Proof Positivity: Valentine’s Day Around The Corner

me4Valentine’s day is around the corner and you have no clue as to what to get your sweetie.  Here are a few ideas for you:

  • * Breakfast in bed
  • * At night when the kids are asleep put out a blankent and candles and have a picnic in your living room.

*Make a heart shaped cake. 

*Make your own chocolate treats to give to your sweetie.  You can get supplies at your local craft store.

*Learn how to make paper roses. Place your favorite mushy poem with them or write your own.  Send with his/ her favorite perfume or colonge.

*If  he/she is a stay at home daddy or mommy take care of the kids for the day, clean the house, make sure all is running well and keep your cool. 

*Create a box and place all the reasons that you love your sweetie in the box.


Three Days of Magic


This is a wonderful opportunity for those in the military.  With the “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute” offer, active and retired U.S. military personnel, including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard and activated members of the National Guard or Reservists, can enjoy complimentary, multi-day admission into Disney’s U.S. theme parks, great rates at select Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort hotels, and additional special ticket offers for family members and friends.

“For so many of the men and women who serve in our U.S. military, time together with their families is cause enough for celebration,” said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “We are grateful for their service and hope ‘Disney’s Armed Forces Salute’ will allow our troops to create wonderful, magical memories with their family and friends.”

At the Disneyland Resort in Southern California:

Through June 12, 2009, each active or retired member of the U.S. military can receive one complimentary three-day “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute” Park Hopper ticket valid for admission to both Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks. During the offer period, active or retired U.S. military personnel also may make a one-time purchase of an adult or child three-day “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute Companion” Park Hopper ticket for up to five family members (including spouse) or friends for the price of an adult 1-Day Park Hopper ticket.

Disneyland Resort hotels are also offering special room rates for active or retired military personnel. For example, at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, active or retired members of the military and their families may find hotel rooms starting at $119 per night during value season, with great savings during other times of the offer period. This offer is available through June 12, 2009, and the number of rooms available at these special rates is limited.

For information regarding “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute” at the Disneyland Resort, or to make reservations, military personnel may call 714/956-6424.

At Walt Disney World Resort in Florida:

Through Dec. 23, 2009, each active or retired member of the U.S. military may obtain one complimentary 5-day disney“Disney’s Armed Forces Salute” ticket with Park Hopper and Water Park Fun & More options. This ticket is valid for five days of admission into the four Walt Disney World theme parks, plus a total of five visits to a choice of a Disney water park, DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park or certain other attractions. During this offer period, active or retired U.S. military personnel may also make a one-time purchase of up to a maximum of five 5-Day “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute Companion” tickets (one theme park per day) for $99 per ticket, plus tax, for family members (including spouse) or friends. Although this ticket for family members and friends does not include either the Park Hopper or Water Park Fun & More options, this ticket can be upgraded to add either such option, or both, for an additional $25, plus tax, per option. All tickets and options are non-transferable and must be used by Dec. 23, 2009.

Ask about the great rates that may be available at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for active or retired U.S. military personnel during this offer period.

For information on the “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute”offer at Walt Disney World Resort or the Disneyland Resort, or to make reservations, active and retired U.S. Military personnel may call the ITT office on their base.


Awards For The Healthcare Field


Microsoft Health Users Group (Microsoft HUG) and Microsoft Corp. announced a call for entries for the Microsoft HUG 2009Innovation Awards. The annual contest, open to any health care organization and health technology solution partner, recognizes leadership in the use of technology to improve the quality and delivery of health care.

Now in their 12th year of rewarding excellence in health care technology, the Microsoft HUG 2009 Innovation Awards showcase organizations that promote breakthroughs by enhancing the quality of patient care, reducing costs, streamlining clinical and business processes, driving interoperability, improving productivity and workflow, and enabling informed decisions.

Eligible solutions must be based on Microsoft technology and enable individuals to measurably improve significant business and/or clinical processes affecting patient care. The awards recognize the healthcare organization, together with any collaborating solutions vendor or systems integrator, that demonstrates industry leadership in each of the following categories:

 —  Clinical Records — Inpatient
 —  Clinical Records — Ambulatory
 —  Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Interoperability
 —  Microsoft HealthVault Applications


Press Release Organization Does Good

pr-newswire The Food Bank For New York City and Community FoodBank of New Jersey — both members of the national organization, Feeding America, formerly Second Harvest — were the recipients of cash grants and group volunteer hours from PR Newswire’s New York and New Jersey staff in 2008, PR Newswire announced today.

As part of its 2008 Charitable Giving program, which focuses on ‘Doing Well by Doing Good’, PR Newswire employees voted on charities located in each area where the company has substantial operations. As a part of the program, employees volunteer their time to the organization as a group and the company makes a cash donation. The Food Bank For New York City and Community FoodBank of New Jersey were among the charities selected by PR Newswire’s New York and New Jersey offices, and have already benefited from PR Newswire’s volunteers and resources.

“Volunteers are crucial at all levels of the Food Bank For New York City,” said Heather Joseph, volunteer services manager, Food Bank For New York City. “Volunteers are necessary for everything we do, from serving meals to creating awareness around New York City. PR Newswire’s local staff and families have been instrumental in assisting us at events around New York City.”

Thirty members of the PR Newswire staff volunteered for the New York City based food bank at the Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival October 11 and 12. Volunteers put together gift bags, coordinated the welcome center and controlled the crowd at the event’s Grand Tasting Tent. All proceeds from the event benefited the Food Bank For New York City and Feeding America.

In addition, PR Newswire’s New Jersey staff volunteered at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, which strives to alleviate the direct effects of hunger and poverty in New Jersey. Volunteers helped prepare food for distribution to over 1,600 charitable organizations across New Jersey, including food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters.

“The employees in PR Newswire’s New York and New Jersey bureaus are always very excited to help out the metropolitan community,” said Tatiana Munoz, senior internal communications specialist and charitable giving advocate, PR Newswire. “They have been involved in the process from nominating and selecting the Food Bank For New York City and Community FoodBank of New Jersey, to actually attending and lending a helping hand at various events.”

“Even though PR Newswire is a global company operating around the world, our employees find it rewarding to volunteer in their local communities,” said Charles Gregson, chief executive officer, PR Newswire. “Many nonprofit organizations need financial resources, and while we are helping out with monetary grants, we still find that charities value a helping hand from dedicated volunteers as well. Our 2008 Charitable Giving Program allows our staff to be involved throughout the whole process, choosing worthy charities and coming together to work for them. The Food Bank For New York City and Community FoodBank of New Jersey are enormously admirable organizations and we are delighted to be able to support them in this way.”

PR Newswire provides assistance to non-profit organizations in a number of different ways including through direct grants, volunteerism, in-kind donations and sponsorships. PR Newswire also matches employee fundraising, volunteering and individual donations.


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