans.

 “This screening test is a simple ultrasound of the abdomen, takes only a few minutes and is painless,” according to Claudie Sheahan, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center, “The images help determine if an aneurysm is present, and when found can be treated to prevent rupturing.”

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a ballooning of the artery that carries blood to the lower part of the body. A “Silent Killer,” a ruptured aneurysm is fatal nearly 90% of the time, and there are no symptoms.

This type of aneurysm rupture is the third leading cause of sudden death in men over 60 and was a contributing factor in the recent deaths of actors Bill Paxton, Alan Thicke, and Tommy Ford.

The risk factors for AAA include a history of smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hardening of the arteries and family history. It’s estimated that more than 1 million people are living with an undiagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm.  A screening is recommended every five years for those over age 60 or with risk factors.

About AAAneurysm Outreach

Founded in Prairieville in 1999, AAAneurysm Outreach is the nation’s only non-profit providing public awareness, education, outreach and free aneurysm health screenings for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, a leading cause of death in men and women.

AAAneurysm Outreach provides comprehensive education on this “Silent Killer” for the general population, at-risk individuals including those with hypertension, smokers; individuals age 60+, those with a family history of aneurysms, and clinical data for the medical community.

AAAneurysm Outreach has provided free life-saving health screenings for more than 11,000 people and outreach education programs for hundreds of social organizations, medical associations, non-profit organizations, senior community groups, and faith-based organizations throughout the country. 

Visit www.aoutreach.org, or call 504-598-5241 for more information on AAAneurysm Outreach, abdominal aortic aneurysm risk factors, screening data, free public screening events calendar, and partnership program opportunities.

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Free health screening in Lafayette

Posted By J. B. Hunt, AAAneurysm Outreach, Monday, October 31, 2016

LAFAYETTE, La — Heart Hospital of Lafayette, AAAneurysm Outreach and Endologix are planning a free abdominal aortic aneurysm screening event November 12, from 8 a.m. to noon.

 

“This screening test is a simple ultrasound of the abdomen. It only takes a few minutes and is painless,” according to Christopher E. LaGraize, MD, of Acadiana Vascular Center. “If the aneurysm is found early, it can be treated to prevent rupturing.”

 

Ruptured aneurysms are fatal in at least 80 percent of the cases. A simple and painless ultrasound exam can save lives.

 

Advance registration and 8-hour fast required.

 

 Call (888) 871-3801 for an appointment.

 

Individuals must meet eligibility requirements for the screening. Individuals 60 and older who have at least two cardiovascular risk factors and men age 55 and older with a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm and at least one additional cardiovascular risk factor are eligible for the screening once every five years.

 

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a ballooning of the abdominal aorta, the artery that carries blood to the lower part of the body. This type of aneurysm rupture is the third leading cause of sudden death in men 60 and older in the United States. It is estimated that more than 1 million people are living today with an undiagnosed AAA. Risk factors for AAA include a history of smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and hardening of the arteries.

 

Heart Hospital of Lafayette is rated one of the nation's Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals by Thomson Reuters.

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Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior and Development to Host Free Hearing Loss Seminar

Posted By Lluvia Peveto, The Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior, and Development, Monday, May 16, 2016

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

5/16/2016

 

Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior and Development to Host Free Hearing Loss Seminar

 

Baton Rouge, La.  -  The Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior and Development will host a free, round-table discussion on hearing loss from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at their 7784 Innovation Park Drive location in Baton Rouge. Topics will include hearing loss diagnosis, hearing aids, and next steps following a hearing aid fitting.

 

This informal event is open to the public, and complimentary refreshments will be available. No RSVPs are required.

 

The Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior and Development is an independent 501c3 non-profit organization located on the LSU Innovation Park campus, at 7784 Innovation Park Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70820. Visit http://www.emergela.org/ or call (225) 343-4232 to learn more.

 

Media Contact:  Lluvia Peveto

Phone: (225) 343-4232, ext. 1900

Email: lpeveto@emergela.org


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Free Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screenings on Dec. 12, 2015

Posted By J. B. Hunt, AAAneurysm Outreach, Thursday, November 19, 2015

 

News Release: Monday, November 16, 2015

Contact: J B Hunt, Executive Director, 504-598-5241    

JBHunt@AOutreach.org

 

  

NEW ORLEANS — Peoples Health, LSU Healthcare Network and AAAneurysm Outreach will provide free abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at the LSU Healthcare Network at 3700 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans.

 

“This screening test is a simple ultrasound of the abdomen. It only takes a few minutes and is painless,” according to Claudie Sheahan, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center. “The images will help determine whether or not an aneurysm is present. If the aneurysm is found early, it can be treated to prevent rupturing.”

 

Advanced registration and an eight-hour fast are required. Please call 504-412-1578 to make an appointment.

 

Individuals must meet eligibility requirements for the screening. Individuals 60 and older who have at least two cardiovascular risk factors and men age 55 and older with a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm and at least one additional cardiovascular risk factor are eligible for the screening once every five years.

 

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a ballooning of the abdominal aorta, the artery that carries blood to the lower part of the body. This type of aneurysm rupture is the third leading cause of sudden death in men 60 and older in the United States. It is estimated that more than 1 million people are living today with an undiagnosed AAA. Risk factors for AAA include a history of smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and hardening of the arteries.

 

 

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1441 Canal Street Suite #424. New Orleans, LA 70112 · 504-598-5241 www.aoutreach.org

 

 

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Free info session: The Fundraising Intensive Program

Posted By Nora Ellertsen, The Funding Seed, LLC, Thursday, April 2, 2015

Free information session on
The Fundraising Intensive Program
Thursday, April 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Propeller Incubator, 4035 Washington Ave., New Orleans
Details and registration

** Attendees will receive an exclusive discount code for $200 off program tuition. **

Are you thinking about applying for the Fundraising Intensive Program?

Do you have questions about what your nonprofit will gain from participating, or whether it's worth the investment?

Are you trying to decide who from your organization should apply?


Fundraising Intensive Program Group Session


Join The Funding Seed and members of this year's graduating class for a free information session about the Fundraising Intensive Program.  You'll receive an overview on the program, learn details on how to apply and have time for Q&A with a panel of this year's participants. 

The Fundraising Intensive Program is a 
10-month course that gives you tools to raise funds for your nonprofit. Through a combination of group learning and one-on-one coaching, participants learn best practices and practical skills related to a range of fundraising activities.

Full program description and application available here. For more on services offered by The Funding Seed, visit www.thefundingseed.com.

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BREC, Capital Area Corporation Recycling Council Partner for America Recycles Electronics Collections Event

Posted By Lluvia Peveto, Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council, Monday, November 11, 2013

In honor of America Recycles Day, BREC is asking local residents for all unused and unwanted electronics. The recreation and park department is partnering with the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council Saturday, Nov. 16, for a collection day.

BREC will present the recycling awareness event as a way to inform the general public about local recycling and conservation resources. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at City-Brooks Park, located at 1515 Dalrymple Drive in Baton Rouge.

The free electronics recycling collection will be open to all greater Baton Rouge-area residents.

Recyclables include computer hardware and accessories, monitors, laptops, audio equipment, and DVDs to name a few. Appliances, televisions and furniture cannot be recycled through the CACRC. All donated equipment will be refurbished or recycled via the CACRC’s Responsible Recycling Practices (R2) Program. For a complete list of items, go online to www.cacrc.com/what.html.

For more information contact Amanda Nichols at (225) 273-6405 and anichols@brec.org; or Lluvia Peveto at (225) 379-3577 and lluzpeveto@cacrc.com.

 

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The Capital Area Corporation Recycling Council, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge to Host "America Recycles Day" Electronics Event

Posted By Lluvia Peveto, Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council, Monday, November 11, 2013

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge and the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council are going to "reuse, recover and recycle" on Saturday, Nov. 16, for America Recycles Day.

The two nonprofits are teaming up to offer a free electronics recycling event to greater Baton Rouge-area residents during Habitat ReStore's 10th anniversary celebration. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Habitat Restore parking lot, located at 4301 Airline Hwy in Baton Rouge.

The local America Recycles Day bash will be featured at the Restore location as part of CACRC’s effort to promote a "green" lifestyle through electronics recycling and to support Habitat's "reuse" mission, according to Nancy Jo Craig, executive director for the CACRC.

For more information contact Katie Tressier at (225) 927-6651 and katie@habitatbrla.org; or Lluvia Peveto at (225) 379-3577 and lluzpeveto@cacrc.com.

 

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Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council Partners in for "Tools for Schools" Competition

Posted By Lluvia Peveto, Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council, Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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Partnerhship with Whole Foods Market® and WVLA NBC 33 News will award a computer lab to the local school with most votes.


A local school will receive a helping hand from Whole Foods Market, WVLA NBC 33 News, and the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) organizations this year. The organic supermarket chain, news station and nonprofit are teaming up to present "Tools for Schools," a project that will award a computer lab to an East Baton Rouge Parish school.

Fifteen refurbished LCD computer systems will be awarded to the school that receives the most votes via the NBC33 "Tools for Schools" website. Participants include: LaBelle Aire Elementary; Park Elementary; Broadmoor Middle School, and Windbourne Elementary.

Supporters of the participating schools can vote for their favorite location by going online to www.nbc33tv.com, clicking on the "Tools for Schools" logo on the main page, and following the voting prompts.

Each supporter can vote once during a 24-hour period and every day during the contest. The contest will begin Sept. 20, and voting will end on Sept. 28. A winner will be announced the week of Sept. 30.

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Contact for more: Lluvia L. Peveto, Outreach Coordinator

Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council

1400 Main Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

(225) 379-3577

lluzpeveto@cacrc.com

 

 

 

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Join us and Learn How to Build a Strong Donor Retention Plan

Posted By Lori Kadavy, Firespring, Thursday, September 5, 2013

 

Online Fundraising

Best Practices for

Nonprofits

Online - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

 


Discover how to harness the power of the internet for fundraising by tapping into the expertise of Firespring – a company that has conducted more than 10 years of focus group research with nonprofit constituents and donors. You’ll learn:

• the advantages of raising funds online;

• key reasons for donor abandonment;

• how to build a strong donor retention plan;

• specific action steps to achieving online fundraising success; and

• real-world examples of how nonprofits are succeeding with online fundraising.

You won’t want to miss this engaging and informative session led by Firespring CEO/Founder Jay Wilkinson, one of America’s top-rated speakers.

 

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Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Posted By Lori Kadavy, Firespring, Thursday, August 1, 2013

 

 

LANO Members: Join Us Online and Discover:

 

Online Fundraising

Best Practices for Nonprofits 

 

Discover how to harness the power of the internet for fundraising by tapping into the expertise of Firespring – a company that has conducted more than 10 years of focus group research with nonprofit constituents and donors. You’ll learn:

• the advantages of raising funds online;

• key reasons for donor abandonment;

• how to build a strong donor retention plan;

• specific action steps to achieving online fundraising success; and

• real-world examples of how nonprofits are succeeding with online fundraising.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CDT

 

 

You won’t want to miss this engaging and informative session led by Firespring CEO/Founder Jay Wilkinson, one of America’s top-rated speakers.

                 

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