Tag Archives: inspiration

Brooke’s Blossoms

Brooke was diagnosed with stage IV Neuroblastoma in November of 2010 at the age of three and a half. This type of cancer is in the nervous system and had spread to Brooke’s bone marrow and lymph nodes, in addition…

Cancer Awareness

You have to believe in yourself, your talents and not give up advises West Michigan business leader

One of this year’s 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan awardees is heavily involved in providing a strategic foundation for impressive growth to West Michigan. Birgit Klohs is the President and CEO of The Right Place, Inc., a regional economic development…

Positive Michigan

8 things I learned from my holiday run streak

Well, I did it. But I don’t think I’m really “done.” I’m referring to the holiday running streak, which I wrote about back in November; a pledge to run at least one mile every day from Thanksgiving Day through New…

Fitness

 

Who is your health hero?

While some people get motivated to live a healthier life by looking at photos of celebrities (who doesn’t want to hit the gym after seeing Jennifer Aniston in a bikini?), most also find inspiration a little closer to home. Friends,…

Healthy Community

#KickCancer: Community leader shares her battle with multiple myeloma

Relatively uncommon in the United States, multiple myeloma is a cancer of the blood. The risk factor is about 1 in every 149 people nationally. Multiple myeloma occurs from malignant plasma cells, which are found in bone marrow and (when…

Pancreatic cancer robbed me of my best friend

Almost four and a half years ago, pancreatic cancer robbed me of my best friend. My Grandfather wasn’t the only family member I have who has battled some form of cancer, nor was it his first fight. But he is…

 

Treating an aggressive cancer with aggressive action gives this breast cancer survivor peace of mind

A cancer diagnosis is about the worst news a person can receive in their lifetime. There is plenty of bad news and negatives with cancer, so focusing on the positive and the strength of an individual can shed light on…

It’s never too late to ‘Just Do It’

“Just Do It.” A a slogan most of us are familiar with, and understandably so. These three words have been a trademark of Nike Inc. since 1988, which means we’ve either seen or heard the slogan for 25 years. Supposedly the first instance…

Fitness

Diversity Visionary Award Winner, Faye Richardson-Green of Steelcase, Inc.

Specifically, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce created the Diversity Visionary Award in 2003 as a way to honor individuals in the community that should be recognized for their efforts, advancements, and contributions to ensuring diversity, inclusion, and equity…

Healthy Community

 
 

 

 

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