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Team Bodacious Broads - Relay for Life


Fri, Apr 30th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

"Your test results are back and show that you have cancer." Have you been sitting in a doctor's office with a loved one and shared that horrible moment with them while they heard those scary words? Maybe you have waited for months to find out what was wrong with someone and now they come to see or call you with the news that they have been diagnosed with cancer. Even worse yet: have you been told that you have cancer?

Each year about 564,000 Americans will die of cancer; that is more than 1,500 people a day. In the US, cancer accounts for nearly one of every four deaths and is the second most common cause of death, heart disease being number one.

April was Cancer Control month and Relay for Life Team Bodacious Broads wanted to do something about it. The team hosted a benefit to recognize this. All proceeds from the event are being donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Fillmore County which will be held in Wykoff on Friday, July 30th.

Team Bodacious Broads got its name from Dean and Mavis Brunsvold's grandson, Andrew Storsveen (Barb Brunsvold Storsveen's son), who is a junior at UW Eau Claire. He felt the name fit the group of women perfectly! The team consists of three women who have been diagnosed with cancer along with their family members and friends who have been affected. The team's first year was in 2009 and raised a little under $4,000.

Relay for Life is a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and to fight back against the disease. Team Bodacious Broads can relate to this on all three levels and are excited to continue to raise funds for the Relay for Life of Fillmore County to remember, celebrate and help fight back!

Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man's passion to fight cancer into the world's largest movement to end the disease. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 20 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Thanks to Relay participants, the American Cancer Society continues to save lives. (relayforlife.org)

Team Bodacious Broads held a Relay for Life of Fillmore County Be .....
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Toward zero deaths: a collaboration of the 4E's

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

In 2004, Fillmore County Public Health started a Safe Communities Coalition (SC) with local community partners from the 4Es of engineering, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and education. The goal of the Fillmore County Safe Communities ..... 
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Healthy lives

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

During April, Public Health agencies across the United States set forth to celebrate National Public Health Week or Month. The theme for Public Health 2010 is "A Healthier America: One Community at a Time." This theme was selected in response to the ..... 
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New program encourages women to take charge of their health

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Heart disease is the number one cause of death and disability for American women. In fact, more women die of heart disease that any other cause, and more women die of heart disease each year than men. A new program, Sage Plus, offers encouraging sup ..... 
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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (OJP), a sexual assault occurs every 83 minutes in Minnesota. The Cost of Sexual Violence Report released by the Minnesota Health Department in 2007 reported that 61,0 ..... 
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Importance of maintaining high child immunization rates is focus of National Infant Immunization Week April 24-May 1

Thu, Apr 22nd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Infant and childhood immunizations are responsible for nearly eliminating many diseases that once killed thousands of children each year in the United States. While Minnesota's rate of childhood immunizations is relatively high, many children are und ..... 
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Recycling 101

Fri, Apr 9th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Each county in Minnesota has its own recycling guidelines. That is why your brother in Brown County or your aunt in Itasca County recycles somewhat differently than you do here in Fillmore County. That is not to say that one way is much better than ..... 
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Talking birds and bees with kids and teens

Fri, Apr 9th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Discussing sexual health with your children can be difficult or feel awkward, but it is a crucial part of parenthood and important to your child.  It is best for youth to learn about appropriate sexual behaviors from their parents, school, or o ..... 
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Minnesota STD cases decline in 2009

Tue, Apr 6th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

The total number of reportable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Minnesota dropped slightly to 16,702 in 2009, a 5 percent drop from the previous year, state health officials reported today.

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