Aon Hewitt Woodland’s B.U.I.L.D. Resource Group Comes Together to Fight Breast Cancer

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Press Release Picture_BUILDThe Woodlands, Texas (October 29, 2013): This October, Aon Hewitt in The Woodlands went “ PINK” for a week to show their commitment to cancer prevention. One of Aon Hewitt’s Business Resource Groups, B.U.I.L.D. (Blacks United in Leading Diversity) joined forces with iGoPink |The Breast Cancer Charities of America to provide employees with Breast Cancer Awareness, Education and Prevention tips. Aon Hewitt is the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON).

From left to right: Mbere Monjok, Treemoneshia Rice, Amber Lefelar, Angela Eng, Aysha Welch, Eugene Hsiao and Glarence Griffin (not pictured)

“Aon is a global firm of people helping people,” said Chris Payne, Aon Hewitt Woodlands Office LEADER. “B.U.I.L.D.’s efforts over the last week are a clear demonstration of Aon’s commitment to serving the local communities we call home in every corner of the globe.”

Aon’s Business Resource Groups are independent, voluntary non-profit associations of employees with a common interest in working together to enhance Aon’s culture. B.U.I.L.D. members sold pink ribbon icons in donation increments of $1- $20 to raise funds for The Breast Cancer Charities of America. Employees were able to honor survivors and supporters by posting their pink ribbon icons in the lobby of Aon Hewitt at 9500 Lakeside Blvd., The Woodlands, Texas.

The efforts of B.U.I.L.D. raised over $1400.00.

All funds raised will go towards The Breast Cancer Charities of America’s primary program services including the Help Now Fund (paying the rent and utilities of women going through breast cancer), the University Education Program, and funding for non-invasive breast cancer treatment research.

Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is a non-profit organization with new global headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. With over 25 years of experience in the non-profit industry, BCCA is dedicated to helping thousands of women through their Help Now Fund and by funding non-invasive breast cancer research.

About Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt empowers organizations and individuals to secure a better future through innovative talent, retirement and health solutions. We advise, design and execute a wide range of solutions that enable clients to cultivate talent to drive organizational and personal performance and growth, navigate retirement risk while providing new levels of financial security, and redefine health solutions for greater choice, affordability and wellness. Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions, with over 30,000 professionals in 90 countries serving more than 20,000 clients worldwide. For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit www.aonhewitt.com.



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Wellness Wednesday: Fall Fitness Tips

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Seriously, what’s not to love about fall? Pumpkin lattes are back, you can dig out your favorite sweaters, and sweet potatoes are finally in season. Best of all, the crisp temps make fall the perfect time to exercise outdoors: “The cool weather allows you to enjoy yourself without having to worry about being overheated or too cold,” says Terri Walsh, celebrity trainer and creator of the Active Resistance Training Method (A.R.T.). And that means you’re more likely to feel awesome during your workout, and maybe even log an extra mile or climb another trail.

But before you lace up and head outside, prepare for your outdoor adventure with Walsh’s fall weather workout tips:

Wear Layers
It may feel slightly nippy at first, but the weather has a rep for changing on a moment’s notice. Dress in layers that you can easily remove if your body starts to heat up—or put back on if you get cold, says Walsh.

Stay Hydrated
Many people forget to drink enough fluids during fall workouts because it’s not super hot, says Walsh. Not good. Keep drinking as normal to avoid dehydration. While it’s good to carry water, you can add some flavor with a bit of fruit juice to get even more nutrients.

Pack Snacks
Don’t disrupt your outing for a food pit stop. If you’ll be out most of the day hiking or biking, Walsh recommends bringing a small backpack with nuts or fruit stashed inside. No matter where you are, at least you have a constant source of fuel.

And if you think running is the only outdoor exercise to try, it’s time to get creative! If you’re near some branches and a log, you’ll definitely want to try this off-the-beaten-trail circuit workout. But if a park is your only outdoor fitness center, find a jungle gym and do these fun exercises on the playground. The kids in line for the monkey bars can wait their turn.

 

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/fall-workout-exercise-tips



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Honoring a Local Inspiration- Terri Toman

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Honoring Terri TomanThe Woodlands, Texas (October 18, 2013): This year The Breast Cancer Charities of America will be honoring a local inspiration with a big personality. Mrs. Terri Toman, a twenty-three year resident of Spring, TX and breast cancer survivor will be honored at the 4th Annual Unmasking Breast Cancer Masquerade Gala, presented by Clear Choice Orthodontic Associates held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel.

Mrs. Toman is a true inspiration to everyone she comes in contact with. She is a highly respected realtor and Director of Training at Keller Williams. Terri’s positive attitude is contagious. BCCA Executive Director, Erica Tullis, had the pleasure of sitting down with Mrs. Toman to talk candidly about her journey while shooting a short video to be shared with gala attendees.

“Terri is a woman who not only exemplifies physical and emotional strength to get through breast cancer, but she is the most positive and inspirational woman anyone will ever meet. She has chosen to make her cancer diagnosis merely a bump in the road…but she’s not going to let it define who she is. Every time I meet with her she’s positive, inspiring and full of life and hope,” said Erica Tullis.

The black-tie optional gala has become known as the ‘adult Halloween party’ in The Woodlands with guests showcasing gorgeous masks from Italy to classic Phantom of the Opera themed masks. The gala’s masquerade theme ties in their mission of helping to ‘unmask’ new, non-invasive treatments for breast cancer.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 25 with a cocktail reception, silent auction, balloon pop, photo booth and games followed by the program, dinner, dancing and a live auction. Funds raised will go towards The Breast Cancer Charities of America’s primary program services including the Help Now Fund (paying the rent and utilities of women going through breast cancer), their University Education Program, and funding for non-invasive breast cancer treatment research. A limited number of tickets still remain. To purchase tickets visit www.unmaskingbreastcancer.com.

Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is a non-profit organization with headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas.
For more information on The Breast Cancer Charities of America and iGoPink visit www.igopink.org.



UTZ QUALITY FOODS, INC. DONATES $50,000 TO SUPPORT CANCER CHARITIES

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UTZ ChipsHANOVER, Pa. – In its continuing effort to provide hope and passion about raising awareness of breast cancer and other female related cancers, Hanover-based snack food producer Utz Quality Foods, Inc. is donating a total of $50,000 to two renowned cancer charities.

The donation will benefit the Breast Cancer Charities of America, a national organization committed to eliminating breast cancer as a life-threatening illness, and Pink Out, Inc., a community charity that provides support and financial assistance to cancer patients.

Utz presented the donation to representatives of the two charities in a ceremony that was held October 9th at the Utz Factory Outlet in Hanover.

To help create meaningful gains in the fight against breast cancer, Utz, in May released a limited-edition bag of its popular regular potato chips, redesigned in support of breast cancer awareness. With the release of the limited-edition pink bag, Utz committed to donating a portion of the sales proceeds to the Pink Out Women’s Cancer Fund and the Breast Cancer Charities of America, so that the organizations could ensure that more financial resources are reaching women and families in need.

Thanks to an overwhelmingly positive response from Utz consumers, the company is able to make a significant contribution to the fight against breast cancer and other forms of cancer.

UTZ Check PresentationAmong Utz’s many philanthropic and community efforts, the cause of fighting cancer and supporting women in treatment is particularly close to the hearts of Utz Chairman and CEO Mike Rice, and his wife, Jane, a breast cancer survivor since 1990. Recognizing the need for a local support effort for women facing breast cancer, Jane Rice became one of the founders of Pink Out, Inc., in 2007, and remains actively involved with the organization today.

Pictured Left to right is:  Dylan Lissette, President & Chief Operating Officer, Utz Quality Foods, Inc., Jo Ann Corriere, Pink Out, Inc., Jane Rice, Pink Out, Inc., and Erica Tullis, Executive Director, The Breast Cancer Charities of America.

“Now, more than ever, much-needed outreach is finding its way to families impacted by a breast cancer diagnosis,” Rice said. “But the work will not be finished until breast cancer is eradicated as a life-threatening illness. Utz is proud to support Pink Out, Inc., and the Breast Cancer Charities of America as we strive to make this goal a reality.”

“As all of us at Utz have witnessed the impact of breast cancer on our families, our employees, our community, and our country as a whole, we knew we wanted to offer a way for people to enjoy our products and provide funding to the worthwhile cause of supporting breast cancer patients and their loved ones,” said Dylan Lissette, President, COO. “Together, we can all make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.”

ABOUT UTZ QUALITY FOODS, INC.
Utz Quality Foods, Inc. a privately-owned and family managed company founded in 1921 and based in Hanover, PA manufacturers and markets snack foods throughout the United States and internationally. The company produces a full line of snack products including potato chips, pretzels, cheese snacks, corn products and popcorn. Utz has four manufacturing facilities in Hanover, with additional facilities in Louisiana, California, Massachusetts, and Wilkes-Barre, PA. Utz products are distributed nationally through grocery, mass-merchant, club stores, convenience stores, drug stores and other channels under the Utz, Bachman, Zapp’s, “Dirty”, Wachusett, Mystic, & California Chips brand names. For information about Utz or its products, visit www.utzsnacks.com or call 1-800-FOR-SNAX.

ABOUT THE PINK OUT WOMEN’S CANCER FUND
Many patients undergoing treatment for women’s cancers face great financial burdens. The Pink Out Women’s Cancer Fund was established in 2007 to provide financial assistance to breast cancer patients. As the Fund has grown, support was expanded to women diagnosed with ovarian, endometrial (uterine) and cervical cancers.
This fund will be used to assist with non-medical daily living expenses such as rent, food and utilities. Included are wigs, prostheses and special garments not covered by insurance but crucial to improving a patient’s self-esteem and recovery.

ABOUT THE BREAST CANCER CHARITIES OF AMERICA
The Breast Cancer Charities of American (BCCA) is a non-profit organization with new global headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. With over 25 years of experience in the non-profit industry, BCCA is dedicated to helping thousands of women through its Help Now Fund and by funding non-invasive breast cancer research. The Breast Cancer Charities of America exists to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness. BCCA brings together organizations representing all health and social service disciplines in the commitment to establish new and unprecedented levels of effectiveness in research, education, advocacy and support. BCCA is the only non-profit bringing the “integrated cancer care” message to women in America. For more information on The Breast Cancer Charities of America, visit www.iGoPink.org.



Diamonds…Bling It On for Breast Cancer

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Diamond necklaceThe Woodlands, Texas (October 4, 2013): Thomas Markle of Thomas Markle Jewelers has stepped up to support the education, prevention and treatment of breast cancer through The Breast Cancer Charities of America and iGoPink Unmasking Breast Cancer Masquerade Gala.

Thomas Markle has made it a point to be a man of the community. Involved with multiple charities and organizations, Tom has always stressed the importance of philanthropy in his business.

“I really strongly believe that a business is not a business without a great deal of involvement in the community and local charities…the benefit is enormous and personally rewarding.”

Thomas Markle has donated a diamond necklace valued at $6,990.00 to be featured in the “Diamonds…Bling it On” game at this year’s gala.

The 4th Annual Unmasking Breast Cancer Masquerade Gala will be held Friday, October 25 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.  The black-tie optional gala has become known as the ‘adult Halloween party’ in The Woodlands with guests showcasing gorgeous masks from Italy to classic Phantom of the Opera themed masks.  The gala’s masquerade theme ties in their mission of helping to ‘unmask’ new, non-invasive treatments for breast cancer.

Funds raised during the event will go towards The Breast Cancer Charities of America’s primary program services including the Help Now Fund (paying the rent and utilities of women going through breast cancer), their University Education Program, and funding for non-invasive breast cancer treatment research.

Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is a non-profit organization with headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas.  Sponsorship opportunities remain, but are limited.

For more information on Thomas Markle Jewelers visit www.thomasmarklejewelers.com



Cows Against Cancer

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CowThe Woodlands, Texas (October 1, 2013): This October, Chick-fil-A cows in The Woodlands will be “Going PINK.” Ed Murray, franchise owner of Chick-fil-A Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands Mall and Sawdust Road, has pledged to donate 100% of all proceeds from the sale of the infamous plush cows to iGoPink |The Breast Cancer Charities of America.

The Chick-fil-A cows will wear pink signs that read, “Reel Heeroz Eat Chikin” in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They will be available for purchase while supplies last at three locations in The Woodlands for $5.00 during the month of October.

Participating Locations: 1660 Lake Woodlands Drive, 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr #2146 in The Woodlands Mall, and 720 Sawdust Road

Funds raised will go towards The Breast Cancer Charities of America’s primary program services including the Help Now Fund (paying the rent and utilities of women going through breast cancer), the University Education Program, and funding for non-invasive breast cancer treatment research.

Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is a non-profit organization with new global headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas.  With over 25 years of experience in the non-profit industry, BCCA is dedicated to helping thousands of women through their Help Now Fund and by funding non-invasive breast cancer research.

For more information on Chick-fil-A franchise locations visit www.cfarestaurant.com/lakewoodlands/home