Influencers: Raise your voice, raise awareness of Childhood Cancer

Empire Kred


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Let’s use our considerable influence to end the month with a wave of posts and tweets to give this issue a powerful boost.

Did you know?

  • Just in the U.S., nearly 16,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year
  • 1 in 4 will not survive.
  • Pediatric cancer requires different treatment from adult cancer. Yet only 4% of research funds are dedicated to research for kid’s cancer.

We’ve gathered links with social media resources on this thread. You’ll also find out how tossing teddy bears and picking up pie or upgrades you need can help fund research or care for childhood cancer. If you have experience with organizations which specialize in pediatric cancer research or care, please nominate them for our donation in the same thread.


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A Killer In Your Fridge ~ Sweet Poison…A MUST READ

Rhonda Gessner

In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.

By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.

She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter’s name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.

She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.

On March 19, I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and…

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EIHL Power Rankings 28/12/2015

Great UK Hockey blog


With play spanning across three days for this week there was ample opportunity to pick up some points and move up in the power rankings. However, with fairly even contests cross the double headers most teams have remained where they ended up from last week. Here is the current standings following the weeks action:

28th power rankings

The weeks biggest movers:

  1. Belfast +11.17. With a 2-0 shutout win over Cardiff and then a close contest against Braehead, beating thwm 4-3, Belfast have extended their winning streak to 7. This is putting them in a good position to break into the top three in the standings in the coming weeks.
  2. Dundee -8.24. A blowout loss against Conventry was something they couldn’t manage to recover from, despite defeating Edinburgh 5-1 to add a silver linning to their weekends play.
  3. Cardiff +5.63. There pursuit of knocking Belfast off the top spot of the rankings wasn’t helped…

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Viva la New Revolution! The amazing Meresha is here

Sounds awesome

The Drunken Mermaid

Very few indie artists emerge on the scene with the immediate success and appeal of Meresha. The 18 year-old Palm Beach County native (by way of Warsaw, Poland) came to the states at age 15 on a mission – take the music world by storm. Drawing from influences including Robert Plant, Joss Stone, Freddie Mercury, Björk, Hayley Williams and James Blake, Meresha composed “New Revolution,” her debut EP. Yet it’s not only her determination that sets her apart – as an accomplished vocalist, guitarist, drummer, and pianist, Meresha both sings and performs on each song on the EP. This is a foundation for long term success, even as we are just witnessing her initial rise. Drunken Mermaid caught up with Meresha just after the release of New Revolution and out front her upcoming show with Adam Lambert and Third Eye Blind. “New Revolution” is a great debut song and video that…

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